Niantic announces details for Halloween 2020 in Pokémon Go

Niantic has finally announced details of Pokémon Go’s 2020 Halloween celebrations. Starting Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., Trainers will have a week and a half to catch as many Ghost-type Pokémon as possible.

Pokémon that will be available include:

  • Costumed Sableye Eggs and Spawns
  • Costumed gengar in raids
  • Darkrai in raids
  • Galarian Yamask on Special Research
  • Spiritomb with the potential to be brilliant in special research and field research tasks
  • Ghost-type Pokémon appear and eggs

New research opportunities will include:

  • Halloween Themed Field Research Tasks
  • A Special Research Story, Scary Message Unmasked with Galarian Yamask and Spiritomb
  • A timed research line for trainers who have completed the Mega Buddy challenge with Gengar Mega Energy

Additional features include:

  • New avatar items in the Style Store, including a Pikachu Mask, Gengar Onesie, Sableye Goggles, Sableye Mask, and Banette Mask, plus a spooky new pose
  • Boxes in the PokéShop including the Spooky Crate, Boo Pack, and Pumpkin Pack
  • Spooky Instant Surprises
  • Double transfer candies
  • Double Catch Candy

There will be several mini-events throughout the Halloween 2020 celebrations, including:

  • Alolan Marowak Raid Day: Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Catch Mastery: Ghost Day: Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time
  • GO Battle League: Halloween Cup: Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST through Tuesday, November 3

Which of these spooky bonuses and events are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides, so you too can become a Pokémon Master!


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