Halloween Research Pokemon Go: Everything You Need to Know

Halloween Research Pokemon Go event began Thursday and will run until Nov. 4. The Halloween Research event will provide players with plenty of fun challenges to complete, and a few spooky Pokemon not yet seen in Pokemon Go.

Halloween Research Pokemon Go

Here's every major feature of the 2019 Halloween Event:

Costumed Pokemon: Like the floppy hat Pikachu or Santa hat Pikachu seen during the summer and Christmas events, the three Kanto starters will sport their own costumes. Bulbasaur will be dressed as a Shedinja, Charmander as a Cubone, and Squirtle as a Yamask. Pikachu will be dressed as a Mimikyu, a Pokemon known for dressing as Pikachu.

Shiny Yamask and Cofagrigus: As more Unova Pokemon have been introduced into the game, this month will increase the shiny encounter rates of two of the spookiest Pokemon in Generation 5: Yamask and Cofagrigus.

Shadow Pokemon: Team Go Rocket is back, and will feature these 14 new shadow Pokemon: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet and Duskull

Darkrai Raids: For the first time ever, Darkrai, the Pitch-Black Pokemon, will appear as a legendary raid boss. As a pure dark type, Darkrai is weak to fairy, fighting, and bug pokemon.

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