This week in Pokemon Go: 23-29 Oct 2023

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Dive into an action-packed week in Pokémon GO starting October 23rd!

Spooky Season officially kicks off with Part One the Halloween Event, with adorable ghostly doggo Greavard making their first appearance in game, and Phantump having their shiny released!

Part Two of Halloween brings with it the shiny release for the Tricky Fox Pokémon, Zorua, along with new costumes for Pikachu and Gengar.

Team GO Rocket are blasting off again, with Shadow Shiny Lugia in raids, and Giovanni armed with Shadow Regigigas, and a host of new Shadow Pokémon! Don’t forget to TM Frustration away from your Shadow Pokémon too.

For Halloween fans there is the Ticket of Treats, which gives Timed Research every Thursday during October.

For those aiming for mastery, the race is on to complete the Timed Investigation and earn the unrivaled Master Ball. But that’s not all – battle enthusiasts can gear up for the GO Battle League Season 16, while raiders prepare for epic confrontations with the elusive Darkrai.

And keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Shiny Shadow Lugia! There’s a plethora of adventures waiting, so trainers, gear up and set out!

The Halloween Event Part One

  • Greavard

  • Houndstone

  • Phantump

Start off the spooky celebrations for Halloween from October 19, 2023 from 10:00am to October 26, 2023, 10:00am local time with Part One of the Halloween event! Greavard will make their debut, and Phantump has their shiny released!

The Halloween Event Part 2

  • Zorua

  • Pikachu
    wearing a Trick & Treat costume

  • Genger
    wearing a Trick & Treat costume

October 26, 2023 at 10:00am to October 31, 2023 8:00pm local time is Part Two of the Halloween Event! New costume Pikachu and Gengar will feature, along with the release of Shiny Zorua!

Team GO Rockets Takeover

  • Regigigas (shadow)

  • Lugia (shadow)

From October 26, 2023 at 10:00am to October 31, 2023 8:00pm local time Team GO Rocket are back, armed with new Shadow Pokémon! Save Shadow Regigigas from Giovanni, and battle Shadow Lugia in raids, which can be shiny for the first time.

Ticket of Treats
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Starting in October, trainers would be able to purchase the brand new ‘Ticket of Treats’ which grants spooky Halloween themed Timed Research throughout the whole month! With the ticket, every Thursday a new Timed Research will be unlocked, giving you until the end of October to complete them all. Each research comes with Premium Items, event-themed encounters, and more!

The ticket will be available to purchase until October 29, 2023 11:59pm local time, and must be completed and claimed by October 31, 2023, 11:59pm local time.

Adventures Abound Special Research

Choose your Paldean partner Pokémon! A new Special Research story with branching paths will be available to Trainers! Throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound, you’ll be able to adventure together and bond with your chosen partner Pokémon.

You can claim this Special Research at no cost from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 1, 2023, at 9:59 a.m. local time.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball

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Pokemon GO master ball

Embark on the path to mastery, Trainers. A Timed Investigation is a lengthy series of challenges available during a set period of time. Seeing this journey through will offer some of the rarest rewards you can obtain in Pokémon GO.

Timed Investigation: Master Ball will be available throughout Pokémon GO: Adventures Abound. Complete the Timed Investigation by Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time to receive the very best Poké Ball with the ultimate level of performance—the Master Ball.

When used, it will catch any Pokémon you encounter in Pokémon GO without fail, whether it be in the wild, through Lure Modules, after Raid Battles, or while using your Daily Adventure Incense.

  • For Trainers who are unable to complete Timed Investigation: Master Ball by November 21, 2023, a Special Research ticket that awards a Master Ball will be available to purchase.

GO Battle League 16

GO Battle League: Adventures Abound will start on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PT.

The following will occur at the beginning of the Season:

  • End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior
October 20 – October 27
  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Halloween Cup: Great League Edition 
October 27 – November 3
  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🔵 Halloween Cup: Great League Edition*

Spotlight Hour
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Pokémon Spotlight Hour


Tuesday October 24th 6pm till 7pm local time we have Phantump as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with 2x XP for catching Pokémon.

