Mysterious Masks Special Research Guide

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Mysterious Masks is a Halloween-themed Special Research that features Yamask and Galarian Yamask. During this Research, professor Willow and Rhi need your help to discover mysteries of these two masked Pokémon.

Mysterious Masks Special Research is available to claim from Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 am local time until Thursday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 am local time. Mysterious Masks is free, and available during Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event: Part 1 and Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event: Part 2.

Both Yamask and Galarian Yamask can be Shiny:

Mysterious Masks Special Research Tasks and Rewards

Mysterious Masks (1/4)

Tasks

Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokemon
  • Stardust icon 1313x Stardust
Make 9 Curveball throws
Make 49 Nice throws
  • Ultra Ball icon 9x Ultra Ball

Rewards

Mysterious Masks (2/4)

Tasks

Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokemon
  • Stardust icon 1313x Stardust
Earn 9 Hearts with your buddy
Send 13 Gifts to friends
  • Great Ball icon 40x Great Ball

Rewards

Mysterious Masks (3/4)

Tasks

Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokemon
  • Stardust icon 1313x Stardust
Catch 9 different species of Ghost-type Pokémon
Use 49 Berries to help catch Pokémon
  • Poké Ball icon 49x Poké Ball

Rewards

Mysterious Masks (4/4)

Tasks

Claim reward
  • XP icon 49x XP
Claim reward
  • XP icon 490x XP
Claim reward
  • XP icon 4900x XP

Rewards

Everything to know about Halloween 2022 in Pokémon GO

Halloween 2022 is a two part event in Pokémon GO, starts from October 20, 2022, and lasts until November 1, 2022. During the event, Ghost and Dark-type Pokémon appear in larger numbers, especially at night, and Trainers earn 2x Candy from catching, hatching and transferring Pokémon.

Shiny Galarian Yamask and Shiny Noibat make their Pokémon GO debuts, alongside Mega Bannette. Mega Banette is available in Mega Raids. Giratina caught during the event will know Shadow Force, a new Ghost-type Charged Attack.

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Zubat
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Spinarak
  • Murkrow
  • Misdreavus
  • Sableye
  • Shuppet
  • Dusclops
  • Absol
  • Drifloon
  • Yamask
  • Golett
  • Phantump
  • Pumpkaboo

In addition to the freely available Halloween-themed Mysterious Masks Special Research, there will be two separate paid tickets available for the event as well.

  • For $1 US (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees) you can purchase a ticket that will grant access to Timed Research featuring encounters with Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
  • For $5 US (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency, plus any applicable taxes and fees) you can purchase a ticket that will grant access to Timed Research featuring increased candy bonuses, additional Halloween-themed tasks, an avatar pose, and Spiritomb.

You can learn more about those Timed Research chains here: Pokémon GO Halloween 2022 Event: Part 1. 

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