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Make sure to catch the start of the Pokémon GO Halloween 2023 Part I event in-game tomorrow, October 19th, at 10:00am local time

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Houndstone, Greavard, and a selection of Ghost Pokémon
Niantic's celebration of the spooky season continues with the start of Pokémon GO's Halloween 2023 Part I event tomorrow, October 19th, at 10:00am local time. This event will continue through until the beginning of Part II on October 26th, at 10:00am local time. The Grave Dog Pokémon Greavard and Houndstone will both make their Pokémon GO debuts as part of this event, along with Shiny Phantump.

The Pokémon GO app will receive a Halloween-themed makeover during this event, with PokéStops and Gyms being reskinned with holiday decorations, and a remix of the Lavender Town music playing nightly in-game.

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Event Bonuses and Activities
The following bonuses will be active during the event period:
  • Additional Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
  • Additional Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
  • Trainers level 31 and above will receive additional Candy XL for hatching Eggs.
  • 2× Candy for hatching Pokémon.
PokéStop Showcases for Shupper, Banette, and Greavard will be running throughout the event at different PokéStops.

Event Bundles
Two Halloween bundles will be available from the Pokémon GO Web Store from the start of this event, until the end of the Pokémon GO Halloween 2023 Part II. These bundles include the following:
  • $4.99 USD Bundle (or equivalent in local currency)
    • Premium Raid Pass x2
    • Star Piece x2
    • Lucky Egg x2
  • $9.99 USD Bundle (or equivalent in local currency)
    • Super Incubator x10
    • Incubator x5
    • Lucky Egg x2
Three different Halloween Bundles will also be available from Pokémon GO's in-game shop during this event.
  • 495 PokéCoin Bundle
    • Remote Raid Pass x3
    • Star Piece x1
    • Lucky Egg x1
  • 725 PokéCoin Bundle
    • Premium Raid Pass x10
    • Star Piece x2
    • Lucky Egg x2
  • 1550 PokéCoin Bundle
    • Super Incubator x10
    • Incubator x5
    • Incense x2
New Stickers
Event-themed stickers of Ghost Pokémon
Trainers will be able to receive a selection of new event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops and opening Gifts during this event. The stickers will also be available for purchase directly from the in-game shop.

A selection of new Avatar items, including the Cofagrigus Costume and Head, Phantump Head, Yamask Mask, and Greavard Wig
New Avatar Items

Five new spooky avatar items will be added to the in-game shop starting from this event. These items, which are a permanent addition to the shop, are as follows:
  • Yamask Mask
  • Cofagrigus Costume
  • Cofagrigus Head
  • Phantump Head
  • Greavard Wig
Timed and Field Research
Two separate free event-exclusive Timed Research will be available from October 19th, at 10:00am local time, through to the end of the end of the Pokémon GO Halloween 2023 Part II event on October 31st at 8:00pm local time. The first of these focused on catching Ghost-type Pokémon, awarding encounters with Greavard, Stardust, and other rewards. The second focuses on Spiritomb and its 108 spirits, awarding encounters with Ghost-type Pokémon and Spiritomb,

Paid event-exclusive Timed Research will be available for the Pokémon GO Halloween 2023 Part I as part of the Ticket of Treats which was announced towards the end of last month. When the Timed Research tasks for Ticket of Treats Part 3 are completed, Trainers will receive two Incubators as well as additional encounters with Phantump. The tasks for this Timed Research will continue past the end of the Pokémon GO Halloween 2023 Part I event to the end of the month, with all rewards needing to be claimed before October 31st, at 8:00pm local time. Trainers may also gift the Ticket of Treats to any friend with a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher.

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As part of a collaboration with Amazon Prime Gaming, Amazon Prime members can also claim Halloween-themed Timed Research that grants the Greavard Wig item, along with other rewards including Stardust, and encounters with a variety of appropriately spooky Pokémon. This Timed Research is available now, and will remain open to be claimed until November 17th, at 9:59pm (PST). To receive the rwards from this Timed Research, Trainers must complete all research tasks prior to December 25th, at 8:00pm (PST).

Event-themed Field Research tasks will also be available, offering a selection of Pokémon encounters when completed (see below), along with rewards of items including Poké Balls.

Pokémon Encounters
All Pokémon listed below with a ⁂ next to their name can also be encountered in their Shiny variants.

Wild Encounters
The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild during this event:
  • Ekans ⁂
  • Zubat ⁂
  • Alolan Meowth ⁂
  • Gastly ⁂
  • Haunter
  • Spinarak ⁂
  • Misdreavus ⁂
  • Poochyena ⁂
  • Shuppet ⁂
  • Drifloon ⁂
  • Litwick ⁂
  • Phantump ⁂
  • Sandygast (Uncommon)
Raids
The following Pokémon will appear in raids during this event:
  • One-Star Raids
    • Misdreavus ⁂
    • Shuppet ⁂
    • Drifloon ⁂
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Gengar ⁂
    • Sandygast ⁂
    • Greavard ⁂
  • Five-Star Raids
    • Guzzlord ⁂ (until October 20th, at 10:00am local time)
    • Darkrai ⁂ (from October 20th, at 10:00am local time)
  • Mega Raids
    • Mega Gengar ⁂ (until October 20th, at 10:00am local time)
    • Mega Banette ⁂ (from October 20th, at 10:00am local time)
Eggs
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs during this event:
  • Munchlax ⁂
  • Riolu ⁂
  • Galarian Yamask ⁂
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when event-exclusive Field Research tasks are completed:
  • Misdreavus ⁂
  • Phantump ⁂
Partner Research task encounters
The following Pokémon are available to encounter when event-exclusive Partner Research tasks are completed for the Amazon Prime Gaming Partner Research:
  • Kecleon ⁂
  • Galarian Yamask ⁂
  • Golett ⁂
  • Oricorio
    • Baile Style (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, except for regions which have Pa'u Style Oricorio)
    • Pom-Pom Style (the Americas and Greenland, except for regions which have Pa'u Style Oricorio. )
    • Pa'u Style (certain African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean islands, plus Australia and Oceania - see Bulbapedia for a non-exhaustive list)
    • Sensu Style (Asia-Pacific, except for regions which has Pa'u Style Oricorio. )
 
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