The 2023 Halloween festivities will be kicking off in Pokémon GO with all new Pokémon debuts, shiny debuts, and plenty of research and raids. Read on for all the details of what to expect for the first part of Pokémon GO’s 2023 Halloween event.
- Pokémon GO Halloween 2023 Part I Event Date and Time
- Debut Pokémon
- Debut Shiny Pokémon
- Increased Wild Pokémon Encounters
- Field Research Pokémon Encounters
- Raid Pokémon Appearances
- Egg Pokémon
- Event-Exclusive Timed Research
- Event Bonuses
- Halloween 2023 Part I Shop Items
- Pokémon GO Halloween Event Misc. Additions
Pokémon GO Halloween 2023 Part I Event Date and Time
The Pokémon GO Halloween Part I event for 2023 will take place from Thursday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
The Paldean pup Greavard and its evolution Houndstone will make their debut during the Halloween Event Part I in Pokémon GO.
|Debut Pokémon||How to Obtain|
|Greavard||Wild encounters, Raids, and Research|
|Houndstone||Evolve from Greavard using 50 Greavard Candies|
Shiny Greavard and Houndstone will not be available yet.
Debut Shiny Pokémon
Once the Halloween 2023 Part I event begins, shiny Phantump will be available for the first time in Pokémon GO. Players can evolve it into Trevenant by trading it or by using 200 Phantump Candies.
Increased Wild Pokémon Encounters
The following list shows the Pokémon that will appear more often in the wild during the Halloween 2023 Part I event, as well as if they can appear in their shiny coloration.
|Wild Pokémon||Can it be Shiny?|
In addition, Sandygast will appear rarely in the wild during the event. It cannot be found in its Shiny coloration.
Field Research Pokémon Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available as part of event-themed Field Research tasks during the Halloween 2023 Part I event.
|Field Research Pokémon Encounter||Can it be Shiny?|
Raid Pokémon Appearances
Certain spooky Pokémon will appear in raids during the Halloween 2023 Part I event, including the debut Pokémon Greavard.
One-Star Raid Pokémon
|One-Star Raid Pokémon||Can it be Shiny?|
Three-Star Raid Pokémon
|Three-Star Raid Pokémon||Can it be Shiny?|
Five-Star Raid Pokémon
|Five-Star Raid Pokémon||Can it be Shiny?||Extra Information|
|Guzzlord||★||Until October 20 at 10 a.m. local time|
|Darkrai||★||Starting on October 20 at 10 a.m. local time|
Mega Raid Pokémon
|Mega Raid Pokémon||Can it be Shiny?||Extra Information|
|Mega Gengar||★||Until October 20 at 10 a.m. local time|
|Mega Banette||★||Starting on October 20 at 10 a.m. local time|
Trainers will find the following Pokémon hatching from 7 km Eggs during the Halloween 2023 Part I event.
|Pokémon||Egg Distance||Can it be Shiny?|
|Galarian Yamask||7 km||★|
Event-Exclusive Timed Research
There will be two event-exclusive Timed Researches available from October 19 at 10:00 a.m. until October 31 at 8:00 p.m. local time. One will focus on capturing Ghost-type Pokémon, and the other will focus on Spiritomb and its 108 spirits. Rewards for completing the research tasks will include, but aren’t limited to:
- Encounters with Ghost-type Pokémon
- Encounters with Greavard
- Encounters with Spiritomb (Spiritomb has a chance of being shiny)
During the Halloween 2023 Part I event, the following bonuses will be in effect:
- Additional Candy for catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws.
- Additional Candy XL for catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws.
- Double (2x) Candy for hatching Pokémon.
- Additional Candy XL for hatching Eggs (for Trainers level 31 and higher).
Halloween 2023 Part I Shop Items
Paid Timed Research
An event-exclusive Timed Research will be available for 5 USD (or the equivalent pricing tier in players’ local currency). Players can buy a Timed Research ticket for themselves or gift tickets to players that they have a Great Friends or higher Friendship level with.
The Timed Research rewards include encounters with Ghost-type and Dark-type Pokémon, including Phantump and Alolan Meowth. There will also be an animated “Ghost” avatar pose reward.
This Timed Research expires on Tuesday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m. local time. Players must complete the research and claim their rewards before this time. Unclaimed rewards will be lost.
Ticket of Treats Paid Timed Research
The Ticket of Treats Paid Timed Research has been available since the start of October. As part of this multi-part Timed Research, new research tasks will be added during the Halloween 2023 Part I event. Rewards include two Incubators, encounters with Phantump, and more. This Timed Research also expires on Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. local time, so all rewards must be claimed before this time.
Halloween-Themed Avatar Items
A collection of Ghost Pokémon-themed avatar items will be available in the in-game shop starting with the Halloween 2023 Part I event. The avatar items include:
- Yamask Mask
- Cofagrigus Costume
- Cofagrigus Head
- Phantump Head
- Greavard Wig
Players with Amazon Prime can claim Timed Research that includes, among other rewards, the Greavard Wig avatar item. The Timed Research can be claimed starting from October 16 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. EDT), making the wig essentially an “early access” item for Amazon Prime members. The Timed Research must be claimed by November 17 at 9:59 a.m. PST (12:59 p.m. EST) and completed before December 25 at 8:00 p.m. PST (11 p.m. EST) in order to receive all the of research rewards.
Six spooky stickers will be available during the Halloween 2023 Part I event. There are a few ways for players to obtain these stickers, including:
- Randomly from spinning PokéStops
- Randomly from opening gifts
- Purchasing specific stickers from the in-game shop
There will be three different Halloween Bundles in the in-game shop during the event.
|Bundle Cost||Bundle Items|
|495 PokéCoins||3 Remote Raid Passes|
1 Star Piece
1 Lucky Egg
|725 PokéCoins||10 Premium Raid Passes|
2 Star Pieces
2 Lucky Eggs
|1550 PokéCoins||10 Super Incubators|
Pokémon GO Halloween Event Misc. Additions
During the Halloween 2023 Part I event, there will be PokéStop Showcases where you can enter:
- or Greavard.
Lavender Town Music Remix
Keep an ear out for a remix of the Lavender Town music in Pokémon GO at night. You can catch a sneak peek of the tune on the Pokémon GO official YouTube channel.
During both halves of the Halloween event, PokéStops and Gyms will be specially decorated.
And these are all the details about the first part of Pokémon GO’s 2023 Halloween event. Before the Halloween festivities begin, be sure to finish up all there is to do in the Pokémon GO Harvest Festival event.