Pokémon GO October 2022 Guide

October 2022 Pokémon GO Raids, Events, Research Breakthrough, Spotlight Hours and Raid Hours Guide

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October is always an exciting time in Pokémon GO, and it looks like 2022 will continue that trend! From the annual spooky Halloween event, to the return of the Festival of Lights, and new shiny Legendary Pokémon, it looks like a great month.

In addition to all of the Raids, Mega Raids, live and in-game events that take place in Pokémon GO during October 2022, we are also expecting a new stage in A Cosmic Companion Special Research (Season of Light) to be unlocked on October 5, 2022.

Official Infographic

Upcoming Events

Evolving Stars Event

From October 5, 2022 10am local time, to October 11, 2022 8pm local time, we have the first ever ‘Evolving Stars’ event. Could this be tied in with evolving Cosmog? Cosmoem is teased in the official infographic above.

Mega Gyarados Raid Day

Gyarados (Mega)

October 8, 2022 2pm local time to 5pm local time we have Mega Gyarados raid day! Prep your best counters using our raid guide.

Festival of Lights

October 14, 2022 10am local time to October 17, 8pm local time we have the return of the Festival of Lights. Last year saw the release of Dedenne in Pokémon GO, maybe this year it’ll sparkle?

Litwick Community Day

Litwick

October 15, 2022 2pm local time to 5pm local time we have the long awaited Litwick Community Day! Full information here.

Halloween Event

The always spooky and fantastic Halloween event takes place from October 20, 2022 10am local time, to November 1, 2022 8pm local time. We can’t wait to find out more!

Taipei Safari Zone

Finneon

The Taipei Safari Zone takes place from October 21, 2022 to October 23, 2022. It will see the release of shiny Finneon for the first time!

Raids

Five Star Raids

Yveltal

From September 27 to October 8, 2022, Yveltal will be appearing in Five-Star Raids. It will be making their shiny debut!

Xerneas

From October 8 to October 20, 2022, Xerneas will be appearing in Five-Star Raids. It will be making their shiny debut!

Giratina (Altered)

From October 20 to October 27, 2022, Giratina Altered Forme will be appearing in Five-Star Raids.

Giratina (Origin)

From October 27 to November 8, 2022, Giratina Origin Forme will be appearing in Five-Star Raids.

Mega Raids

Lopunny (Mega)

From Friday, September 27, 2022 to Friday, October 8, 2022 Mega Lopunny will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Manectric (Mega)

From October 8, 2022 to Friday, October 20, 2022 Mega Manectric will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Banette (Mega)

From October 20, 2022 to November 8, 2022 a Mega Banette will be appearing in Mega Raids.

Raid Hours

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured in increased numbers in Five Star Raids during these dates in October:

Dates Featured Boss
October 5 Yveltal
October 12 Xerneas
October 19 Xerneas
October 26 Giratina (Altered)

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in September:

October 4

October 11

October 18

October 25**

**Bring your Buddy Pokémon along to see something special at the start and end of this Spotlight Hour!

October 2022 Events

The following events take place during the month of October in Pokémon GO. All times are local times. Click on the event image or name to learn more about the event bonuses, features and gameplay experience.

Event Date and Time
Evolving Stars (Event, October 2022) Evolving Stars Event October 5 – 11, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
Mega Gyarados Raid Day October 8, 2022,
from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
Festival of Lights 2022 Festival of Lights October 14 – 17, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
October Community Day: Litwick October Community Day: Litwick October 15, 2022,
from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
Halloween Event 2022 – Part 1 Halloween Event 2022 Part 1 and Halloween Event 2022 Part 2 October 20 – November 1, 2022,
from 10 A.M. to 10 A.M. local time

October 2022 Research Breakthrough

Shedinja

From October 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to November 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
PDT (GMT -7) Shedinja will be the weekly research breakthrough box reward. For the first time in Pokémon GO, it can be shiny!

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