This Week in Pokémon GO: 24-30 October 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 24th October, we have the spooky Halloween event and more!

Halloween Event – Part 1

Part 1 of the annual Halloween event starts on 20th October, bringing with the the debut of Mega Banette, and the release of two brand new shinies, Noibat and Galarian Yamask!

Event icon Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:00 am local time to Tuesday, October 27, 2022 at 10:00 am local time.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for hatching Pokémon.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • Candy XL icon Trainers level 31 and above will receive one guaranteed Candy XL when walking with their buddy.

Halloween Event – Part 2

Part 2 of the Halloween event is all about costume Pokémon, with shiny costume Pumpkaboo making their shiny debut!

  • Event icon Thursday, October 27, 2022 10:00 am local time to Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 10:00 am local time.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for hatching Pokémon.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • Candy XL icon Trainers level 31 and above will receive one guaranteed Candy XL when walking with their buddy.

GO Battle League Season 12

  • Event icon GO Battle League: Season of Light will start on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7)
  • Gift icon End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Battle icon Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Battle icon Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

Oct 20-Oct 27

Oct 27-Nov 3

  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🎃 Halloween Cup: Ultra League Edition

Spotlight Hour

Shuppet

Tuesday 25th October 6pm till 7pm local time we have Shuppet as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP for evolving Pokémon. Bring your Buddy Pokémon to witness something special at the start and end of this Spotlight hour!

Raid Hour

Giratina (Altered)

Wednesday 26th October 6pm till 7pm local time Giratina Altered Forme will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

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!

Mega Raids

Banette (Mega)

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

Five Star Raids

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.

October Research Tasks

For a full list of October 2022 research tasks and rewards check out our article here.

Season of Light Special Research

Cosmog

Full guide here: A Cosmic Companion Special Research (Season of Light)

Season of Light Special Research is available to claim from Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 9:59 a.m. local time. New parts of the Special Research will unlock over the course of the Season, so be sure to follow along!

Save Shadow Latios!

Latios (shadow)

Giovanni doesn’t do anything half way! After trainers around the world saved Shadow Latias, the Team GO Rocket Boss has managed to get his hands on a Shadow Latios. It needs your help! Get ready to face off against Giovanni and save Shadow Latios.

Season of Light

Season of Light Bonuses

  • Event icon From September 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - December 1, 2022, 10:00 AM
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Cosmog, the Legendary Nebula Pokémon, debuts in Pokémon GO
  • Research icon Season long Special Research featuring Cosmog, with a new chapter releasing every month
  • Raid icon Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Pokestop icon Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • Incense icon Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Raid icon Up to two free Raid Passes per day by spinning Gym Photo Discs
  • Shop icon Additional items from Research Breakthroughs
  • Stardust icon Increased Stardust reward for Research Breakthroughs
  • Gift icon Increased Stardust from Gifts
  • Shop icon Cosmog Hat avatar item available in the in-game shop
  • Shop icon Season-themed stickers available from Gifts, PokéStops and the in-game shop

Seasonal Rotations

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during the Season, including iconic Pokémon from all generations. As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world.

Cities

Forests

Mountains

Beach & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

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