This Week in Pokémon GO: 31 October – 6 November 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 31st October, we have Zorua in the wild, the spooky Halloween 2022 Event Part II, Dia de Muertos Event, GO Battle Day: Miltank, Dratini Community Day Classic, and the start of a new month! What a busy week!

A Tricky Fox this way comes: Zorua appears in Pokémon GO

Zorua and Zoroark have been released in Pokémon GO, and you can learn more about them in our Zorua and Zoroark: Everything you wanted to know article.

Are we seeing double? Has your Buddy Pokémon multiplied? No, it’s just one of Zorua’s tricks! That’s right—Zorua is now appearing worldwide in Pokémon GO!

Zorua Appears

Zorua, the Tricky Fox Pokémon, and Zoroark, the Illusion Fox Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debuts! Zorua will appear in the wild…but will you be able to see through its illusions?

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.

Día de Muertos

  • Event icon Tuesday, November 1, 2022 10:00 am local time to Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 10:00 am local time.
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 90 minutes
  • Incense icon Incense (Excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for 90 minutes.
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.

During the event, new costumed Pokémon will appear, Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir are all wearing Cempazúchitl Flower crowns!

Dratini Community Day Classic

Dratini Community Day
Dratini Community Day

Dratini Community Day Classic will take place on Saturday November 5, 2022, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time.

  • Stardust icon 3× Catch Stardust
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day Classic for a surprise!

GO Battle Day: Miltank


Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time A GO Battle Day featuring Miltank, the Milk Cow Pokémon!


  • Stardust icon 4x Stardust from win rewards.
  • Battle icon The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20—for a total of 100 battles- from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.

Featured Pokémon – Miltank

Available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time

  • Miltank will be guaranteed to appear as a reward encounter.
  • In each set, the first win reward from the Basic track will be a reward encounter. The second through fifth win rewards will remain unchanged.
  • All win rewards from the Premium track will be reward encounters.
  • You’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Miltank.

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on battling will be available for the whole day! Complete the research to earn:

  • XP
  • Rare Candy
  • Miltank encounter
  • An Elite Charge TM

Active Leagues

The following leagues will be active.

  • Ultra League
  • Willpower Cup

Miltank will be taking the spotlight for the second GO Battle Day for season 12. Be sure to take advantage of this event as you can earn a whopping 4x stardust from win rewards along with having the chance to encounter a shiny Miltank. Who wouldn’t want a blue cow?

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 27-Nov 3

Nov 3-Nov 10

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 1st November 6pm till 7pm local time we have ??? as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a currently unknown reward.

Raid Hour

Giratina (Origin)

Wednesday 2nd November 6pm till 7pm local time Giratina Origin Forme will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

October 2022 Research Breakthrough


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!

November 2022 Research Breakthrough


From November 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT -8) Starmie will be featured in the research breakthrough box, and you will also be rewarded with a Star Piece.

Mega Raids

Banette (Mega)

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

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.

November Research Tasks

A list of November field research tasks will be coming ASAP!

Season of Light Special Research


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.




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