This Week in Pokémon GO: 30 October – 5 November 2023

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO starting October 30th! Here is everything that will be happening this week in Pokémon GO:

  • Spooky Season draws to a close with Part Two of Halloween brings with it the shiny release for the Tricky Fox Pokémon, Zorua, along with new costumes for Pikachu and Gengar.
  • Team GO Rocket are blasting off again, with a host of new Shadow Pokémon! Don’t forget to TM Frustration away from your Shadow Pokémon too.
  • Celebrate Día de Muertos with Cubone and Marowak wearing cempasúchil crowns.
  • Community Day brings with it the release of Paldean Wooper and their adorable evolution Clodsire, as well as featuring the OG Wooper and mud boi Quagsire.
  • For Halloween fans who purchased the Ticket of Treats, which gives Timed Research every Thursday during October, remember to complete and claim by 11:59PM local time 31st October!
  • For those aiming for mastery, the race is on to complete the Timed Investigation and earn the unrivaled Master Ball. But that’s not all – battle enthusiasts can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 16, while raiders prepare for epic confrontations with the elusive Darkrai. Genesect with the Douse Drive will then splash into raids!
  • And keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Shiny Shadow Moltres! There’s a plethora of adventures waiting, so trainers, gear up and set out!

Halloween Event 2023 Part Two Event icon

October 26, 2023 at 10:00am to October 31, 2023 8:00pm local time is Part Two of the Halloween Event! New costume Pikachu and Gengar will feature, along with the release of Shiny Zorua!

Team GO Rocket Takeover Event icon

From October 26, 2023 at 10:00am to October 31, 2023 8:00pm local time Team GO Rocket are back, armed with new Shadow Pokémon! Save Shadow Regigigas from Giovanni, and battle Shadow Lugia in raids, which can be shiny for the first time.

Día de Muertos Event Event icon

Día de Muertos is 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. Celebrate with Cubone and Marowak wearing cempasúchil crowns, from November 1, 2023 10:00AM until November 2, 2023 08:00PM.

Wooper and Paldean Wooper Community Day Event icon

Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time is Wooper and Paldean Wooper Community Day! Paldean Wooper will make their debut, and both forms of Wooper can be shiny. Quagsire gains access to the new exclusive Community Day move, Aqua Tail, will be available by evolving Wooper during the event or up to two hours afterward. Clodsire (Paldean Wooper’s evolution) will have the exclusive Community Day move, Megahorn.

City Safari Zone: Mexico City, Mexico Event icon

From Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST to Sunday, November 5, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CST the City Safari Mexico City takes place!

Ticket of Treats Research icon

Starting in October, trainers would be able to purchase the brand new ‘Ticket of Treats’ which grants spooky Halloween themed Timed Research throughout the whole month! With the ticket, every Thursday a new Timed Research will be unlocked, giving you until the end of October to complete them all. Each research comes with Premium Items, event-themed encounters, and more!

The ticket will be available to purchase until October 29, 2023 11:59pm local time, and must be completed and claimed by October 31, 2023, 11:59pm local time.

Adventures Abound Special Research Research icon

Choose your Paldean partner Pokémon! A new Special Research story with branching paths will be available to Trainers! Throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound, you’ll be able to adventure together and bond with your chosen partner Pokémon.

You can claim this Special Research at no cost from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9:59 a.m. local time.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball Research icon

Pokemon GO master ball
Pokemon GO master ball

Embark on the path to mastery, Trainers. A Timed Investigation is a lengthy series of challenges available during a set period of time. Seeing this journey through will offer some of the rarest rewards you can obtain in Pokémon GO.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball will be available throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound. Complete the Timed Investigation by Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time to receive the very best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance—the Master Ball.

When used, it will catch any Pokémon you encounter in Pokémon GO without fail, whether it be in the wild, through Lure Modules, after Raid Battles, or while using your Daily Adventure Incense.

  • For Trainers who are unable to complete Timed Investigation: Master Ball by November 21, 2023, a Special Research ticket that awards a Master Ball will be available to purchase.

GO Battle League Season 16 Battle icon

GO Battle League: Adventures Abound will start on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

The following will occur at the beginning of the Season:

  • End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior
October 27 – November 3
  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🔵 Halloween Cup: Great League Edition*
November 3 – November 10
  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔵 Electric Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour Pokemon Encounter icon

Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday October 31st 6pm till 7pm local time we have Yamask as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x candy for catching Pokémon.

Showcases Pokemon Encounter icon

The following PokéStop showcases will take place during this week:

Date and Time Showcase
October 29 – October 31
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time
November 1 – November 2
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time
November 5th

2:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m local time

Raids Raid icon

Raid Hour Raid icon

Wednesday November 1st 6pm till 7pm local time Darkrai will appear in five-star raids.

Mega Raids Raid icon

Banette (Mega)

From October 20 to November 6 Mega Banette will appear in Mega Raids.

Houndoom (Mega)

From November 2 to November 12 Mega Houndoom will appear in Mega Raids.

Five-Star Raids Raid icon

From October 20 to November 3 Darkrai will appear in five-star raids, and they can be shiny.

From November 2 to November 9 Genesect will appear in five-star raids, and they can be shiny.

Shadow Raids Raid icon

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids
Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

One-star and three-star Shadow Raids will be available daily, while five-star Shadow Raids will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Also, Shadow Moltres will swoop into five-star Shadow Raids during Adventures Abound!

Moltres (Shadow)

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you may even encounter a Shiny Shadow Moltres—if you’re lucky!

Season of Adventures Abound Event icon

Season of Adventures Abound: Bonuses Bonus icon

The following bonuses are specific to Season 12: Adventures Abound.

Gift icon Trainers can open up to 40 Gifts daily
Gift icon Trainers can hold up to to 40 Gifts in their bag
Battle Friend icon Increased damage when participating in raids with a friend
Battle Friend icon Increased XP from going up a Friendship level

Research Research icon

Season of Adventures Abound Research Breakthrough Research icon

  • From September 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Sableye, Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Furfrou, Bagon and Goomy.

Season of Adventures Abound Field Research Tasks Research icon

Starting this Season, Field Research tasks that previously rotated on a monthly basis will now rotate Seasonally. Field Research tasks that award an encounter with Spinda will still rotate monthly. For a full list of the season field research tasks check out our list here.

Seasonal Rotations Pokemon Encounter icon

Wild Spawns Pokemon Encounter icon

Different Pokémon will appear in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will appear in different areas across the world!




Beaches & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!


The following Pokémon hatch from Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group!

2 km Eggs

5 km Eggs

7 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

Adventure Sync Rewards Egg icon

The following Pokémon hatch from Adventure Sync Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group.

5 km Eggs

10 km Eggs

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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