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Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief Event Guide (Part 1)

Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief Event Guide (Part 1)
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With how cute and marketable it is, it’s easy to forget sometimes that Pokémon, as a franchise, is kinda messed up. For example, did you know that Phantump are actually stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died while lost in forests? Yeah. That’s in the PokéDex, look it up. Still, the occasionally disturbing nature of Pokémon does make it suited for the spooky season. Here’s a guide for part 1 of Pokémon GO’s Halloween Mischief event.

The Halloween Mischief event just started today, October 15th, and will be running until October 22nd. The second part of the event will begin immediately after that and will last until Halloween is over. Befitting the Halloween spirit, all players will receive double Candy from catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon. 

Pokémon GO Halloween Mischief Event Guide Part 1

Now, let’s get into the pumpkin guts. The following Pokémon will have boosted spawn rates for the duration of the event:

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup
  • Halloween Mischief Drifblim
  • Zubat
  • Gastly
  • Drowzee
  • Spinarak
  • Misdreavus
  • Shuppet
  • Stunky
  • Woobat
  • Yamask
  • Gothita

Spinarak has also received its Shiny variation for this event, and you can also find Shinies for Halloween Mischief Pokémon.


The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7km Eggs:

  • Spinarak
  • Misdreavus
  • Shuppet
  • Chingling
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Litwick
  • Golett


The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:


  • Murkrow
  • Yamask
  • Espurr
  • Scraggy
  • Galarian Slowpoke


  • Sableye
  • Alolan Raichu
  • Banette
  • Halloween Mischief Drifblim


  • Altered Forme Giratina


  • Mega Gengar


There will be five Timed Research Tasks available while part 1 of the event is running, and completing all of them will reward you with 15 Yamask Candy, 15 Sableye Candy, and 15 Scraggy Candy. The tasks and their individual rewards are:

  • Battle in the GO Battle League (Sableye encounter)
  • Battle in the GO Battle League 5 times (Yamask encounter)
  • Win a trainer battle in the GO Battle League (Frillish encounter)
  • Win 4 trainer battles in the GO Battle League (Umbreon encounter)
  • Win 7 trainer battles in the GO Battle League (Galarian Yamask encounter)

Speaking of the GO Battle League, it will be running the Halloween Cup until the end of the month. To enter, you’ll need Pokémon who are 1,500 CP or less, and are Poison, Bug, Ghost, Dark, or Fairy type.

The following Field Research Tasks will be available during part 1 as well. The tasks and their rewards are:

Catch 15 ghost-type PokémonDrifblim encounter
Catch 25 ghost-type PokémonGalarian Yamask encounter
Catch 5 ghost-type PokémonHalloween Mischief Pikachu or Halloween MischiefPiplup encounter
Catch 9 PokémonDrowzee or Gothita encounter
Make 3 curveball throwsSpinarak encounter
Send 3 giftsZubat or Woobat encounter
Spin 3 Poké Stops or gymsSpinarak encounter
Spin 7 Poké Stops or gyms1 Rare Candy

Finally, a Special Research Story focusing on Yamask titled “What Lies Beneath the Mask?” is now available. Oh, and don’t forget to turn on your sound if you’re playing at night, as the game will be playing the iconic spooky theme from Lavender Town in the evenings.

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