Pokémon GO details 2021 Halloween celebration

Things are getting spooky in Pokémon GO! The events to celebrate Halloween have just been announced and are found below:

Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Halloween Cup

The Halloween Cup will be available in the GO Battle League!

Special and Timed Research

A Special Research story—What Lies beneath the Mask?—will be available!

Ghost-type Pokémon are appearing more often than usual, and Professor Willow has tasked you with learning more about them. Notably, Yamask has started appearing in the wild, prompting his interest in learning more about Ghost-type Pokémon related to masks. What can we learn about these Pokémon—and what can we learn about ourselves in the process?

Timed Research will be available with tasks focused on participating in the Halloween Cup in the GO Battle League.

Event Bonuses

  • 2× Transfer Candy
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • Guaranteed Candy XL when walking with your buddy

Lavender Town Music

A remix of the iconic Lavender Town music will be playing nightly during the event. Turn up your in-game sound, and enjoy the spooky vibes!

Costumed Pokémon

More Costumed Pokémon will be available to encounter!

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup
  • Halloween Mischief Drifblim

New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop starting on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Pikachu Pumpkin Head
  • Pumpkaboo Top
  • Pumpkaboo Pants
  • Hoopa Headband
  • Halloween Face Sticker

You’ll be able to get Halloween-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Some spooky bundles will also be available for purchase in the shop throughout the event.

  • Creepy Crate (480 PokéCoins): 50 Poké Balls, one Remote Raid Pass, two Super Incubators, four Incense
  • Boo Bundle (1,480 PokéCoins): 16 Premium Raid Passes, eight Super Incubators, four Incense, four Star Pieces
  • Pumpkin Pack (1,480 PokéCoins): 18 Super Incubators, two Incubators, four Incense, four Star Pieces

Halloween Mischief Part 1: Creepy Companions

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

The first part of Pokémon GO Halloween this year is themed around creepy companions: Psychic- and Poison-, type Pokémon that can’t wait to be encountered and befriended, as well as other friendly, creepy Pokémon. Galarian Slowking, the Hexpert Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut, and Shiny Spinarak will be appearing for the first time in Pokémon GO, too!

Galarian Slowking

Galarian Slowpoke will now be able to evolve into Galarian Slowking!

To evolve it, set a Galarian Slowpoke as your buddy, and catch 30 Psychic-type Pokémon.*

* You’ll also be able to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowking after the event ends.

Pokémon GO Halloween Part 2: Ghoulish Pals

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

The second part of Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief is called Ghoulish Pals! Ghost types will be appearing more often everywhere as we get closer and closer to Halloween. The spectacularly spectral Pumpkaboo and Phantump will make their Pokémon GO debuts, alongside their Evolutions, Gourgeist and Trevenant! We’re also getting word that you’ll be able to encounter Pumpkaboo of varying sizes, just like you can in the Kalos region. Gourgeist evolved from Pumpkaboo will also vary in size! During this time, intrepid Trainers can complete a Collection Challenge that’ll encourage them to seek these Ghost-type Pokémon!

Pokémon Debuts

Phantump, Trevenant, Pumpkaboo, and Gourgeist make their debuts in Pokémon GO!

NEW: With the introduction of Pumpkaboo comes a new mechanic to Pokémon GO: Pumpkaboo that are larger will actually look larger in the game!

Collection Challenge

In celebration of Pumpkaboo’s debut and the mechanic it introduces, a Collection Challenge will be available that requires you to collect Pumpkaboo of various sizes.

Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief Special Raid Weekend

Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

In celebration of Halloween weekend and the introduction of Mega Absol in Mega Raids, Mega Absol and Darkrai will appear more frequently in raids!

For details on the wild spawns, raid Pokémon, research raids and egg Pokémon, please check out the official blog.

Leave your thoughts in the comments below or share them on Discord!