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Pokémon Go Halloween 2022 event field research tasks, including Halloween Part 1 and Part 2 explained

Everything you need to know about this year’s Halloween event in Pokémon Go.

The Halloween 2022 event has enveloped Pokémon Go in a spooky glow!

This year Pokémon Go has split its Halloween event into two halves - Halloween Part 1 and Halloween Part 2. There’s a range of bonuses and features to enjoy across both halves of the event, including event-exclusive field research tasks, new costume Pokémon and the release of Mega Banette.

There’s also three Halloween themed research quests to partake in, with the first being the special research quest, Mysterious Masks. Meanwhile, Yamask Timed Research and Halloween Timed Research both require you to spend some real world money to unlock.

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Field research tasks for the Halloween event in Pokémon Go

You can collect a variety of event-exclusive field research tasks by spinning PokéStops throughout the Halloween event in Pokémon Go. Just like regular field research tasks, these challenges can be saved and completed at a later date, but the Halloween exclusive-tasks will no longer be available once the event ends.

The Halloween Part 2 exclusive field research tasks are now live and will be until the event ends on Tuesday, 1st November at 10am (local time).

Here are the Halloween field research tasks in Pokémon Go:

  • Catch 5 Ghost-type Pokémon reward - Shuppet or Duskull encounter
  • Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon reward - Yamask encounter
  • Catch 25 Ghost-type Pokémon reward - Galarian Yamask encounter
  • Walk 2km reward - Halloween Mischief Pikachu, Spooky Festival Vulpix or Halloween Mischief Piplup
  • Walk 5km reward - Phantump encounter
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms rewards - 20 Gengar Mega Energy
  • Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms rewards - 20 Absol Mega Energy

Thank you to Amiibofan101 from reddit for the help with this information!

Duskull, Yamask and Phantump can all be found through Halloween-themed field research tasks.

Everything else you need to know about Halloween in Pokémon Go

Part 2 of Pokémon Go's Halloween event has begun, which means that the Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild, including the release of new costume Pokémon, and those appearing in raids has changed. There's also new shiny Pokémon too!

Before we get to these changes, however, let's take a look at the features running throughout 2022's Halloween event.

The first, of course, are the traditional Halloween candy bonuses, with you earning double catch, transfer and hatch candy throughout the event. Trainers who are Level 31 or above are also guaranteed one Candy XL from walking with their buddy Pokémon.

Every player will also be able to claim the Mysterious Masks special research quest by playing Pokémon Go during the Halloween event. This quest has no deadline, so feel free to complete it at your own pace.

You can also purchase two timed research quests from the in-game store, but, if you do so, make sure you complete them before Tuesday, 1st November at 10am (local time) or else the quests will expire.

The quests can not be purchased using PokéCoins and, if you’re a Great Friend or above with another player, you can gift tickets for these quests to them. You still have to pay for them though!

Yamask Timed Research quest costs £0.79, $1 or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency. This quest will see you encountering a number of Yamask.

Halloween Timed Research - the second quest - costs £4.49, $5 or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency. This quest has a selection of Halloween-themed tasks, increased candy bonuses and will allow you to unlock a spooky Pumpkaboo lantern avatar pose.

Mega Banette.

The Halloween event also sees the release of Mega Banette into Pokémon Go, so, if you want to add this evolution in your Mega Dex, make sure you take the time to battle it in Mega Raids.

Giratina, meanwhile, has returned to five-star raids for the Halloween event - with the Altered Forme being available during Part 1 and Origin Forme appearing in Part 2. Any Giratina you catch during this event will know the ghost-type charged attack, Shadow Force.

Shadow Force has the following power levels:

  • Trainer Battles - 120 power
  • Gyms and Raids - 140 power

Any 7km egg you receive from gifts during the Halloween event will hatch one of the following Pokémon that can all be found on Tier One:

  • Yamask
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Phantump
  • Golett
  • Noibat

New Halloween-themed avatar items are now available in the in-game store: Dusclops Costume, Dusclops Headwrap and Zubat Headband. The Spooky Pose also now includes movement!

Finally, the world of Pokémon Go will be getting a spooky look throughout the Halloween event and, keeping to tradition, you’ll be able to hear the Lavender Town music.

Halloween Part 2 - Thursday, 27th October to Tuesday, 1st November

When Halloween Part 2 arrives, you’ll be able to add five Pokémon - Vulpix, Ninetails, Gengar, Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist - all wearing the new Spooky Festival costume to your collection. A number of past Halloween costume Pokémon have also returned, so keep your eye out for any you might have missed.

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild during Part 2 of the Halloween event:

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu
  • Spooky Festival Vulpix
  • Zubat
  • Haunter
  • Spinarak
  • Murkrow
  • Misdreavus
  • Sableye
  • Shuppet
  • Dusclops
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup
  • Yamask
  • Golett
  • Phantump
  • Spooky Festival Pumpkaboo

For the first time in Pokémon Go, you’ll be able to encounter a shiny Pumpkaboo and, if you so choose, evolve it into a shiny Gourgeist.

While the lineup for one-star raids remains the same as Part 1, Halloween Mischief Drifblim and Spooky Festival Gengar will be appearing in three-star raids throughout Halloween Part 2.

Finally, Giratina (Origin Forme) will be hanging out in five-star raids during Halloween Part 2 and Mega Banette will still be waiting for you in Mega Raids.

The Season of Mythical Wishes has seen Kecleon finally being released in Pokémon Go! The Crackling Voltage event is currently running and it has brought as a new Team Go Rocket quest - Shadowy Skirmishes! The team lineups for Giovanni and the Team Go Rocket Leaders has also changed. Don't forget to partake in the new Go Battle League season. Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. This incense may also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

Date and times for the Halloween event in Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go’s Halloween event is running from Thursday, 20th October at 10am (local time) until Tuesday, 1st November at 10am (local time).

Like last year, the Hallloween event has been divided into two parts and each one has a selection of different features, such as different Pokémon appearing in the wild.

The Halloween Part 1 is running from Thursday, 20th October at 10am (local time) till Thursday, 27th October at 10am (local time). At this point, Halloween Part 2 will take over and run until Tuesday, 1st November, which is when the event will end.

You’ll be able to complete the Mysterious Masks special research, purchase the two timed research quests - Yamask Timed Research and Halloween Timed Research - and compete in the Halloween Cup in the Go Battle League throughout the event.

Have the spookiest of times this Halloween in Pokémon Go!

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