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Make sure you don't miss any of these events coming to Pokémon GO in October

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Pokémon GO Adventures Abound season key art, showing a selection of Paldean Pokémon along with Hisuian Growlithe
A few days ago, Niantic announced details on upcoming events and activities in Pokémon GO across October, with an infographic posted to their social media accounts. The infographic includes a variety of events between now and the beginning of November, including several events which have not yet been fully announced.

Pokémon GO - October Content Update infographic
October's Featured Pokémon, Encounters, and Raids

All Pokémon listed below with a ⁂ next to their name can also be encountered in their Shiny variants.

Pokémon Spotlight Hour
A different Pokémon and special bonus will be featured every Tuesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm local time:
  • October 3rd: Slowpoke ⁂ | 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
  • October 10th: Shroomish ⁂ | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
  • October 17th: Pumpkaboo ⁂ | 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
  • October 24th: Phantump | 2× XP for catching Pokémon
  • October 31st Yamask ⁂ | 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
PokéStop Showcase
Different Pokémon will feature in PokéStop Showcases throughout the month. Unless otherwise noted, single day PokéStop Showcases will run from 2:00pm to 5:00pm local time, while multi-day PokéStop Showcases will start at 10:00am local time and finish at 8:00pm local time.
  • September 30th to October 2nd: Growlithe and Hisuian Growlithe
  • October 5th to 9th: TBA
  • October 12th to 13th: TBA
  • October 15th: Timburr and Conkeldurr
  • October 16th to 17th: Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist
  • October 20th to 22nd: Shuppet and Banette
  • October 23rd to 25th : TBA
  • October 26th to 28th: Phantump
  • October 29th to October 31st: Gastly and Gengar
Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00am local time on the dates listed unless otherwise noted.

Raid Hour
The following Pokémon will be featured in a Raid Hour event on every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm local time:

  • October 4th: Raikou ⁂ / Entei ⁂ / Suicune ⁂
  • October 11th: Guzzlord ⁂
  • October 18th Guzzlord ⁂
  • October 25th: Darkrai ⁂
Featured Five-Star Raids
The following Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids:
  • October 1st to 6th: Raikou ⁂ / Entei ⁂ / Suicune ⁂
  • October 6th to 20th: Guzzlord ⁂
  • October 20rd to 31st: Darkrai ⁂
Mega Raids
The following Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids:
  • October 1st to 6th: Mega Gardevoir ⁂
  • October 6th to 20th: Mega Gengar ⁂
  • October 20th to 31st: Mega Banette ⁂
Other upcoming events in October
All times in the event listing below are based on Trainer's local times
  • Out to Play, which starts September 27th at 10:00am, will continue through to October 2nd, at 8:00pm
  • A yet to be announced event will run from October 5th at 10:00am to October 9th at 8:00pm
  • GO Battle Weekend will run from October 7th at 12:00am to October 8th at 11:59pm
  • Harvest Festival will run from October 12th at 10:00am to October 17th at 8:00pm
  • An unannounced Community Day event will run on October 15th, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm - Based on the announced Pokéstop Showcases, this is believed to be a Timburr Community Day
  • Incense Day will run on October 21st, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm)
  • Halloween 2023 Part 1 will run from October 19th at 10:00am to October 26th at 10:00am
  • Halloween 2023 Part 2 and the Team GO Rocket Takeover will run together from October 26th at 10:00am to October 31st at 8:00pm


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