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The following PokéStop showcases will take place during this week:

Date and Time Showcase
October 23 – October 25
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Greavard

October 26 – October 28
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Phantump

October 29 – October 31
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. local time

  • Gastly

  • Gengar

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Raid Hour
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  • Darkrai

Wednesday October 25th 6pm till 7pm local time Darkrai will appear in five-star raids.

Mega Raids
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Banette (Mega)

From October 20 to November 6 Mega Banette will appear in Mega Raids.

Five-Star Raids
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  • Darkrai

From October 20 to November 3 Darkrai will appear in five-star raids, and they can be shiny.

Shadow Raids
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Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

Team GO Rocket Shadow Raids

One-star and three-star Shadow Raids will be available daily, while five-star Shadow Raids will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Also, Shadow Lugia will swoop into five-star Shadow Raids during the Team GO Rocket takeover!

Lugia (Shadow)

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you may even encounter a Shiny Shadow Lugia—if you’re lucky!

Season of Adventures is Abound

Season of Adventures: Abounding Bonuses

The following bonuses are specific to Season 12: Adventures Abound.

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Trainers can open up to 40 Gifts daily

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Trainers can hold up to to 40 Gifts in their bag

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Increased damage when participating in raids with a friend

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Increased XP from going up a Friendship level

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Season of Adventures: Research Breakthrough

  • From September 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to December 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Sableye, Galarian Farfetch’d, Larvitar, Furfrou, Bagon and Goomy.

  • Sableye

  • Farfetch’d (Galarian)

  • Larvitar

  • Furfrou

  • Bagon

  • Goomy

Season of Adventures Field Research Tasks

Starting this Season, Field Research tasks that previously rotated on a monthly basis will now rotate Seasonally. Field Research tasks that award an encounter with Spinda will still rotate monthly. For a full list of the season field research tasks check out our list here.

Seasonal Rotations
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Wild Spawns
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Different Pokémon will appear in the wild! As the Season changes, different Pokémon will appear in different areas across the world!


  • Gengar

  • Gulpin

  • Beldum

  • Tranquill

  • Scraggy

  • Gothita

  • Dedenne


  • Chansey

  • Staravia

  • Lopunny

  • Croagunk

  • Shelmet

  • Morelull

  • Oranguru


  • Onix

  • Sableye

  • Aggron

  • Darumaka

  • Golett

  • Fletchinder

  • Togedemaru

Beaches & Water

  • Slowbro

  • Shellder

  • Pelipper

  • Karrablast

  • Goomy

  • Dewpider

  • Sandygast

Northern Hemisphere

  • Chikorita

  • Cyndaquil

  • Totodile

  • Larvitar

  • Deerling (Autumn)

  • Tyrunt

  • Amaura

Southern Hemisphere

  • Snivy

  • Tepig

  • Oshawott

  • Tirtouga

  • Archen

  • Deerling (Spring)

  • Deino

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!


The following Pokémon hatch from Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group!

2 km Eggs

  • Chinchou

  • Meditite

  • Larvesta

  • Fomantis

  • Lechonk

5 km Eggs

  • Lickitung

  • Gligar

  • Larvesta

  • Sprigatito

  • Fuecoco

  • Quaxly

7 km Eggs

  • Growlithe (Hisuian)

  • Voltorb (Hisuian)

  • Qwilfish (Hisuian)

  • Sneasel (Hisuian)

10 km Eggs

  • Larvesta

  • Carbink

  • Goomy

  • Jangmo-o

  • Frigibax

Adventure Sync Rewards
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The following Pokémon hatch from Adventure Sync Eggs this Season. These are just some highlighted Egg hatches, more Pokémon can hatch from each egg group.

5 km Eggs

  • Cranidos

  • Shieldon

  • Happiny

  • Munchlax

  • Alomomola

10 km Eggs

  • Gible

  • Goomy

  • Rockruff

  • Jangmo-o

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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