Pokémon GO: Halloween Event

Earlier this week Niantic teased Galarian Yamask for Halloween 2020. Today they have officially announced the full details of the event. Galarian Yamask will make its Pokémon GO debut in new Halloween-themed Special Research, and completing Field Research tasks may lead to an encounter with Spiritomb (including shiny). New Raids and avatar items will also be added. In addition don't forget about the Catch Mastery: Ghost Day and the Halloween Cup. The event will run from October 23rd until November 3rd.

Features

  • Ghost-type Pokémon will appear more often in the wild, be featured in raids, and will be hatching more frequently from Eggs
  • Gengar and Sableye will be wearing costumes
    • Gengar in raids
    • Sableye in the wild and Eggs
  • Galarian Yamask will be rewarded from the Halloween 2020 Special Research, A Spooky Message Unmasked
  • Spiritomb (including shiny) can be encountered by completing certain Field Research and from the Special Research story
  • A Mega Buddy Challenge Timed Research will reward Gengar Mega Energy
  • Darkrai will be featured in Five-Star raids
  • Mega Gengar will be featured in Mega raids
  • New avatar items will be available in the Style Shop
    • Pikachu Mask, Gengar Onesie, Sableye Goggles, Sableye Mask, or Banette Mask and a new new Spooky Pose
  • A Creepy Crate, Boo Bundle, and Pumpkin Pack box will be added to the shop
  • Take a snapshot for a Ghost-type encounter with Misdreavus or Yamask
  • Alolan Marowak Raid Day on October 31st
    • Will know the exclusive move Shadow Bone

Bonuses

  • 2× Transfer Candy
  • 2× Catch Candy

Research

Field Research

  • Catch 18 Dark-type Pokémon: Spiritomb encounter
  • Catch 18 Ghost-type Pokémon: Spiritomb encounter
  • Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon: Marowak encounter
  • Win 2 raids; Spiritomb or Yamask encounter
  • Power-up a Pokémon 5 times: costume Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle encounter

Special Research

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Task 1/4

  • Catch 30 Ghost-type Pokémon: Duskull encounter
  • Transfer 4 Pokémon: Stardust x340
  • Catch 34 Pokémon: 340 XP
  • Final: Yamask encounter, Ponap Berry x3, Razz Berry x4
Task 2/4

  • Catch 10 Dark-type Pokémon: Costume Sableye encounter
  • Make 8 Nice Throws: Poké Ball x10
  • Catch 108 Pokémon: 1080 XP
  • Final: Spiritomb encounter, Hyper Potion x10, Great Ball x8
Task 3/4

  • Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokémon: Litwick encounter
  • Make 9 Great Throws: Stardust x490
  • Catch 49 Pokémon: 490 XP
  • Final: Galarian Yamask encounter, Silver Pinap x4, Golden Razz x9
Task 4/4

  • Claim Reward: 3400 XP
  • Claim Reward: 1080 XP
  • Claim Reward: 4900 XP
  • Final: Yamask Candy x13, 4900 XP

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