Halloween in 2018 was the third Halloween event in Pokémon GO.[1]

Features

Featured Pokémon

The following Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Drifloon
#425
Ghost   Flying
Drifblim
#426
Ghost   Flying
Stunky
#434
Poison   Dark
Skuntank
#435
Poison   Dark
Spiritomb
#442
Ghost   Dark
Giratina
#487
Ghost   Dragon
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Selected Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:

Shiny Pokémon.png
Pikachu
Pikachu
#025
Electric
Gastly
#092
Ghost   Poison
Haunter
#093
Ghost   Poison
Gengar
#094
Ghost   Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Murkrow
Murkrow
#198
Dark   Flying
Sneasel
#215
Dark   Ice
Shiny Pokémon.png
Houndour
Houndour
#228
Dark   Fire
Houndoom
#229
Dark   Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sableye
Sableye
#302
Dark   Ghost
Shiny Pokémon.png
Shuppet
Shuppet
#353
Ghost
Banette
#354
Ghost
Shiny Pokémon.png
Duskull
Duskull
#355
Ghost
Shiny Pokémon.png
Drifloon
Drifloon
#425
Ghost   Flying
Stunky
#434
Poison   Dark

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Pikachu
#025
Electric
Raichu
#026
Electric
Pichu
#172
Electric
Drifloon
#425
Ghost   Flying
Drifblim
#426
Ghost   Flying

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event. Giratina made its first appearance in Raid Battles as a Raid Boss until November 20th.

Egg Raid Normal.png 1st Tier
Shiny Pokémon.png
Shuppet
Shuppet
#353 Shuppet
Ghost
Boss CP ? 3,372 CP
Max capture CP ? 498 CP 623 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Duskull
Duskull
#355 Duskull
Ghost
Boss CP ? 2,770 CP
Max capture CP ? 299 CP 374 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Snorunt
Snorunt
#361 Snorunt
Ice
Boss CP ? 2,825 CP
Max capture CP ? 441 CP 551 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Shinx
Shinx
#403 Shinx
Electric
Boss CP 2,873 CP
Max capture CP 500 CP 625 CP
Egg Raid Normal.png 2nd Tier
Misdreavus
Ghost
Boss CP ? 6,014 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,018 CP 1,272 CP
Sneasel
#215 Sneasel
Dark Ice
Boss CP ? 6,553 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,067 CP 1,334 CP
Kirlia
#281 Kirlia
Psychic Fairy
Boss CP ? 7,753 CP
Max capture CP ? 481 CP 602 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sableye
Sableye
#302 Sableye
Dark Ghost
Boss CP ? 4,772 CP
Max capture CP ? 745 CP 932 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Mawile
Mawile
#303 Mawile
Steel Fairy
Boss CP ? 12,140 CP
Max capture CP ? 848 CP 1,060 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 3rd Tier
Machamp
#068 Machamp
Fighting
Boss CP ? 18,144 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,650 CP 2,063 CP
Gengar
#094 Gengar
Ghost Poison
Boss CP ? 19,768 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,496 CP 1,870 CP
Granbull
#210 Granbull
Fairy
Boss CP ? 24,236 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,394 CP 1,743 CP
Sharpedo
#319 Sharpedo
Water Dark
Boss CP ? 13,989 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,134 CP 1,418 CP
Egg Raid Rare.png 4th Tier
Marowak
Fire Ghost
Boss CP ? 12,769 CP
Max capture CP ? 966 CP 1,208 CP
Togetic
#176 Togetic
Fairy Flying
Boss CP ? 19,141 CP
Max capture CP ? 881 CP 1,102 CP
Houndoom
#229 Houndoom
Dark Fire
Boss CP ? 27,302 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,445 CP 1,806 CP
Tyranitar
#248 Tyranitar
Rock Dark
Boss CP ? 34,707 CP
Max capture CP ? 2,097 CP 2,621 CP
Shiny Pokémon.png
Absol
Absol
#359 Absol
Dark
Boss CP ? 16,609 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,303 CP 1,629 CP
Egg Raid Legendary.png 5th Tier
Giratina
#487 Giratina
Ghost Dragon
Boss CP 38,326 CP
Max capture CP 1,931 CP 2,414 CP

Field Research event tasks

TodayView Icon Research.png Field Research tasks

There were several Field Research tasks exclusively for the duration of the event.

Catch 5 Dark-type Pokémon.
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon.
Evolve 3 Duskull or Shuppet.
Transfer 10 Pokémon.

Special Research tasks

Main article: A Spooky Message

There was a three-part Special Research task series called A Spooky Message.[2]

Avatar items

These avatar items were released with the beginning of the event:

Gengar Shirt
Gengar Shirt
(female)
Gengar Knit Cap
Gengar Knit Cap
(male and female)
Drifloon Cap
Drifloon Cap
(male and female)
Mismagius Hat
Mismagius Hat
(male and female)
Gengar Backpack
Gengar Backpack
(male and female)

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop.png Special shop offers

The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event.[3]

Special Box
Special Box
PokeCoin.png 480
Great Box
Great Box
PokeCoin.png 780
Ultra Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin.png 1,480

Trivia

  • Unlike the two previous Halloween events, rather than receiving double Candy for all game actions including reduced Buddy distance, the only bonus with doubled Candy was for catching Pokémon.

References

  1. Have a haunting good time during Pokémon GO Halloween 2018!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-10-23.
  2. Chrales. (2018, October 23). New Halloween special research "A Spooky Message", with 3 parts. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-10-23.
  3. Halloween event box contents. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
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