Pokemon Go Halloween 2020: Mega Gengar, Galarian Yamask, and More

Monday, October 19th, 2020 8:44 am

Boo! The spookiest time of the year is almost here in Pokemon Go.

Halloween is almost here, and Pokemon Go is getting ready to celebrate in a big way!

This year’s Pokemon Go Halloween event will run from October 23 at 6 p.m. PT until November 3 at 6 p.m. PT.

During this time, Ghost-type Pokemon will appear more frequently than normal in the wild and will be featured in Raids. Plus, they’ll be more likely to hatch from Eggs that are collected during this event.

Costumed versions of Gengar and Sableye will also be available to add to your collection. Specifically, costumed Gengar will appear in Raids, while costumed Sableye will appear in the wild and in Eggs.

Galarian Yamask will also make its Pokemon Go debut during this Halloween event. Players will be able to complete a new series of Special Research tasks called “A Spooky Message Unmasked,” which will feature this new Pokemon.

By completing these new Special Research tasks, you’ll also have the chance to encounter Spiritomb, and there’s the possibility for Spiritomb to be Shiny. Spiritomb will also be available to encounter by completing specific Field Research tasks during this event.

In addition to this new Special Research storyline, a new series of Timed Research tasks will also be available for trainers who successfully completed the Mega Buddy Challenge Timed Research tasks that were available during Week Three of Pokemon Go’s Mega September event. These Timed Research tasks will focus on Mega Gengar, and they’ll give you the chance to receive Gengar Mega Energy.

Elsewhere, Darkrai will appear in Tier-5 Raids during this Halloween event, and a variety of Halloween-themed Field Research tasks will also be available to complete. Plus, new avatar items will be added to the in-game store (a Pikachu Mask, Gengar Onesie, Sableye Goggles, Sableye Mask, Banette Mask, and Spooky Pose), along with three premium item bundles (the Creepy Crate, Boo Bundle, and Pumpkin Pack).

Finally, you’ll earn two times the normal amount of Candy for each Pokemon you capture and transfer during this Halloween event. And, in a news post, Pokemon Go developer, Niantic, encouraged players to take Snapshots during this event to receive “some spooky surprises!”

As if all of this wasn’t enough, a special Alolan Marowak Raid Day will be held on October 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. During this event, Alolan Marowak will appear more frequently than normal in Raids.

Are you excited about this year’s Halloween event in Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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