Pokémon GO: Halloween Event 2022 Part I Sees Debut of Mega Banette

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The Halloween event is back in Pokémon GO, and like last year, it has two parts. Part I starts October 20 until October 27, and it features Mega Banette, officially debuting in Mega Raids.

For the event bonuses, players can look forward to:

  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • 2× Candy for hatching Pokémon.
  • 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon.
  • Trainers level 31 and above receive one guaranteed Candy XL when walking with their buddy.

Special Research

For this event, trainers are asked to assist Professor Willow and Rhi in a Halloween-themed Special Research. Along the way, they'll learn more not just about Yamask but also Galarian Yamask. By the way, trainers have the chance to encounter Shiny Galarian Yamask, a first in the game.

Special Research is available to claim from October 20 to November 1.

Timed Research

There's also Timed Research available in addition to the Special Research. However, trainers need to buy a ticket if they want to join the Timed Research. The ticket details are:

  • Ticket 1
    • For $1, trainers are given access to Timed Research, which feature encounters with Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
  • Ticket 2
    • For $5 tickets, get access to Timed Research, which offers:
      • Increased Candy bonuses.
      • Additional Halloween-themed tasks.
      • An avatar pose.

Trainers can choose to buy one of the tickets or both. Take note that each ticket features unique Timed Research tasks.

Other Activities

For the Halloween 2022 Part 1, here are the other activities that trainers can enjoy:

  • These Pokémon hatch from 7 km Eggs:
    • Yamask
    • Galarian Yamask
    • Phantump
    • Golett
    • Noibat
  • These Pokémon appear more frequently in the wild:
    • Zubat
    • Gastly
    • Haunter
    • Spinarak
    • Murkrow
    • Misdreavus
    • Sableye
    • Shuppet
    • Dusclops
    • Absol
    • Drifloon
    • Yamask
    • Golett
    • Phantump
    • Pumpkaboo
  • ​These Pokémon appear in raids:
    • One-Star Raids
      • Sableye
      • Purrloin
      • Yamask
      • Galarian Yamask
      • Phantump
    • Three-Star Raids
      • Gengar
      • Umbreon
      • Drifblim
      • Drapion
    • Five-Star Raids
      • Altered Forme Giratina
    • Mega Raids
      • Mega Banette

Avatar Updates

During the event, the Spooky Pose found in the in-game shop is going to be updated to include movement, specifically, to shamble forward. This update applies to all future and past purchases of the Spooky Pose.

These new Halloween-themed avatar items are also available in the in-game shop:

  • Dusclops Costume.
  • Dusclops Headwrap.
  • Zubat Headband.

Check out the other things happening in the Halloween event Part I here. Pokémon GO is available on Android and iOS.

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