Duskull is Your October 2021 Community Day Pokemon

Get ready for the spookiest month of the year!

Spooktober is upon us, trainers! And with that comes a handful of goodies in Pokemon GO, including the spookiest Community Day yet featuring the Requiem Pokémon, Duskull. But Duskull isn’t the only Ghost-type Pokemon you will encounter on your journey in the popular mobile game. Yamask will be appearing before you in Research Breakthrough encounters and Altered Forme Giratina Darkrai will be appearing in Raids. But wait, there’s more! Read the full blog post below to see everything you can expect next month from Niantic and the GO team!

October Research Breakthrough encounters

From Friday, October 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, November 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), you’ll encounter Yamask in Research Breakthrough encounters.

Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in October, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

Featured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids throughout October.

  • The Mythical Pokémon Genesect holding a Douse Drive will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m to Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. This will be this particular Genesect’s Pokémon GO debut! It will not be appearing as a Shiny Pokémon at this time.
  • Altered Forme Giratina will be appearing in five-star raids from Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
  • Darkrai that knows the attack Sludge Bomb will be appearing in five-star raids from Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. This is the first time that Darkrai will be appearing in Pokémon GO with this attack! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

In addition, the following Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids.

  • Mega Gengar will be appearing in Mega Raids from Friday, October 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Mega Absol will be appearing in Mega Raids from Friday, October 22, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, November 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Every Wednesday in October, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

  • 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

Pokémon 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.

October Community Day

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. For more details, check out the October Community Day blog.

—The Pokémon GO team

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