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Pokémon Go Día de Muertos Collection Challenge and field research tasks explained

Everything you need to know about the Día de Muertos event!

The Día de Muertos event in Pokémon Go is a short event celebrating the holiday, which originates from Mexico.

During this event, you'll be able to complete a special Día de Muertos Collection Challenge and collect exclusive field research tasks.

There's also a selection of Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild and a number of event bonuses for you to take advantage of.

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Día de Muertos Collection Challenge Pokémon List in Pokémon Go

The Día de Muertos Collection Challenge tasks you with catching eight Pokémon during the current Pokémon Go event.

Remember - you must complete this challenge before Tuesday, 2nd November at 8pm (local time) if you want to earn its rewards.

Here are the Pokémon, arranged in National Pokédex order, in the Día de Muertos Collection Challenge:

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  • Cubone - In the wild, incense, lure module and field research
  • Sunkern - In the wild, incense, lure module and field research
  • Sunflora - In the wild, incense and lure module
  • Murkrow - In the wild, incense and lure module
  • Houndour - In the wild, incense and lure module
  • Sableye - In the wild, incense and lure module
  • Roselia - In the wild, incense, lure module and field research
  • Drifloon - In the wild, incense and lure module

Completing this challenge will reward you with one incense, one Poffin and a Shedinja encounter.

Field research for Día de Muertos event in Pokémon Go

You can collect a selection of exclusive Día de Muertos field research tasks by spinning PokéStops in Pokémon Go. These tasks can be saved in your field research collection and completed once the event ends, but can only be found during the Día de Muertos event itself.

Here are the Día de Muertos field research tasks:

Thank you to SilphSciene from reddit for the help with this information!

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Everything else for the Día de Muertos event in Pokémon Go

Throughout Día de Muertos you can enjoy a selection of bonuses in Pokémon Go; every player will receive double catch stardust and both incense and lure modules lasting for 90 minutes.

If you live in Latin America you'll also have access to a number of additional bonuses. This includes an extra transfer candy bonus and all of the featured Pokémon - in the wild, from incense and lure modules - will be appearing more frequently.

Cubone, Sunkern, Murkrow, Houndour, Sableye and Roselia will all be appearing more frequently in the wild. You may even encounter Sunflora, Drifloon and Yamask.

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Sunkern, Murkrow and Houndour will all appear more frequently throughout this event.

If you want to use an incense during Dia de Muertos, you'll be able to attract Cubone, Alolan Marowak, Sunkern, Sunflora, Murkrow, Houndour, Sableye, Drifloon and Yamask to your current location.

Finally, the Día de Muertos event overlaps with the Go Battle Day on Monday, 1st November, which runs from 12:00am to 11:59pm (local time). If you decide to partake in the Go Battle League during this day, you'll be able to compete in 100 battles and receive x4 Stardust from your win rewards.


This week sees the arrival of the Season of Heritage and the month-long Stardust Challenge, as well as a refreshed Go Battle League. Ongoing are Arlo, Cliff, Sierra counters and Giovanni counters. Other major updates in the past year include a level cap increase, the introduction of XL Candy, boosts to some XP sources and the addition of Platinum Medals.


How the Día de Muertos Collection Challenge works in Pokémon Go

The Día de Muertos Collection Challenge, along with the event's other bonuses, will only be available between Monday, 1st November to Tuesday, 2nd November at 8pm (local time).

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Just like every other Collection Challenge, you need to obtain a specific list of Pokémon through either catching them in the wild or another method, such as evolution or raids. Once the Collection Challenge is completed, you'll receive its reward and it will be added to your Elite Collector medal.

Collection Challenges can be found in the 'Today View' screen, which is accessed by pressing the field research button - the little binoculars - in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. You may have to scroll to the left if you've been looking at the field or special research screens.

When you catch a Pokémon on the Collection Challenge rooster it will be ticked off this list, helping you keep track of which ones you're missing.

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Use the Collection Challenge list to track track of which Pokémon you need to catch.

Don't forget - you only have until 8pm (local time) on Tuesday, 2nd November to complete the Día de Muertos Collection Challenge.

Hope you enjoy the Día de Muertos event!

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