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All Pokemon GO October 2021 Events and Schedule

By Sam Woods

September 28, 2021

October has always been one of the most exciting months for Pokemon GO players.

The yearly Halloween event, which was one of the first events ever held in the game, is always something that draws a lot of anticipation.

Alongside that, Niantic has already confirmed a raft of other events that are set to take place in the second month of the Season of Mischief.

So, to help you get ready, here are all of the confirmed Pokemon GO October 2021 events and the schedule they’re set to follow.

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Secrets of the Jungle Event – October 1 to October 10.

October kicks off with an event on the first day of the month, celebrating the release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle.

Most notably, the event will offer players the opportunity to capture the Mythical Pokemon Zarude by completing a time-limited Special Research story.

Alongside that, players will encounter Pokemon found in the movie, including:

  • Combee
  • Cottonee
  • Drilbur
  • Dwebble
  • Explorer Pikachu

Pokemon found in the movie will also be appearing in raids:

  • Chansey
  • Explorer Pikachu
  • Foongus
  • Flygon
  • Larvitar
  • Lickitung
  • Ludicolo
  • Pinsir
  • Roggenrolla
  • Rufflet

Niantic’s Birthday – October 6

Although not a particularly exciting event, Niantic is offering players a free box, provided they log in between 11 am and 5 pm on October 6.

Duskull Community Day – October 9

As always, there are a range of bonuses that will be available as part of October’s Community Day, including 3x catch Stardust and a Dsuknoir that can learn Shadow Ball.

Halloween Event – October 15 to October 31

Once again, the Pokemon GO Halloween event takes up a huge portion of October, running for two weeks.

While few details have been shared, you can expect costumed Pokemon, plenty of Dark and Ghost-type Pokemon and hopefully a handful of new shiny ones.

Raid Schedule/Raid Hours

The following has been set as the Legendary Raid schedule for October:

  • October 1 to October 12 – Genesect holding a Douse Drive
  • October 12 to October 22 – Altered Forme Giratina
  • October 22 to November 5 – Darkrai

To go alongside that, here is the schedule for the October raid hours.

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021: Genesect holding a Douse Drive
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Altered Forme Giratina
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Altered Forme Giratina
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Darkrai that knows the attack Sludge Bomb

Spotlight Hours

Finally, Niantic has shared the following Spotlight Hours for October:

  • October 5, 2021: Drifloon
  • October 12, 2021: Gastly
  • October 19, 2021: Gothita
  • October 26, 2021: Murkrow
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Sam Woods
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Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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