Hey there Pokemon Go Raiders Community! There’s some exciting things coming up in app this month, and we’re stoked to share them with you.
We’re looking forward to seeing special costumes for Pokemon for Halloween, including special events revolving around the 5th Anniversary of Pokemon Go and the release of Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. Let’s dive in and see what’s new!
October Research Breakthrough:
For the month of October, you’ll encounter Yamask in Research Breakthrough Encounters.
Weekly 1 PokeCoin Bundles Return!
As we’ve seen through much of the summer, the weekly 1 coin bundles will be in the store containing a Remote Raid Pass as well as other items – we expect this to continue as long as the pandemic is still a problem in parts of the world.
We’ll be seeing some Pokemon return to raids this month that we’ve seen in 2021 so far:
October 1 – October 12: Genesect holding a Douse Drive will appear in five-star raids.
October 12 – October 22: Altered Forme Giratina will appear in five-star raids – with a possibility for shiny!
October 22 – November 5: Darkrai that knows Sludge Bomb will appear in five-star raids. This is the first time this attack debuts in Pokemon Go – and there is a possibility for a shiny!
Mega Gengar will appear in Mega Raids from October 1 to October 22.
Mega Absol will appear in Mega Raids from October 22 to November 5.
Raid hours will be as follows:
October 6, 2021: Genesect Holding a Douse Drive
October 13, 2021: Altered Forme Giratina
October 20, 2021: Altered Forme Giratina
October 27, 2021: Darkrai that knows Sludge Bomb
These are from 6pm to 7pm local time.
Taking place each week from 6pm to 7pm local time:
Tuesday, October 5: Drifloon will be in the spotlight with 2x XP for evolving Pokemon.
Tuesday, October 12: Gastly will be in the spotlight with 2x Stardust for catching Pokemon
Tuesday, October 19: Gothita will be in the spotlight, with 2x XP for catching Pokemon
Tuesday, October 26: Murkrow will be in the spotlight, with 2x XP for evolving Pokemon.
October Community Day will be Saturday, October 9 from 11-5pm Local time. This event features Duskull. Evolve Dusclops during the event (+2 hours after) to get a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack: Shadow Ball.
Other events this month include:
Movie tie-in- from October 1 to October 10, Pokemon Go will celebrate the release of Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle. Zarude will make it’s debut in Pokemon Go and trainers can encounter by completing a free special research story.
Niantic celebrated it’s 5th anniversary recently! Log in on October 6 to obtain a free box between 11am and 5pm local time.
Pokemon Go Halloween: October 15 to October 31, costumed Pokemon will return for a spooky event. More details will be released closer to this date.