Trainers, October is here along with the Spooky Halloween 2019 Event, Pokémon GO Halloween 2019 is special Halloween Themed Event which will take place from 17th October to 1st November 2019.

The Halloween 2019 Event features the legendary Pokemon Darkrai Raids, The Spirit Pokemon Yamask, Halloween Costume Gen 1 Starters, Pikachu and New Avatars!

Along with all these trainers will receive 2× Candy for catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon and More Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids.

Summary of the Event

  • Event Time
  • Event Bonus
  • New Shadow Pokemon
  • Pokemon with Halloween costumes
  • Legendary Darkrai Raids
  • Yamask Family
  • A Spooky Message
  • Increased Dark Type Pokemon

Event Time

Starts on: October 17, 2019 (1 p.m. PDT)
Ends On: November 1, 2019 (1 p.m. PDT)

Event Bonus

  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Transfer Candy

New Shadow Pokemon

Be ready to rescue the following Pokémon from Team GO Rocket Grunts at PokéStops near you, 13 New Pokemon Shadow form will be released on 17th November!

  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Lapras
  • Mareep
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Sableye
  • Trapinch
  • Cacnea
  • Shuppet
  • Duskull

Pokemon with Halloween costumes

Pokémon wearing creepy-cute Halloween costumes will be appearing in the raids and in the wild and if you’re lucky you might even encounter a shiny one!

  • Bulbasaur wearing Shedinja costume
  • Charmander wearing Cubone costume
  • Squirtle wearing Yamask costume
  • Pikachu wearing Mimikyu costume

Please note, Pokemon wearing the Halloween 2019 costume can not evolve. and these Pokemon will be only available during the Pokemon GO Halloween 2019 event.

Legendary Darkrai Raids

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The Legendary Pokemon Darkrai (The Pitch-Black Pokemon) will be joining the Tier 5 Raid Battles as soon as the event begins.

We will soon add the best counters for Darkrai in GO Field Guide App

Yamask Family

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The Spirit Pokemon Yamask will be making its debut in Pokemon GO during this Halloween Event along with its shiny form

Yamask evolves into Cofagrigus, making this a great opportunity to get two new shiny Pokemon.

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A Spooky Message

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The forbidden Pokemon Spiritbomb is making its return with a “Spooky message” special event questline.

Currently, complete information about quest is not available, we’ll soon update the stages and rewards of the quest in GO Field Guide as soon as it is out!

Increased Dark Type Pokemon

To make the event spookier, certain Dark and Ghost Type will be frequently appearing in the wild, in eggs and in the raids!

  • Murkrow
  • Gastly
  • Drifloon
  • Yamask
  • Houndoom
  • Haunter
  • Litwick
  • Golett

Official announcement

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You can check-out the Countdown Timer of all Events at our All New Mobile App GO Field Guide for all Countdown Timers, Raid Boss Guides, Egg Hatch List, Shiny Checklist and much more…

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