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Pokemon GO Halloween Part 1 Guide: Dates, New Pokemon, Bonuses & More

Pokemon GO is once again celebrating Halloween in 2022 with an event that includes loads of spooky new content, Research, Raids, and a brand-new Mega Pokemon.

Every October, Pokemon GO celebrates the scariest holiday of the year, Halloween, with an in-game event full of Ghost-type Pokemon.

Of course, Pokemon GO is once again celebrating Halloween in 2022 and there’s loads of new content for players to enjoy. In fact, there’s so much that it has been divided into two parts!

Here’s a full rundown for Part 1 of the Pokemon GO 2022 Halloween event.

Pokemon GO Halloween Lantern Pose

Pokemon GO 2022 Halloween Event Part 1 Start Date

The Pokemon GO 2022 Halloween event Part 1 starts on October 20 at 10 AM local time.

Players will then have a week to enjoy the activities in Part 1 of Halloween before the second installment arrives.

Additionally, there is a spooky Spotlight Hour during part 1 of 2022’s Pokemon GO Halloween event that players won’t want to miss!

End Date

Part 1 of the 2022 Halloween event in Pokemon finishes at 10 AM local time on October 27.

However, it looks likely that Part 2 of Pokemon GO Halloween will begin as soon as Part 1 finishes.

New Mega Pokemon in the 2022 Halloween Event

While the only new Pokemon debuting during the event is Mega Banette, this is one that players have been waiting ages for!

Here’s a list of every Mega Pokemon in Pokemon GO. This also includes how much Mega Energy is needed to Mega Evolve every one of them!

Mega Banette Pokemon GO

Special Research

Every Pokemon trainer will be able to assist Professor Willow and Rhi in Halloween Special Research.

Completing this Research will give players encounters with Yamask and Galarian Yamask. However, it must be completed before November 1 at 10 AM local time.

Timed Research Tickets

Players will also be able to purchase two different tickets for Timed Research during the 2022 Halloween event:

Purchasing either of these tickets is totally optional, but a great way for players to earn more Pokemon GO rewards during Halloween.

Field Research

There will be a new set of Field Research for Halloween, with the rewards for different tasks including:

  • Shuppet
  • Duskull
  • Yamask
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Phantump
  • Gengar Mega Energy
  • Absol Mega Energy
Pokemon GO Halloween Research

Halloween 2022 7km Egg – Every Pokemon You Can Hatch

You can hatch all of the following Pokemon from the new 2022 Halloween Egg:

PokemonImageCan it be Shiny?
YamaskYamask Pokemon GOYes
Galarian YamaskGalarian Yamask Pokemon GOYes
PhantumpPhantump Pokemon GONo
GolettGolett Pokemon GONo
NoibatNoibat Pokemon GOYes

Here’s how to get more 7km Eggs in Pokemon GO if you want to hatch all of these Pokemon!

All Wild Pokemon Spawns in the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween Event Part 1

You can encounter all of these Pokemon in the Wild during the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween Event:

PokemonImageCan it be Shiny?
ZubatZubat Pokemon GOYes
GastlyPokemon GO GastlyYes
HaunterHaunter Pokemon GONo
SpinarakSpinarak Pokemon GOYes
MurkrowMurkrow Pokemon GOYes
MisdreavusMisdreavus Pokemon GOYes
Sableye Pokemon GO SableyeYes
ShuppetShuppet Pokemon GOYes
DusclopsDusclops Pokemon GONo
AbsolAbsol Pokemon GOYes
DrifloonDrifloon Pokemon GOYes
YamaskYamask Pokemon GOYes
GolettGolett Pokemon GONo
PhantumpPhantump Pokemon GONo
PumpkabooPumpkaboo Pokemon GONo

Check out our Pokemon GO shiny odds guide to find the exact chances of encountering shinies.

All Raid Bosses in the 2022 Halloween Event Part 1

The 2022 Halloween event also has a brand new set of Raid bosses for players to defeat and catch. This includes rare Pokemon like Galarian Yamask and the return of a popular Legendary!

Tier 1

Sableye, Purrloin, Yamask, Galarian Yamask, and Phantump are the 1-Star Raid bosses in the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween event.

PokemonImageCan it be Shiny?
SableyePokemon GO SableyeYes
PurrloinPurrloin Pokemon GONo
YamaskYamask Pokemon GOYes
Galarian YamaskGalarian Yamask Pokemon GOYes
PhantumpPhantump Pokemon GONo

Tier 3

Gengar, Umbreon, Drifblim, and Drapion are the Pokemon in 3-Star Raids during the 2022 Halloween event.

PokemonImageCan it be Shiny?
GengarGengar Pokemon GOYes
UmbreonUmbreon Pokemon GONo
DrifblimDrifblim Pokemon GONo
DrapionDrifblim Pokemon GONo

Tier 4 Mega

The brand-new Mega Banette is the only Mega Pokemon in Raids for Pokemon GO’s Halloween celebration.

Mega Banette Pokemon GO Pokedex

Tier 5 Legendary

Altered Forme Giratina is in Raids for Part 1 of the Halloween event, from October 20 – 27. Meanwhile, Origin Forme Giratina will be in Raids from October 27 – November 8.

Check out the October 2022 Mega and Legendary Raid schedule for more information.

Altered Forme Giratina Pokemon GO

Altered Forme Giratina will have an exclusive attack, Shadow Force, if you catch it during the Halloween event.

Shadow Force is a Ghost-type charged attack that has 120 power in trainer battles and 140 power in Gym and Raid battles.

The only other way to give Shadow Force to Giratina is by using an Elite Charged TM. Here’s how to get Elite Fast and Charged TMs in Pokemon GO!

New Halloween Avatar Items

There is a new range of Avatar items in the Shop including:

  • Dusclops Costume
  • Dusclops Headwrap
  • Zubat Headband

Read More: How to Get PokeCoins Fast in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Dusclops Avatar Items

Halloween Event Bonuses

  • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon
  • 2x Candy for hatching Pokemon
  • 2x Candy for transferring Pokemon
  • Guaranteed XL Candy when walking with a buddy (Level 31 trainers and above)

To make the most of these bonuses, here are the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO!

Halloween Decorations & Music in Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO will feel much more spooky for the duration of the 2022 Halloween event thanks to some in-game decorations and music.

Not only will Gyms and PokeStops be decorated for Halloween, but players will also be able to hear the Lavender Town music at night time.

Pokemon GO Drifloon Halloween

If you’re going to be out adventuring in the Pokemon GO Halloween event, you’ll want to track your progress. Here’s how to set up and use the Pokemon GO Buddy and Egg Widget!

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