Pumpkaboo Spotlight Hour (October 2023): Last Minute Guide

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Pokémon Spotlight Hour will feature a different Pokémon and special bonus for one hour at 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday during the month of October. Pumpkaboo Spotlight Hour takes place today, October 17, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm local time, with 2× Evolution XP bonus.

This Spotlight Hour is the third October 2023 Pokémon spotlight, and it is especially interesting as Pumpkaboo can be shiny (released during Pokémon GO Harvest Festival 2023) and you will get 2x Stardust on catch! In other words, this is a great time to farm Stardust!

Trainers who plan to participate should be prepared to use Star Piece to increase their Stardust yield to 300 Stardust per Pumpkaboo caught. Here’s everything you need to know!

Pumpkaboo Spotlight Hour

Pumpkaboo Spotlight Hour


  • Stardust icon You will get 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • Stardust icon Using a Star Piece during the event will reward 300 Stardust per Pumpkaboo!
  • Shiny icon Shiny Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist are available in Pokémon GO

Pumpkaboo fact sheet


Pumpkaboo is a Ghost and Grass-type Pokémon. Pumpkaboo is weak to Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost, and Ice-type moves. Pumpkaboo has a Max CP of 1359 in Pokémon GO, it is weather boosted by Fog and Sunny weather, and it was originally found in the Kalos region. Shiny Pumpkaboo is available in Pokémon GO.

Gourgeist evolves from Pumpkaboo which costs 200 Candy, or 0 Candy if Pumpkaboo was obtained through a Trade.

Shiny Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist

Regular Shiny

Pumpkaboo CP and IV Chart

1 17 CP 2 53 CP 3 89 CP
4 125 CP 5 162 CP 6 198 CP
7 234 CP 8 271 CP 9 307 CP
10 343 CP 11 377 CP 12 412 CP
13 446 CP 14 480 CP 15 515 CP
16 549 CP 17 583 CP 18 618 CP
19 652 CP 20 686 CP 21 721 CP
22 755 CP 23 789 CP 24 824 CP
25 858 CP 26 893 CP 27 927 CP
28 961 CP 29 996 CP 30 1030 CP
31 1047 CP 32 1064 CP 33 1081 CP
34 1099 CP 35 1116 CP 36 1133 CP
37 1150 CP 38 1167 CP 39 1184 CP
40 1202 CP 41 1217 CP 42 1232 CP
43 1248 CP 44 1263 CP 45 1279 CP
46 1295 CP 47 1310 CP 48 1326 CP
49 1342 CP 50 1359 CP

Mega Pokémon that boost Pumpkaboo

The following Pokémon will grant you extra bonuses when catching Pumpkaboo if they are Mega/Primal evolved.

Is it worth evolving Gourgeist?


Gourgeist is a not a highly rated Pokémon in Pokémon GO’s meta, as its hybrid Grass and Ghost type provides very good coverage in GO Battle League, but its moves are very strange, and it is often overshadowed by the likes of Trevenant.

In Gym and Raid Battles, Gourgeist also doesn’t fare great. When compared to other Ghost types, it’s performance is mediocre with Hex and Shadow Ball, especially compared to Gengar, Giratina and Banette, let alone comparing it to Megas.

As a Grass type, Gourgeist is even less appealing, as there are so many other good Grass-types which you should prioritise. 

Don’t spend Candy on evolving and Stardust on power ups, your resources are better used elsewhere. Shiny Pumpkaboo is worth keeping just for the sake of having it.

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