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

Features

TodayView Icon Candy 2× catch Candy
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Drifloon and Pikachu family with witch hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Halloween-themed Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Raid Halloween-themed Pokémon in Raid Battles
TodayView Icon Research Halloween-themed Pokémon in Research tasks
TodayView Icon Shop Shop special offer

Featured Pokémon

Ghost-type and Dark-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, such as Drifloon and Stunky, could be seen more frequently in the wild. The Renegade Pokémon, Giratina, made its first appearance in Raid Battles as a Raid Boss until November 20th. Also, Spiritomb was available exclusively for completing A Spooky Message.

The following Pokémon were released with the event:

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

Following Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild:

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

Following Shiny Pokémon became available:

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

The following Raid Bosses were available for a time of this event.

Egg Raid Normal 1st Tier
Shuppet
#353 Shuppet
Boss CP ? 3,372 CP
Max capture CP ? 498 CP 623 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Duskull
#355 Duskull
Boss CP ? 2,770 CP
Max capture CP ? 299 CP 374 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Snorunt
#361 Snorunt
Boss CP ? 2,825 CP
Max capture CP ? 441 CP 551 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Shinx
#403 Shinx
Boss CP 2,873 CP
Max capture CP 500 CP 625 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier
Misdreavus
Boss CP ? 10,417 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,018 CP 1,272 CP
Sneasel
#215 Sneasel
Boss CP ? 11,350 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,067 CP 1,334 CP
Kirlia
#281 Kirlia
Boss CP ? 6,005 CP
Max capture CP ? 481 CP 602 CP
Sableye
#302 Sableye
Boss CP ? 8,266 CP
Max capture CP ? 745 CP 932 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Mawile
#303 Mawile
Boss CP ? 9,403 CP
Max capture CP ? 848 CP 1,060 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Egg Raid Rare 3rd Tier
Machamp
#068 Machamp
Boss CP ? 18,144 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,650 CP 2,063 CP
Gengar
#094 Gengar
Boss CP ? 19,768 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,496 CP 1,870 CP
Granbull
#210 Granbull
Boss CP ? 24,236 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,394 CP 1,743 CP
Sharpedo
#319 Sharpedo
Boss CP ? 13,989 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,134 CP 1,418 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier
Marowak alolan
#105 Marowak
Boss CP ? 20,190 CP
Max capture CP ? 966 CP 1,208 CP
Togetic
#176 Togetic
Boss CP ? 19,141 CP
Max capture CP ? 881 CP 1,102 CP
Houndoom
#229 Houndoom
Boss CP ? 27,302 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,445 CP 1,806 CP
Tyranitar
#248 Tyranitar
Boss CP ? 34,707 CP
Max capture CP ? 2,097 CP 2,621 CP
Absol
#359 Absol
Boss CP ? 26,262 CP
Max capture CP ? 1,303 CP 1,629 CP
Shiny Pokémon
Egg Raid Legendary 5th Tier
Giratina
#487 Giratina
Boss CP 38,326 CP
Max capture CP 1,931 CP 2,414 CP

Field Research event tasks

TodayView Icon Research Field Research tasks

There were several Field Research tasks exclusively available only for the time of Halloween 2018.

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 made available at the start of the event.

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

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop Special shop offers

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

Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Silver Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 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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