Pokemon GO’s Halloween Event 2019 has just gone live, and with that comes a set of brand new, exclusive Research Tasks.
Here’s the current list of Pokemon GO Halloween Research Tasks for 2019.
Catch five Gastly or Shuppet – Sneasel
Evolve three Drifloon or Stunky – 1 Rare Candy
Make three Excellent Throws in a row – Golett
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt – Yamask
Take five Snapshots of ghost-type Pokemon – Sableye
Catch 10 ghost-type Pokemon – 1,000 Stardust
The Halloween Event 2019 lasts from now until November 1 at 1 p.m. PDT. During that time, more ghost- and dark-type Pokemon will appear in the wild, Eggs and in Raids. This includes the newly added Unova region ghost-type Pokemon Yamask and its evolution, Cofagrigus. Yamask’s shiny form has also been added to the game. The Mythical Pokemon Darkrai has appeared for the first time ever in five-star Raids, and will be available to fight and catch for the duration of the event.
Certain Pokemon will appear in the wild with special costumes as well during the event. This includes Bulbasaur wearing a Shedinja hood, Charmander wearing a Cubone hood, Squirtle wearing a Yamask hat and Pikachu wearing a Mimikyu costume. According to Niantic, they also have a rare chance of appearing in their shiny forms in addition to wearing special costumes.
For the duration of the event, players will get twice the Candy for catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon.
A new Special Research quest involving Spiritomb has also been added, and it’s the same as last year’s quest. For a step-by-step guide to the new Special Research quest, “A Spooky Message 2019,” click here.
The event also introduced permanent additions to the game. The Pokemon Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet and Duskull have joined the pool of Shadow Pokemon used by Team GO Rocket. You can also get a Zubat Bag, a Pikachu Onesie, a Cubone Cap, a Litwick Cap and a Mimikyu Bag in the in-game Style Shop.