Niantic announces events in Pokémon Go October 2020

Niantic announced the events in Pokémon Go for October and it will be another exciting month for trainers. For starters, Shedinja will be returning as a Groundbreaking Research Reward Encounter. Evolving byproduct of Nincada, Shedinja cannot be caught or evolved under normal circumstances in Pokémon Go, so if you missed the last time you will have another shot to catch one.

Legendary Raids will feature at least four different Pokémon this month, including:

  • Zapdos between Friday September 25 and Friday October 2.
  • Moltres between Friday October 2 and Friday October 9.
  • Giratina Origin Forme between Friday October 9 and Friday October 23.

The fourth (or more) Legendary Raid Pokémon will be announced later this month, when we learn more about the Halloween event. Last year, players were able to challenge the mythical Pokémon Darkrai with so much hope for the return of the mighty Dark-type.

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The October spotlight hours will be:

  • October 6: World Cap Pikachu and double Catch XP.
  • October 13: Original Cap Pikachu and double Catch Candy.
  • October 20: Shuppet and Candy double transfer.
  • October 27: Duskull and double Evolution XP.

An event will be held from Friday October 2 to Thursday October 8 to celebrate Paris Fashion Week. This event will feature costumed Pokémon, Shiny Kriketots, and more. Another event will take place on Saturday, October 10 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time with a special timed search focused on Meowth. During this event, players will be able to meet the three regional variants of Meowth, perform special field research, and purchase a special box with Frankincense, Pinap Berries, and Lucky Eggs.

The biggest event of the month, however, will be Halloween. Currently, there is little information on what Halloween will bring to Pokémon Go, but it’s still a huge event for the community. With many locations still affected by the global pandemic, Niantic is sure to add some extra fun to gamers this year.

Are you excited for all the new fun coming to Pokémon Go in October? What Legendary Event or Pokémon are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to come back for our in-depth coverage of the Pokémon Go Halloween event! In the meantime, check out our full Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides to becoming a Pokémon master!


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