The Día de Muertos event returns this year in Pokémon GO! This year’s event includes a pretty special addition – Pokémon wearing cempasúchil crowns. Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir are the only ones wearing the flowers this time, yet there will be flowers showing up in other ways thanks to Roselia and Sunkern. Plus, more Ghost-type Pokémon will be around too.

While short, Trainers can also partake in a Collection Challenge and get bonuses when using Incense and/or Lure Modules!

Get all the details here with our Día de Muertos 2022 event guide:

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Light – Día de Muertos 2022

Begins: Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon debuts – Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir wearing cempasúchil crowns

 

 

For this year’s Día de Muertos event, Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir will be wearing cempasúchil crowns! Duskull will be available in the Wild, in Raids, and as a reward encounter for Field Research tasks. To get Dusclops and/or Dusknoir with the cempasúchil crowns, you’ll need to evolve Duskull with Duskull Candies. 25 Duskull Candies are required for Dusclops, whereas 100 Duskull Candies are required when evolving Dusclops to Dusknoir.

Niantic also notes that while Duskull wearing the cempasúchil crown may be shiny, Dusclops and Dusknoir aren’t. This might be made in error. We’ll have to wait for the event to start to double-check if Shiny Dusksull wearing a cempasúchil crown is prevented from evolving or not.

The addition of the cempasúchil crowns to Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir classifies them as Costumed Pokémon. Going forward in this guide, Duskull, Dusclops, and Dusknoir wearing the cempasúchil crowns will be referred to as such (i.e. Costumed Duskull).

 

Event Bonuses

  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
  • Lure Modules activated during the event will last for 90 minutes.
  • Incense (excluding Daily Adventure Incense) activated during the event will last for 90 minutes.

 

Event Boxes

No specific Event Boxes are available. The boxes available during the Halloween 2022 event were removed and the Trainee (299 PokéCoins), Voyager (1,275 PokéCoins), and Explorer (2,450 PokéCoins) Boxes were added back into the shop.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild: Cubone*, Chinchou*, Sunkern*, Roselia*, Litwick*, and Swirlix*.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following Pokémon: Costumed Duskull*, Drifloon*, Yamask*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Incense and Lure Encounters

For this event, there will be additional Pokémon encounters when using Incense and/or Lure Modules.

Please note that according to Niantic, “Trainers in Latin America and the Caribbean can look forward to even more encounters with featured event Pokémon when using Incense and Lure Modules.”

 

  • The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense and Lure Modules: Cubone*, Sunkern*, Sunflora, Roselia*, Drifloon*, Yamask*, and Swirlix*.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following Pokémon: Houndoom* and Costumed Duskull*.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Costumed Duskull*.
  • Three-Star Raids: Dragonite, Sableye*, and Druddigon*.
  • Five-Star Raids: Giratina (Origin Forme)* (See Additional Notes).
  • Mega Raids: Mega Banette* (See Additional Notes).

 

Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Giratina (Origin Forme)* will also be available after the event (in Raids), until Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.
  • Mega Banette* will be available after the event (in Raids), until Tuesday, November 8th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Field Research Tasks

Event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will be available and the rewards include the following Pokémon encounters: Cubone*, Roselia*, Litwick*, Houndoom*, and Costumed Duskull*. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active. A complete list of tasks and associated rewards will be added here once the event is live.

 

  • Task: Make a Great Throw
    • Reward: Cubone* Encounter
  • Task: Make a Nice Curveball Throw
    • Reward: Roselia* OR Litwick* Encounter
  • Task: Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row
    • Reward: Costumed Duskull* Encounter
  • Task: Win a Gym Battle
    • Reward: Houndoom* Encounter

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Collection Challenge

A special Día de Muertos Collection Challenge will be made available during the event. According to Niantic, this Collection Challenge will reward Trainers with an Alolan Marowak encounter, a Poffin, and an Incense. Full details of the challenge’s tasks and rewards will be added here once the event is live.

  • Collect the following Pokémon: Roselia, Litwick, Cubone, Sunkern, Chinchou, and Swirlix.
    • Rewards: 1 Incense, 1 Poffin, Alolan Marowak* Encounter, and an addition to your Elite Collector medal.

 

Avatar Items

A new Día de Muertos-themed Avatar Item (based on Calavera face paintings) will debut during this event. You can purchase it from Pokémon GO’s in-game shop during the event and after the event is over.

 

The Día de Muertos T-shirt Avatar Item pictured above debuted as a free item during the 2021 Día de Muertos event.

 

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)