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Pokémon GO Halloween event 2022 Part I brings new Pokémon, event bonuses, and more

Get ready for a massive Halloween celebration this year!

Niantic announced details for the Pokémon GO annual Halloween event Part I 2022, taking place from Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Pokémon GO’s Halloween event will have two parts. Part I will take place from Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Pokémon GO Halloween event 2022 Part I

Trainers can look forward to the following in Part I:

  • Pokémon Debuts – The following Pokémon will be available in Pokémon GO for the first time: 
    • Mega Banette will appear in Mega Raids
    • Shiny Galarian Yamask
    • Shiny Noibat – Noibat hatched from 7km Eggs will have an increased chance of being Shiny.
  • Encounters – Trainers can encounter the following:
    • Wild Encounters:
      • Zubat, Gastly, Haunter, Spinarak, Murkrow*, Misdreavus, Sableye, Shuppet, Dusclops, Absol, Drifloon, Yamask, Golett, Phantump, Pumpkaboo
    • Raids:
      • One-Star Raids: Sableye, Purrloin, Yamask, Galarian Yamask, Phantump
      • Three-Star Raids: Gengar, Umbreon, Drifblim, Drapion
      • Five-Star Raids: Altered Forme Giratina
      • Mega Raids: Mega Banette
      • Elite Raids: They emerge from unique Raid Eggs that hatch after 24 hours. A Raid Boss emerges for 30 minutes after the Raid Egg hatches, however Elite Raid Bosses can only be faced in person. If you defeat Hoopa Unbound, you’ll get a chance to catch it. Keep in mind that Trainers won’t be able to use Remote Raid Passes to join Elite Raids.
    • 7 km Eggs:
      • Yamask, Galarian Yamask, Phantump, Golett, Noibat
    • Field Research:
      • Shuppet, Duskull, Yamask, Galarian Yamask, Phantump
      • Complete tasks to earn Mega Energy: Gengar, Absol 

Claim exciting rewards throughout the Halloween event in 2022

Trainers can claim the following during the event in Pokémon GO:

  • Featured Attack – Giratina captured during the Halloween 2022 events will know the Charged Attack Shadow Force.
  • Event Bonuses –
    • 2× Catch Candy, 2× Hatch Candy, 2× Transfer Candy
    • Trainers level 31 and up will receive one guaranteed Candy XL when walking with a buddy.
    • Trainers will see PokéStops and Gyms decorated for the holiday.
    • A remix of the Lavender Town music will be playing nightly during the event. 
    • Trainers will see a variety of new avatar items in the shop. 
Pokémon GO Halloween event 2022 avatars
Image via Niantic
  • Special Research –Trainers can claim a Halloween-themed Special Research throughout the Halloween 2022 events to learn more about Yamask and Galarian Yamask*.
  • Timed Research:
    • For $1.00 (or equivalent pricing tier), Trainers can purchase a ticket that grants access to Timed Research featuring encounters with Yamask.
    • For $5.00 (or equivalent pricing tier), Trainers can purchase a ticket that grants access to Timed Research featuring increased Candy bonuses, additional Halloween-themed tasks, and an avatar item.

Lucky trainers might encounter a shiny one. Additional information about the event can be found on the official website.

Are you excited about the Pokémon GO Halloween event Part I 2022? Let us know in the comments below!

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