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Pokémon GO October 2021: New legendaries, a Halloween event and much more

Pokémon GO October 2021: New legendaries, a Halloween event and much more

As we near October, Niantic already has a list of Halloween treats ready for us! Check out everything happening throughout the month in Pokémon GO! As the Season of Mischief continues, players will learn more about Hoopa while also enjoying some Halloween delights.

As always, every Monday will feature a one-time purchasable bundle with a Remote Raid Pass and some other items for one PokéCoin.

October Raids

Until October 12th, players will be able to capture the legendary Pokémon Genesect with Douse Drive, which is making its debut to Pokémon GO in five-star raids. Other legendaries available in these raids are Altered Forme Giratina and Darkrai with Sludge Bomb. Giratina and Darkrai may also be found in their Shiny forms, until October 22nd and November 5th respectively. Mega raids will feature Mega Gengar (until October 22nd) and Mega Absol (Until November 5th).

Spotlight Hours

Spotlight Hours will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm local time. This month’s spotlight Pokémon are:

  • October 5th – Drifloon with 2x Evolve XP
  • October 12th – Gastly with 2x Stardust
  • October 19th – Gothia with 2x Catch XP
  • October 26th – Murkrow with 2x Evolve XP

Community Day Event

October’s Community Day Event features the Requiem Pokémon Duskull! It will be available at a higher rate on October 9th between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm local time. Evolving it during, or two hours after the event will see Duskull evolve into a Dusknoir that knows the move Shadow Ball.

Other Events

The crossover between Pokémon GO and Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle continues until October 10th, with the new mythical Pokémon Zarude being unlocked after completing event-exclusive research.

October 6th is also Niantic’s birthday and they’re giving out free boxes to all players to celebrate!

Lastly, to celebrate Halloween, Pokémon GO is set to become spooky from October 15th to the end of the month. Pokémon will adorn scary costumes and there will also be a Halloween centric research story. More details on that in the coming days.

Catch a few legendaries this month by downloading Pokémon GO for free on the App Store and Google Play.

Last chance to use the September promo codes for Pokémon GO!