Trainers, The Halloween 2020 Event has started in Pokemon GO bringing a newly released Pokemon, Timed Special Research, Bonuses, Boosted Spawns, New Shiny and much more…

Event Date: Friday, October 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)

  • Bonuses
  • New Release
  • Boosted Spawns
  • Costume Pokemon
  • Photobomb Surprise
  • Event Exclusive Field Research
  • Timed Special Research (Mega Gengar)
  • Special Research (A Spooky Message Unmasked)
  • New Shiny
  • Raids

We’ve also updated the Increased Spawns, Egg Hatch List, Raids list, Research Task in the GO Field Guide App – Support GO Field Guide on Patreon ❤️


Halloween is here in Pokemon GO, Turn up the volume to hear the Lavender Town Music.

  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 2x Transfer Candy

New Release

Yamask Galarian Form and Mega Gengar have made its debut in Pokemon Go with the start of the event.


Boosted Spawns

Ghost and Dark-type Pokemon are now appearing more frequently in the wild.

Here’s the list of increased spawn in the surroundings:

  • Alolan Grimer (s)
  • Chimecho
  • Drifloon (s)
  • Duskull (s)
  • Golett
  • Litwick
  • Mimikyu-costume Pikachu (s)
  • Misdreavus (s)
  • Shuppet (s)
  • Sableye (s)
  • Litwick-costume Sableye (s)
  • Yamask (s)

Costume Pokemon

During the complete event, you can find the following costume Pokemon in the wild, eggs and raid.


Photobomb Surprise

Get ready for some Photobomb surprises.

Have a surprise encounter of Misdreavus and Yamask in the GOSnapshot.

Event Exclusive Field Research

Here’s the list of new field research quests available with the start of the Halloween Event.

Catch 18 Dark-type PokemonSpiritomb (s)
Catch 18 Ghost-type PokemonSpiritomb (s)
Purify 2 Shadow PokemonCubone (s)
Win 2 RaidsYamask (s), Spiritomb (s)
Power up 5 PokemonCubone-costume Charmander (s), Yamask-costume Squirtle (s), Shedninja-costume Bulbasaur (s)

Timed Special Research (Mega Gengar)

A New Special Timed Research has appeared in the today’s view, please note this is limited-time research so it will be disappeared once the event ends.

Note: This is Timed special research is only available to trainers who completed the Mega Buddy Challenge.

Stage 1

  • Transfer 13 Pokemon: 10 Pokeballs
  • Catch 13 Ghost-type Pokemon: Gastly (s)
  • Catch 13 Dark-type Pokemon: Houndour (s)

Stage Reward: 50 Mega Gengar Energy, 5 Gastly candy, 500 Stardust

Stage 2

  • Make 9 nice throws in a row: Gastly (s)
  • Evolve 4 Pokemon: Haunter
  • Catch 94 Pokemon: Gastly (s)

Stage Reward: 50 Mega Gengar energy, 5 Gastly candy, 1000 Stardust

Stage 3

  • Already Completed: 20 Mega Gengar energy
  • Already Completed: 20 Mega Gengar energy
  • Already Completed: 20 Mega Gengar energy

Stage Reward: 100 Mega Gengar energy, 10 Gastly candy, 1500 Stardust

Special Research (A Spooky Message Unmasked)

Stage 1

  • Catch 30 Ghost-type Pokemon: Duskull (s)
  • Transfer 4 Pokemon: 340 Stardust
  • Catch 34 Pokemon: 340 XP

Stage Reward: Yamask (s), 3 Pinap Berries, 4 Razz Berries

Stage 2

  • Catch 10 Dark-type Pokemon: Sableye Litwick Costume (s)
  • Make 8 Nice Throws: 10 Pokeballs
  • Catch 108 Pokemon: 1080 XP

Stage Reward: Spiritbomb (s), 10 Potions, 8 Great Balls

Stage 3

  • Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokemon: Litwick Encounter (s)
  • Make 9 Great throws: 490 Stardust
  • Catch 49 Pokemon: 490 XP

Stage Reward: Yamask Galarian Form, 4 Silver Pinap Berry, 9 Golden Razz Berry

Stage 4

  • Already Completed: 3400 XP
  • Already Completed: 1080 XP
  • Already Completed: 4900 XP

Stage Reward: 4 Yamask Candy, 9 Yamask Candy, 4900 Stardust

New Shiny

Spiritbomb Shiny form has made its debut in Pokemon GO

Spiritomb Shiny | Shiny pokemon, Pokemon, Pokemon go


TierRaid Bosses
1Cubone-costume Charmander (s), Yamask-costume Squirtle (s), Shedninja-costume Bulbasaur (s), Mawile (s), Litwick-costume Sableye (s), Misdreavus (s)
3Raichu, Banette, Absol (s), Costume Gengar, A-Marowak (s)
5Darkrai (s)
MegaBlastoise (s), Charizard Y (s), Charizard X (s), Pidgeot (s), Houndoom (s), Mega Gengar (s)

Do you know?

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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