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Pokémon GO October 2020 Schedule – Halloween Event, Research Breakthrough, Community Day, Spotlight Hours, and More!

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Pokémon GO October 2020 Schedule is out and is quite exciting in every way. Kudos to the developer’s team for planning some exciting events for the Pokémon GO trainers this October. The schedule for Pokémon GO October 2020 includes the introduction of a new mega evolution that is Mega Gengar in Pokémon GO during the Halloween Event. Other than that, there is the Pokémon GO Community Day October 2020, a new Fashion Event, Legendary Raids, October Spotlight Hours, October Limited Timed Research Tasks, and much more. Now let us discuss the complete Pokémon GO Schedule for October 2020 in detail.


Pokémon GO October 2020 Research Breakthrough Pokémon

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The very first thing that comes to the mind of every Pokémon trainer while entering into a new month is what will be the new Research Breakthrough Pokémon. Now, many trainers must be wondering about the same with the Pokémon GO October 2020 Research Breakthrough Pokémon. Many trainers might or might not be excited to know that the Special Research Breakthrough is Shedinja that is a Bug/Ghost-type Pokémon. Shedinja will be available for trainers as the mysterious research breakthrough Pokémon from October 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to November 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.


Pokémon GO October Legendary Raids

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Legendary Raids in Pokémon GO are not new, and during any legendary raid, a legendary Pokémon is featured as the raid boss. During October 2020, there are three legendary Pokémon that will be coming to raids in October. Apart from the legendary raid bosses, there will a “Special Raid Boss” during October. And, according to some previous hints by Niantic, we strongly feel like that the special raid boss might be Mega Gengar. Now let us have a look at all the Legendary Raid boss for October 2020.

Legendary Raid BossDate/TimeType
ZapdosOctober 25 at 01:00 p.m. to October 2 at 01:00 p.m. PDTElectric/Flying
MoltresOctober 2 at 01:00 p.m. to October 9 at 01:00 p.m. PDTFire/Flying
Giratina (Origin)October 9 at 01:00 p.m. to October 23 at 01:00 p.m. PDTGhost/Dragon

Pokémon GO October 2020 Spotlight Hours

Spotlight hours in Pokémon GO are often called a mini-community day by many trainers. Spotlight hours in Pokémon GO is a great chance for the trainers to catch the spotlight Pokémon for one long hour. The spawn rate of the spotlight is increased for an hour and, you can catch and collect a considerable amount of candies for the Pokémon. Also, Spotlight hours provide a chance to evolve or make them learn a new attack only during the Spotlight hours or the community day. All the October 2020 Spotlight Hours Pokémon are listed below.

Spotlight PokémonDateSpecial Bonus
World Cup PikachuOctober 6, 2020x2 Catch XP
Original Cap PikachuOctober 13, 2020X2 Catch Candy
ShuppetOctober 20, 2020x2 Transfer Candy
DuskullOctober 27, 2020x2 Evolution XP

All the Pokémon discussed above will be in the spotlight at the given dates, for one hour, that is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.


Pokémon GO October 2020 Community Day

Recently, Niantic conducted a community day poll on social media that resulted in Charmander being the runner up of the poll. So, this October all the Charizard fans will be happy as the Pokémon GO Community Day October 2020 will feature Charmander. Charmander will be appearing in the wild more frequently on October 17, 2020. If you will be able to catch and evolve Charmander up to its final form, that is Charizard, then it will learn one of the powerful Dragon-type fast moves, Dragon Breath.


Pokémon GO x Longchamp Collaboration

Pokémon GO has collaborated with the fashion brand Longchamp Paris, and as a result, we are going to see some relatable events in the game. The collaboration will be celebrated as a “Fashion Event” and will take place between October 2 to October 8, 2020, until 10:00 p.m. PDT. During the week-long period, trainers will be able to obtain Smoochum with a bow tie, Kirlia, and Shinx wearing special hats through 7 KM eggs or raids. Also, some of the Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild are listed below.

  • Skitty
  • Roselia
  • Minccino
  • Blitzle
  • Gothita
  • Mareep
  • Cottonee
  • Kricketot
  • Croagunk (with Backwards Cap)

Also, apart from the list, there will be a special timed research task to find and catch a Shiny Kricketot during the fashion week event.


Pokémon GO Limited Timed Research October 2020

Trainers who love Meowth will be pleased to know that during the October Limited Timed Research, trainers will get a chance to catch not one but three different forms of Meowth including, the Kanto, Alolan, and Galarian forms. This special limited timed research event will be hosted on Saturday, October 10 from 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time. Apart from that, upon completing the special research task trainers will also get a special box containing Incense, Pinap Berry, and Lucky Egg.


Pokémon GO Halloween Event

Halloween Event is not new for the Pokémon GO trainers as Niantic always hosts a Halloween Event every October featuring some spooky Pokémon along with some special research tasks. This time in 2020, Niantic is all set to introduce the all-new Mega Evolution in Pokémon GO that is Mega Gengar. As already discussed above, Mega Gengar might be the “Special Raid Boss” that is teased by Niantic in one of their recent posts.


Conclusion

Pokémon GO October 2020 Schedule is quite exciting for the trainers and, no one would want to miss out on any of the events discussed above. This is pretty much all the major events that we are going to witness this October. So, set a reminder for each of the events and do not miss any of these. And, Happy Halloween in advance!

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Rsyche is an avid mobile gamer and the lead gaming content writer for the Mobile Gaming Industry and few other authoritative gaming blogs. He is so much passionate about mobile gaming that he started playing and writing about almost all the major mobile games and helping every mobile gaming enthusiast find the best content about their favorite mobile game.

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