October is here and the fall festivities in Pokemon GO are well underway. As always, October is a particularly exciting time in the game as the big, annual Halloween event approaches. Players won’t need to wait until the last week of the month for all the excitement though, because this month features a very busy calendar of events for the mobile AR title.

As expected, the entire Pokemon GO. October events calendar is now live and players can find out what kind of events will be featured in the weeks leading up to Halloween. October’s Community Day will be arriving early to help build some hype, but that’s just one of a handful of big events on the way.

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The previously announced movie tie-in event is live now and Niantic will be celebrating its own birthday in the middle of this coming week with another special event. Trainers who are ready to start preparing for October 2021’s events can check out all of the confirmed events and spotlight hours right here…

Pokemon Spotlight Hours

In the month of October, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021: Drifloon will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021: Gastly will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Gothita will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021: Murkrow will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.

Join us on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a Community Day event featuring Duskull, the Requiem Pokémon! Duskull will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Evolve Dusclops (Duskull’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Dusknoir that knows the Charged Attack Shadow Ball.

Movie tie-in event

From ​​Friday, October 1, 2021 to Sunday, October 10, 2021, the latest Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle, releasing globally on October 8 on Netflix! In celebration, the Mythical Pokémon Zarude will be making its Pokémon GO debut! You’ll be able to encounter it by completing a free Special Research story—just be sure you log in during the event to claim the research. You can also look forward to lots of other in-game content inspired by the movie, including the return of Team Rocket members Jessie and James in Pokémon GO.

Niantic’s Birthday

In celebration of Niantic’s birthday…


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