Pokémon Go October Berry Event: Start, End Times Revealed Along With Deerling

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Seasons are changing and fall has just arrived. In Pokémon Go, two things are going to be happening as the seasons turn. The first is that there’s going to be a Berry-themed event complete with new Field Research and Timed Research tasks.

The second is that this event is also going to be the official debut of Deerling in Pokémon Go. This particular Pokémon has its fur change color and scent along with the turning of the seasons. Be on the lookout for Autumn Form Deerling.

The event is going to start on October 9 at 11:00 AM EDT and end on October 12 at 4:00 PM EDT. Details of the event are:

  • Whether it’s autumn or spring where you are, plants around the world are going to grow. During the event, Berries given by Trainers to their Buddy Pokémon are going to be twice as effective.
    • Trainers also earn twice the usually Candy earned which catching a Pokémon that has been given Pinap Berries.
    • Berries are also going to drop more often when spinning Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms.
  • Pokémon can sense it when seasons change. Expect to these Pokémon appearing more often in the wild:
    • Oddish
    • Vulpix
    • Bayleef
    • Hoothoot
    • Sudowoodo
    • Yanma
    • Pineco
    • Zigzagoon
    • Seedot
    • Shroomish
    • Plan Cloak Burmy
    • Foongus
  • Those lucky enough may encounter a Shiny Vulpix, the same one that was first discovered in Kanto.
  • 5 km Eggs are going to hatch autumn-themed Pokémon.

October Events

There’s actually a lot happening this month and the Berry-Themed event is just one of them. For example, Trainers get to enjoy a limited-time free Remote Raid Pass every Monday from October 5 to November 30. In addition, the October Community Day is going to feature Charmander, so that should up the excitement. You can read about the free Remote Raid Pass and October Community Day here.

Other events in October include a month of different Legendary Raid Bosses. If Mondays are all about the free Remote Raid Pass, Tuesdays are going to focus on Pokémon Spotlight Hours. For one hour each Tuesday in October, a different Pokémon is going to be in the spotlight and brings with them a special bonus. Read more about the October events here.

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