Halloween is one of the best times in Pokémon Go and this year there will be a ton of goodies for trainers to enjoy in 2019.
New Pokémon from the Unova region, debuting Shiny Pokémon, costumed Pokémon and the emergence of a Mythical Pokémon in Raids are just a snippet of what’s to come in the two-week event.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019 Pokémon Go Halloween event including its start time.
POKEMON GO HALLOWEEN 2019 EVENT START TIME
The 2019 Pokémon Go Halloween event begins Thursday, October 17 at 4 p.m. EDT and ends Friday, November 1 at 4 p.m. EDT.
A new Pokémon from the Unova region will debut during the Halloween event. Yamask, the pure Ghost-type Pokémon, will be catchable in the popular mobile game starting Thursday.
Similar to the debuts of Patrat, Klink, and Lillipup, Yamask’s Shiny form will be available in the overworld. Simply interact with a Yamask in the wild to have an increased chance of finding and catching a Shiny Yamask.
Pokémon wearing different hats or clothes are not new to Pokémon Go, but for this year’s Halloween event players will be able to catch the Gen 1 starters in adorable costumes.
Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Pikachu will appear in Raids and in the wild in Halloween costumes. Charmander wearing a Cubone costume, Bulbasaur wearing a Shedinja costume, Squirtle wearing a Yamask costume and Pikachu wearing a Mimikyu costume will all be available to catch.
Lucky players can find these Pokémon in their Shiny variants as well.
NEW RESEARCH TASKS
There will be new research tasks added to Pokémon Go when the event begins. These tasks will likely have to do with catching Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon, but we’ll update this section when we learn more.
A special research quest will also be available, giving Pokémon Go players a chance at catching Spiritomb.
NEW SHADOW POKEMON
Team Go Rocket will have new Pokémon in their arsenal starting October 17. Pokémon Go trainers can fight and catch these new Shadow Pokémon from Team Go Rocket: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, and Duskull.
The Raids in Pokémon Go will change when the Halloween event begins. Players will find more Dark and Ghost-type Pokémon in Raids, but the highlight of this update will be the debut of Darkrai.
Once we learn more about the Raid changes we’ll update this section.
Players will receive double candy for catching, hatching and transferring Pokémon during the two-week event.