Pokémon GO’s 2020 Halloween Event is making a return! 🎃 From October 23 – November 3, players will be able to catch a Galarian Yamask, shiny Spiritomb, costumed Gengar and Sableye, participate in Ghost-themed festivities and collect Gengar Mega Energy.
This year’s Halloween event features three mini events throughout the course of the overarching Ghost theme. Let’s get ready for some spooky shenanigans! 👻
This guide contains information from TheSilphRoad subreddit.
|Event starts||Event ends|
|Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)||Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)|
Throughout the entire event, Ghost-type Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild, will be featured in raids, and will be hatching more frequently from Eggs.
Various raid bosses during the Halloween event are wearing costumes. Be on the lookout for thos!
Galarian Yamask will appear in Pokémon GO for the first time! Complete the new Halloween 2020 Special Research, 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 Research Tasks and Rewards
This is only available to trainers who completed the Mega Buddy Challenge.
Group reward: 50 Mega Gengar Energy, 5 Gastly candy, 500 Stardust
Group rewards: 50 Mega Gengar energy, 5 Gastly candy, 1000 Stardust
Group rewards: 100 Mega Gengar Energy, 10 Gengar candy, 1500 Stardust
Spiritomb can be encountered by completing certain Field Research tasks and by completing the new Halloween 2020 Special Research story, A Spooky Message Unmasked. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
This year, Gengar and Sableye will be wearing costumes! Face off with costumed Gengar in raids and keep an eye out for costumed Sableye in the wild—it may even hatch from an Egg!
Darkrai will be featured in five-star raids. It’s the perfect opportunity to get one of the best Dark type attackers in Pokémon GO.
On Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Alolan Marowak will be appearing more often in raids. Alolan Marowak will know an exclusive move: Shadow Bone!
On Sunday, October 25, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, Ghost-type Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild and there will be event-exclusive Timed Research available to complete. More details: Catch Mastery Event 2020: Ghost types.
From Monday, October 26, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), the Halloween Cup will be live in the GO Battle League.
In this format, only Poison-, Bug-, Ghost-, Dark-, and Fairy-type Pokémon with 1500 CP or less will be allowed to participate. You can also earn encounters with costumed Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle!!