Halloween in 2017 is the second Halloween event in Pokémon GO.


Hat Mimikyu

Mimikyu's Disguise Hat

TodayView Icon Candy 2× Catch Candy
TodayView Icon Candy 2× Hatch Candy
TodayView Icon Candy 2× Transfer Candy
TodayView Icon Walking 0.5× Buddy distance
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Hoenn-region Pokémon Halloween-themed release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Shuppet, Duskull and Sableye release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pikachu in Witch Hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pikachu spawn increased
TodayView Icon Shop Shop special offer

Moreover, a free Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat became accessible from the Wardrobe.[1]

Featured Pokémon

Five select Ghost-type Pokémon from the Hoenn region were released: Sableye, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, and Dusclops.

There was also Pikachu family members wearing a witch hat, temporally available to obtain through catching in wild (Pikachu and Raichu), hatching from eggs (Pichu) and evolution from one to another.

Following Pokémon had increased spawn rate in the wild:

Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released.

Additionally, there was possibility to hatch Pichu wearing witch hat from 2-km Eggs.

2-km Eggs
Pichu witch
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Shop special offer

Special boxes, featuring items such as Raid Passes and Super Incubators, were available from the in-game shop.[2]

Box Cost Items
Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Silver Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480


Promotional pictures

Following promotional pictures were published by creators of the game across their social media channels.

Promotional videos

Pokémon GO - Spooky Pokémon Sableye, Banette, and Others Arrive in Pokémon GO!

Pokémon GO - Spooky Pokémon Sableye, Banette, and Others Arrive in Pokémon GO!

Spooky Pokémon Arrive


  • During the Halloween event of 2017, there were several Shiny Pokémon released in parts:
    • On October 20th, 2017 - Shiny Sableye began appearing on the first day of the Halloween event of 2017.
    • On October 26th, 2017 - Shiny Duskull and Dusclops began appearing on the seventh day of the event. [3]
    • On October 31st, 2017 - Shiny Shuppet and Banette began appearing on the twelfth day of the event.[4]
  • During this event , there were shiny forms of Gastly family members added to game data, although they weren't released to be caught in gameplay. [5]
  • Shiny variants of family members of both Gastly and Misdreavus families were highly anticipated by players to appear during Halloween event in 2017 and later 2018, however neither of these Pokémon's shiny form were released then.
    • However, shiny variants of Gastly and its evolved forms were released on Gengar Day, and shiny forms of Misdreavus and Mismagius got released on December 1st, 2018 with new Field Research for that month.


  1. Halloween treats coming to Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-10-19.
  3. Just caught a shiny Duskull. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-10-31.
  4. Shiny Shuppet is out!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-11-01.
  5. Gastly family shiny 3D assets. /r/TheSilphRoad.
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