Pokemon Go Halloween Event: Dates, Encounters, Raids & Timed Research

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As we reach the halfway point of October 2022, Pokemon Go is gearing up for its annual Halloween event, giving players an opportunity to catch a lot of different ghost-type Pokemon.

Each year, a themed questline and encounter tables are introduced for the Halloween event, making it one of the most valuable events each year as it gives access to the rare ghost-type that often gets missed by players.

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Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

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Pokemon Go Halloween Event Dates

A look at the Halloween event items for 2022 in Pokemon Go

This year's Halloween event will be a two-part event running through the season.

The first part of the event begins on Thursday, 20th October 2022 at 10:00 am local time, and runs until Thursday, 27th October 2022 at 10:00 am local time.

Part two of the Halloween event will begin as soon as Part one ends on Thursday, 27th October 2022 at 10:00 am local time and run until Tuesday, 1st November 2022 at 10:00am Local Time

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Encounters

A look at the wild encounters found in the Pokemon Go Halloween Event

Of course, the main reason to play during any of these events is the large number of wild encounters that have been added to the game for its duration. Below we have listed all the wild encounters with (s) representing those that have shiny forms available.

  • Zubat (s)
  • Gastly (s)
  • Haunter
  • Spinarak (s)
  • Murkrow (s)
  • Misdreavus (s)
  • Sableye (s)
  • Shuppet (s)
  • Dusclops
  • Absol (s)
  • Drifloon (s)
  • Yamask (s)
  • Golett
  • Phantump
  • Pumpkaboo
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Eggs

The eggs list for the Pokemon Go Halloween Event.

This event will also have unique 7km egg Pokemon, which we have also listed below:

  • Yamask (s)
  • Galarian Yamask (s)
  • Phantump
  • Golett
  • Noibat (s)
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Raids

Below we have broken down the Pokemon Go raids for the Halloween event, by their star level. As always any Pokemon marked with (s) can be found as a shiny.

One-Star Raids

  • Sableye (s)
  • Purrloin
  • Yamask (s)
  • Galarian Yamask (s)
  • Phantump

Three-Star Raids

  • Gengar (s)
  • Umbreon
  • Drifblim
  • Drapion

Five-Star Raids

  • Altered Forme Giratina (s)
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Mega Raids

  • Mega Banette (s)

Timed Research

A look at the timed research available in the Halloween event.

There will also be two tiers of purchasable Timed Research tickets available a rare decision for Pokemon Go, which usually only sticks to one ticket for this kind of event.

The first ticket will cost £0.87 GBP / $1.00 USD and will give players access to the Timed Research which will feature encounters with both Yamask and its Galarian variant.

The higher tier meanwhile, will cost £4.50 GBP / $5.00 USD and will not only give players the benefits of the first ticket but will also add candy bonuses, additional tasks and a player posse featuring a Pumpkabooo Jack-O-Lantern.

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