Pokémon GO Dia De Muertos Event Guide

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This November we have the first worldwide Pokémon GO Dia De Muertos event. This is a chance to learn more about this Mexican and South American holiday, and enjoy an in game event! We have previously had a Dia De Los Muertos event, but it was exclusive to LATM.

“Ever heard about Día de Muertos? It’s a holiday observed in Mexico and other parts of the Americas that celebrates the lives and the memory of friends and family who have moved on to another world.

In ancient Aztec tradition, it was said that the spirits of our loved ones never go away but simply travel to a different world, and during a special time each year, they would return to our world. Ever since, people that celebrate Día de los Muertos get ready for this occasion, setting the table with the favorite dishes of their ancestors, covering the streets with petals of the cempasúchil flower, and lighting candles and incense to enjoy a joyful celebration full of colors, music, flowers, and flavors.”

Date + Time

  • Starts Monday, November 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Ends Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Event Bonuses

You can look forward to the following bonuses:

  • Lure Modules will last for 90 minutes
  • Incense will last for 90 minutes
  • 2× Catch Stardust

Trainers in Latin America and the Caribbean can also look forward to the following extra bonuses:

  • +1 Bonus Transfer Candy
  • Featured event Pokémon will be appearing even more often in the wild
  • Featured event Pokémon will be attracted even more frequently to Incense
  • Featured event Pokémon will be attracted even more frequently to Lure Modules

Collection Challenge

A Collection Challenge will be available during the event! Complete the Día de Muertos Collection Challenge by the end of the event to encounter a Shedinja and receive a Poffin and an Incense!

  • Sunkern (Wild, Incense, Lure, Field Research)
  • Roselia (Wild, Incense, Lure, Field Research)
  • Murkrow (Wild, Incense, Lure)
  • Cubone (Wild, Incense, Lure, Field Research)
  • Houndour (Wild, Incense, Lure)
  • Sableye (Wild, Incense, Lure)
  • Sunflora (Wild, Incense, Lure)
  • Drifloon (Wild, Incense, Lure)

Rewards: (1) Incense, (1) Poffin, Shedinja Encounter

GO Battle Day

On Monday, November 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time prepare your most battle-ready Pokémon!

You can receive the following:

  • 4× Stardust from win rewards

Remember that the Halloween Cup will be available in the GO Battle League until the end of this event. Check out the Season 9 GO Battle League blog for details on the cup’s rules.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild:

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following:

This is the first time Yamask has ever spawned outside of the Halloween event, so a good opportunity to keep hunting for that elusive shiny!

Incense and Lure Encounters

The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense and Lure Modules:

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following:

All of these encounters are available as shinies!

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter from Field Research tasks:

Task Text Reward
Make a Great Throw Sunkern (s)
Make a Nice Curveball Throw Roselia (s)Cubone (s)
Win a battle in GO Battle League Alolan Marowak (s)

Free Event Box and Avatar Item!

Did you know that pecked paper (papel picado) is a decorative craft commonly used in Día de Muertos celebrations? You can pick up an all-new avatar item t-shirt inspired by this tradition for free!

Also, you can look forward to a free event box in the shop. Visit the shop during the event to get the following:

  • A free event box containing 20 Poké Balls and an Incense
  • A free Día de Muertos T-shirt avatar item

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


As a reminder, on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, Cacnea, the Cactus Pokémon, is ready to make an appearance for this celebration! Plus, you’ll benefit from a 2× Catch Candy bonus.

Message From Niantic

Get ready to enjoy a good time full of adventure, incense, flowers and colors, as we celebrate good memories with our friends and learn more about traditions that are observed in different places in this world. Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy this celebration from another world, Trainers!

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