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Lift Your Spirits with the Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event – Part 1
Have a gourd time battling Mega Banette, boogying down to the music of Lavender Town, and more.
The season of scares and spirits is upon us, and Pokémon GO is a veritable haunted house of dreadful delights. Through October 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, Part 1 of the Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 event offers an immersive experience for Trainers who ain’t afraid of no Ghost-type Pokémon. Mega Banette makes its debut in Pokémon GO raids, and Altered Forme Giratina will be in five-star Raid Battles through November 8. Plus, any Giratina caught during this time will know the Ghost-type attack Shadow Force, which is making its Pokémon GO debut!
PokéStops and Gyms will be dressed up with fang-tastic décor. Sweet treats are an important part of the Halloween experience, so Trainers can enjoy event bonuses that include double Candy for catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon. Also, Trainers above Level 31 are guaranteed to receive one Candy XL while walking their buddy. And, to help set the mood, a remix of the Lavender Town theme will play after dark throughout the event.
If Candy, tunes, and décor weren’t sufficiently enticing, Trainers have several opportunities to enjoy themed research. Through November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, Trainers can claim a Special Research story focused on Yamask and Galarian Yamask, with Shiny Galarian Yamask making its Pokémon GO debut. Double down on research with two different Timed Research opportunities. For US$1.00*, Trainers can purchase a ticket offering encounters with Yamask as a research reward. Tickets are also available for US$5.00* that feature increased Candy bonuses, additional Halloween-themed tasks, and an avatar item. Trainers can purchase one or both Timed Research tickets. Give a ghoulish gift by purchasing and gifting tickets to friends that you have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with.
For a full list of Pokémon that will be appearing in the wild, in raids, and as research rewards during Part 1 of the Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 event, visit the official Niantic Pokémon GO blog.
Have a spooktacular Halloween, Trainers!
*Or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency.
Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Part I brings Mega Banette and bucketfuls of Candy bonuses!
Get ready for a massive Halloween celebration this year—with none other than Mega Banette making its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
Just like last year, Pokémon GO’s Halloween event will have two parts. Plenty of tricks and treats are in store, including a remix of the Lavender Town music and Halloween-themed Special Research. Of course, plenty of Ghost-type Pokémon will also be out in the wild!
Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event Part I
Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
Mega Banette zips over!
Mega Banette will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!
In addition to the Special Research available to all Trainers, paid tickets for Timed Research will also be available during the event.
Ticket 1: For US$1 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees), you can purchase a ticket that grants access to Timed Research featuring encounters with Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
Ticket 2: For US$5 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees), you can purchase a ticket that grants access to Timed Research featuring increased Candy bonuses, additional Halloween-themed tasks, and an avatar pose.
Trainers can purchase either one of these tickets, or both. Each ticket features unique Timed Research tasks.
IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research will expire. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Galarian Yamask—if you’re lucky!
You can assist Professor Willow and Rhi in Halloween-themed Special Research! Along the way, you’ll learn more about Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
Special Research will be available to claim from Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Noibat—if you’re lucky! Noibat hatched from these Eggs will also have a greater chance of being Shiny than Noibat found in the wild.
During the event, the Spooky Pose found in the in-game shop will be updated to include movement–it will shamble forward! This update will apply to all future and past purchases of the Spooky Pose.
New Halloween-themed avatar items will also be available in the in-game shop!
Explore with decor
During both parts of the Halloween Event, PokéStops and Gyms will be decorated for the holiday. We hope you enjoy the colorful decor!
Lavender Town Music
A remix of the Lavender Town music will be playing nightly during this year’s Halloween event. Turn up your in-game sound to feel like you’re taking a stroll through Lavender town!
You can also listen to the music by checking out this video.
- Trainer Battles: 120 power
- Gyms and raids: 140 power
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.
—The Pokémon GO team
Source: Official Pokémon GO blog