Pokemon GO Halloween 2020: What to Expect

The Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 Event will likely start in late October here's what to expect
The Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 Event will likely start in late October here's what to expect | Photo by Niantic

The Pokémon GO Halloween 2020 event will likely start in late October. Here's what players can expect from this year's event.

Pokémon GO Halloween 2020: When Does it Start?

As of yet, an official release date for the event has not been announced, however Niantic has given us a pretty big hint. In the blog post detailing what players could expect from GO Battle League season 4, Niantic revealed that there would be a special Halloween cup that would run between Oct 26 and Nov 3. This suggests that the regular Halloween event might occur within the same time frame.

The Halloween Cup will be limited to Dark, Ghost, Poison, Bug, and Fairy Type Pokémon under 1500 CP. Rewards for battling in the Halloween Cup will include special encounters with Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle wearing Halloween costumes.

Aside from the new GO Battle cup, players will be able to complete a timed research challenge to unlock Mega Gengar. This was revealed as a reward for completing the timed research for the third week of Mega September. This will likely be similar in format to the Mega Beedrill event that occurred at the end August.

Players will also likely see increased spawns of Ghost and Dark Type Pokémon, as well as some rare spawns of the Halloween costume Bulbasaurs, Charmanders, and Squirtles referenced as Halloween Cup rewards.