Pokémon GO Halloween 2023: A Spooktacular Return!

The festive season of Halloween is upon us, and Pokémon GO is not one to be left behind in the celebrations. The game has rolled out its Halloween 2023 event, promising trainers a plethora of new experiences, Pokémon, and rewards.

Key Highlights:

  • Event Duration: October 19, 2023, at 10:00 AM to October 26, 2023, at 10:00 AM local time.
  • Introduction of the Greavard family and the debut of shiny Phantump.
  • Paid timed research available, offering special Halloween poses and encounters with Pokémon like Phantump and Alolan Meowth.
  • Additional candies rewarded for successful catches with varying throw qualities.
  • Event-exclusive timed research focusing on catching ghost types and Spiritomb.
  • Halloween-themed field research tasks with Pokémon encounters.
  • Raids featuring Pokémon like Misdreavus, Shuppet, Drifloon, Gengar, Sandygast, and Greavard.
  • New avatar items and stickers available in the in-game shop.
  • Collaboration with Amazon Prime Gaming offering exclusive rewards.

Event Details:

Pokémon Debuts and Shinies:

The event marks the debut of the Greavard family, introducing Pokémon GO enthusiasts to Greavard and its evolution, Houndstone. Additionally, trainers can now encounter the shiny version of Phantump and its evolution, Trevenant.

Research and Rewards:

Paid timed research is available for purchase, which upon completion, rewards trainers with encounters of ghostly Pokémon and a special Halloween pose. There’s also event-exclusive timed research that focuses on catching ghost types, rewarding stardust, Greavard encounters, and more. Another timed research is centered around Spiritomb and its 108 spirits.

Raids and Field Research:

The event features Pokémon like Misdreavus, Shuppet, and Drifloon in tier one raids, with Gengar, Sandygast, and Greavard in tier three. Tier five will have Guzzlord and Darkrai, while mega raids will feature Gengar and Banette. Trainers can also engage in Halloween-themed field research tasks, leading to encounters with Pokémon like Misdreavus and Phantump.

Avatar Items and Collaborations:

New avatar items, including a Yamask mask, Cofagrigus costume, and Greavard wig, are available for purchase. A collaboration with Amazon Prime Gaming offers trainers timed research with rewards like early access to the Greavard wig avatar item.


Pokémon GO’s Halloween 2023 event is packed with new Pokémon, shinies, research tasks, raids, and more. From the debut of the Greavard family to the shiny Phantump, trainers have a lot to look forward to. With collaborations and exclusive rewards, this Halloween promises to be a memorable one for the Pokémon GO community.