Pokémon GO Halloween Event 2020

Pokémon GO’s Halloween 2020 event is back! 🎃 From October 23 to November 3, players will be able to catch a Galar Yamask, Shining Spiritomb, Gengar, and Sableye in disguise, participate in ghost-themed festivities, and collect Gengar Mega Energy.

This year’s Halloween event features three mini events throughout the course of the overall Ghost theme. Let’s get ready for some creepy antics! 👻

This guide contains information on TheSilphRoad subreddit.


Event duration and bonuses

The event beginsThe event ends
Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT (GMT −7)Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 6:00 pm PST (GMT −8)


  • 2x catch candy
  • 2x Transfer Candy
  • Shiny Spiritomb Launch
  • Liberation of Galarian Yamask
  • Gengar in Disguise and Sableye
  • New avatar items
  • Misdreavus and Yamask photobombs
  • Lavender Town Music
  • “New” pictures (content is the same)

Halloween 2020 event features

Throughout the event, Ghost-Type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, appear in raids, and hatch more frequently from eggs.

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Halloween Raid Bosses 2020

Various raid bosses during the Halloween event wear costumes. Look out for those!

Yamask of Galar

Yamask (Galarian)

Galarian Yamask will appear in Pokémon GO for the first time! Complete the new Halloween 2020 Special Investigation, A Spooky Message Unmasked, to help Professor Willow uncover the mysteries surrounding this Pokémon.

You can find the entire quest chain here: A spooky message unmasked special investigation tasks and rewards

Mega Gengar Timed Investigation

Pokémon GO Gengar (Mega)Gengar (Mega)

This is only available to Trainers who completed the Mega Buddy Challenge.

Level 1

  • Transfer 13 Pokémon: 10 Pokeballs
  • Catch 13 Ghost-type Pokémon: Gastly (s)
  • Catch 13 Dark-Type Pokémon: Houndour (s)

Group reward: 50 Mega Gengar Energy, 5 Gastly Candies, 500 Stardust

Stage 2

  • Make 9 good throws in a row: Gastly (s)
  • Evolve 4 Pokémon: Haunter
  • Catch 94 Pokémon: Gastly (s)

Group rewards: 50 Mega Gengar Power, 5 Gastly Candies, 1000 Stardust

Stage 3

  • Reward for claiming: 20 Mega Gengar Energy
  • Reward for claiming: 20 Mega Gengar Energy
  • Reward for claiming: 20 Mega Gengar Energy

Group rewards: 100 Mega Gengar Energy, 10 Gengar Candy, 1500 Stardust

Bright spiritomb

Pokemon GO SpiritombSpiritomb

Spiritomb can be found by completing certain Field Research tasks and completing the new Halloween 2020 Special Research Story, A Spooky Message Unmasked. If you are lucky, you may come across a brilliant one!

Gengar in Disguise and Sableye

This year, Gengar and Sableye will be wearing costumes! Take on Gengar in disguise on raids and keep an eye out for Sableye in disguise in the wild – he can even hatch from an egg!

Darkrai in five star raids

Pokémon GO DarkraiDarkrai

Darkrai will appear in five-star raids. It is the perfect opportunity to get one of the best Dark type attackers in Pokémon GO.

New cosmetics, boxes and surprises

  • The new avatar items will be available in the Style Store:
    • Pikachu mask
    • Gengar monkey
    • Sableye glasses
    • Sableye Mask
    • Banette’s mask
  • You can also try the new Creepy Pose!
  • Keep your eyes peeled for Creepy Crate, Boo Bundle, and Pumpkin Pack boxes in store!
  • Take a snapshot for some spooky surprises!

Mini-events during the main Halloween event

Alolan Marowak Raid Day

Pokémon GO Marowak (Alola)Marowak (Alola)

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. M. At 5:00 p. M. Local time, Alolan Marowak will appear more frequently in raids. Alolan Marowak will know an exclusive play: Shadow Bone!

Capture Mastery: Ghost

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. M. At 10:00 p. M., Local Time, Ghost-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and there will be an event-exclusive timed investigation available to complete. More details: Catch 2020 Mastery Event: Ghost Types.

GO Battle League: Halloween Cup

From Monday, October 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm PDT (GMT −7) until Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 1:00 pm PST (GMT −8), the Halloween Cup will be available on GO Battle League.

In this format, only Poison, Bug, Ghost, Dark, and Fairy-type Pokémon with 1500 CP or less will be able to participate. You can also win encounters with Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in disguise !!

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