Pokemon GO Halloween 2022: Start Date and Details

Now is better than ever to look for Ghost-type Pokemon. Here's the Pokemon GO Halloween 2022 start date.

As the leaves change color and the air gets a little cooler, we know Halloween is just around the corner! And that means the annual Pokemon GO Halloween event is about to begin. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, with more ghosts to catch and more candy to collect. Here are all the details you need to know about the 2022 Pokemon GO Halloween 2022 start date.

When Does Pokemon GO Halloween 2022 Start?

The Pokemon Go Halloween Event 2022 Part 1 starts on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. and runs to Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Like the event has been conducted in the past, it will be separated into two parts. 

Pokemon GO Halloween 2022 Pokemon

During the Pokemon GO Halloween Event 2022, the following Pokemon will appear more often in the wild:

  • Absol (Shiny)
  • Drifloon (Shiny)
  • Dusclops
  • Gastly (Shiny)
  • Golett
  • Haunter
  • Misdreavus (Shiny)
  • Murkrow (Shiny)
  • Phantump
  • Pumpkaboo
  • Sableye (Shiny)
  • Shuppet (Shiny)
  • Spinarak (Shiny)
  • Yamask (Shiny)
  • Zubat (Shiny)

Halloween Event 2022 Raids

The following Pokemon will be appearing in raids during the event:

  • One-Star Raids: Sableye (Shiny), Purrloin, Yamask (Shiny), Galarian Yamask (Shiny), Phantump
  • Three-Star Raids: Gengar (Shiny), Umbreon, Drifblim, Drapion
  • Five-Star Raids: Altered Forme Giratina (Shiny)
  • Mega Raids: Mega Banette (Shiny)

Pokemon GO Halloween Event 2022 Eggs

For the first time ever in Pokemon GO, you may be able to find a Shiny Noibat in the wild!

These Pokemon will hatch from 7 km Eggs:

  • Galarian Yamask (Shiny)
  • Golett
  • Noibat (Shiny)
  • Phantump
  • Yamask (Shiny)

Increased Ghost Encounters in Pokemon GO’s Halloween Event

With Pokemon GO, the Halloween event is one of the most popular among players. This is because of the increased rate of Ghost-type Pokemon, one of the more difficult types to find throughout the rest of the year.

Pokemon GO Halloween 2022: Start Date and Details
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The first part will start on October 20, 2022, and players can look forward to seeing double candy earned for any Pokemon they hatch, capture or transfer during the event.

Double Candy and New Cosmetics

On top of earning double candy, players will also be able to earn XL candy for their partner Pokemon, provided they are above level 31. This can be a huge boost to their Pokemon that go out and about with them and can make this a great time to get active – especially with the cooler fall weather.

With more to discover in cosmetics, including a fun new pose, a Dusclops Costume, and a Zubat-inspired hat, players can surely get into the season’s spirit. 

To top it all off, the soundtrack will feature the classic Lavender Town music to keep the spooky mood of the season.

Players who want to join in on the fun can download Pokemon GO for free on Android and iOS devices and get started on their ghost-hunting journey when the Halloween Event, Part 1, drops on October 20, 2022.

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