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Pokémon Go Halloween Fest – Genesect, Giratina and Shiny Darkrai

Pokemon Go's Halloween Fest will be featuring some spooky icons, including Giratina, Darkrai, Mega Gengar and Genesect.

Updated: Nov 30, 2021 10:37 am
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As the curtains close on September, the stage is set for the spooky month. And it wouldn’t be a good spooky month without some spooky Pokémon Go content.  

There’s much going on this October, including Pokémon GO Halloween, Pokémon Fashion Week, and a tie-in event with Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. The Season of Mischief Special Research story is still ongoing, so there will be more to learn about Hoopa this month, too!

Needless to say, Niantic continues to uphold its reputation of being an active and caring developing team. Pokémon Go sees constant attention and updates. We’re here to tell you what to expect for this Halloween Fest.

Pokemon Go Halloween

There’s a plethora of content to cover in this new update, but we’ll start off simple.

October Research Breakthrough Encounters

From Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Yamask in Research Breakthrough encounters.

Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in October, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

Pokémon Go October Raid Schedule

Legendary Raids

Genesect (Pokémon GO) - Best Movesets, Counters, Evolutions and CPGenesect with a Douse Drive
5 Star Raids
(Genesect will not be shiny)
October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m to October 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time
vp/ - Pokémon » Thread #43678323Altered Forme Giratina
5 Star Raids
(Giratina can be Shiny)
October 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time
Darkrai • Sword & Shield Pokédex • Marriland.comDarkrai who knows Sludge Bomb
5 Star Raids
(Darkrai can be shiny)
Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time
Pokemon Go Halloween 5 Star Raid Schedule

Every Wednesday in October, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021: Genesect holding a Douse Drive
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Altered Forme Giratina
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Altered Forme Giratina
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Darkrai that knows the attack Sludge Bomb

Mega Raids

Agatha & Mega Gengar | Pokemon Masters Wiki - GamePressMega GengarOctober 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Mega Absol • Sword & Shield Pokédex • Marriland.comMega AbsolOctober 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Pokemon Go Mega Raid Schedule October

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of October, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon. Players will be rewarded double XP or double Stardust for either catching or evolving these Pokemon

Drifloon - #425 - Serebii.net PokédexDrifloon
Double XP when Evolving
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Pokémon Go Gastly Evolution, Locations, Nests, Moveset - PokéGoGastly
Double Stardust when Catching
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Gothita • Sword & Shield Pokédex • Marriland.comGothita
Double XP when Catching
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Pokemon GO Murkrow Max CP | Evolution | Moves | Spawn LocationsMurkrow
Double XP when Evolving
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Pokemon Go Spotlight Hours October

October Community Day – Duskull

There will also be the monthly community day in October, this one features Duskull. The October Community Day is on October 9th 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Read more here!

Other October Events

  • Movie tie-in event: From ​​Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 10, 2021, the latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, releasing globally on October 8 on Netflix! In celebration, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude will be making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll be able to encounter it by completing a free Special Research story—just be sure you log in during the event to claim the research. You can also look forward to lots of other in-game content inspired by the movie, including the return of Team Rocket members Jessie and James in Pokémon GO.
  • Niantic’s Birthday: In celebration of Niantic’s birthday on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, log in to Pokémon GO to obtain a free box between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time on that day!
  • Pokémon GO Halloween returns: From Friday, October 15, 2021, to Sunday, October 31, 2021, costumed Pokémon will return for our annual spooky event! Look forward to costumed Pokémon appearing in the wild and a new Halloween-themed Special Research story. More details to come soon!

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