Niantic releases schedule of content and events coming to Pokémon GO during October

Niantic has given an update on a range of content that will be available in Pokémon GO over the month of October. These events will be running from October 1st, at 1:00pm (PDT, GMT −7) to November 1st, at 1:00pm (PDT, GMT −7).

Research Breakthrough encounters
After completing seven days of Field Research tasks, Trainers will be able to receive an Incense and an encounter with Shedinja. Shedinja's Shiny variant, making its Pokémon GO debut, may also be encountered rarely by Trainers.

Pokémon Spotlight Hours
During October, a different Pokémon and special bonus will be featured every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm local time:
  • October 4: Purrloin | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  • October 11: Haunter | 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • October 18: Misdreavus ⁂ | 2× XP for catching Pokémon
  • October 25: Shuppet ⁂ | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
The following Five-Star and Mega Raid rotations start and end at 10:00am local time on the dates listed.

Five-Star Raids
The following Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids:
  • October 1-8: Yveltal ⁂
  • October 8-20: Xerneas ⁂
  • October 20-27: Giratina (Altered Forme) ⁂
  • October 27-31: Giratina (Origin Forme) ⁂
Mega Raids
The following Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids:
  • July 1-8: Mega Lopunny ⁂
  • July 8-20: Mega Manectric ⁂
  • July 20-31: To be announced
Raid Hours
The following Pokémon will be featured in a Raid Hour event on every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm local time:
  • October 5: Yveltal ⁂
  • October 12: Xerneas ⁂
  • October 19: Xerneas ⁂
  • October 26: Giratina (Altered Forme) ⁂
Upcoming events
  • October 5-11 (10am-8pm local time): Evolving Stars Event
  • October 8 (2-5pm local time): Mega Gyarados Raid Day
  • October 14-17 (10am-8pm local time): Festival of Lights 2022
  • October 15 (2pm-5pm): October Community Day featuring Litwick
  • October 20 - November 1 (10am - 10am local time): Halloween Event 2022
  • October 21-23: Safari Zone: Taipei
  • October 25: Set a Buddy Pokémon to unlock an event in the beginning and ending of the Shuppet Spotlight Hour
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