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Halloween is a seasonal event in Pokémon GO that takes place in the latter half of October to celebrate real-world Halloween. Ghost-type and Dark-type Pokémon are featured in this event.

Visit the following pages for detailed information of each year:

Summaries

Name and date Features
Halloween 2016
Oct 26th - Nov 1st
Halloween 2016

2× Catch, Hatch and Transfer Candy
0.25× Buddy distance
Ghost-type and "spooky"-themed Pokémon spawn increased

Introduction of themed spawn, Candy bonus and Buddy distance bonus

Halloween 2017
Oct 20th - Nov 2ndHalloween 2017

2× catch, hatch and transfer Candy
0.5× Buddy distance
Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon spawn increased
Hoenn-region Pokémon Halloween-themed release (See here)
Shiny Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops and Sableye release
Pikachu in Witch Hat release
Pikachu spawn increased
Shop special offer

Halloween 2018
Oct 23rd - Nov 1stHalloween 2018

2× catch Candy
Drifloon, Stunky, Spiritomb and Giratina release
Halloween-themed Pokémon in Raid Battles
Halloween-themed Pokémon spawn increased
Halloween-themed Pokémon in Research tasks
Shiny Drifloon and Pikachu family with witch hat release
Spiritomb Special Research release
Shop special offer

Halloween 2019
Oct 17th - Nov 1st
Halloween 2019
Kanto starters and Pikachu wearing Halloween costumes release

Shiny Kanto starters and Pikachu wearing Halloween costumes release
Halloween-themed Pokémon spawn increased
Halloween-themed Pokémon in Eggs, Raid Battles and Research tasks
Shop special offer


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