Día de Muertos, Festival of Lights, new raid bosses, and more.

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As October draws to a close and November begins, there is a lot to consider in Pokemon Go. The season of mischief is underway, but a ton of new events and Pokemon are coming to replace the October events and the Halloween event.

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We’ve got all the known details you need for the first week of November events. Be sure to come back every Sunday when we get the rundown of all the upcoming events in Pokemon Go.

Muertos Day

Dia De Muertos Pokemon Go

Starting at 10:00 a.m. local time tomorrow, you’ll be able to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos in Pokemon Go. This event runs until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and has a handful of bonuses, some of which are only available to Trainers in America. Latin.

On Día de Muertos Day, people in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America light candles, spread flower petals, and cook meals loved by their ancestors. The day, also known as the Day of the Dead, celebrates loved ones who have passed away.

In keeping with tradition, Pokemon Go’s festivities will feature both floral Pokemon and death-themed ones.

Here’s what to expect worldwide:

  • The incense and lure modules will last 90 minutes

  • 2x catch stardust

  • A free box of 20 Poke Balls will be available in the shop

  • A free Día de Muertos shirt will be available for your avatar in the shop

  • Special appearances in nature and from decoys and incense

  • Event-exclusive field research tasks

If you are in Latin America, here are the region-specific bonuses:

  • 1 additional candy when transferring Pokémon

  • Even more boosted appearances in nature and with lures / incense

Here are the Pokémon featured and where you’ll find them:

Pokemon Savage Incense / Their Field research
Alolan marowak X
Sunflore X
Murkrow X
Houndour X
Sableye X
Roselia X
Floating X
Unovan Yamask X

In addition to bonuses and spawns, there will be a Collection challenge which lasts for the duration of the event. If you complete it before the event ends, you will be rewarded with a Poffin, an Incense and a meeting with a Shedinja.

Alongside the Día de Muertos event, there is a Go on the day of battle In progress. From Monday, November 1 from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time, you will be able to play 20 GBL sets instead of five for a total of 100 battles. You’ll also earn four times as much Stardust for winning (not for end-of-set rewards). The leagues open at the moment are the Ultra League, the Ultra League Premier Classic and the Halloween Cup.

Raid boss change

Pokémon Go Raid Boss November 1-7

Friday at 10 a.m., you’re going to start seeing a new set of raid bosses on Gyms. Thursday will be the last day (for now) where you can see Darkrai and Mega Absol, as they will be replaced by the Swords of Justice. (Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion) and Mega Electrical, respectively. We do not yet know who will occupy the lower levels of the raids.

Until Friday, however, here’s who you’ll find:

Level 1 Level 3 Level 5 Mega level
  • Murkrow
  • Unovan Yamask
  • Galarian Yamask
  • Ghost
  • Pumpkaboo (Medium size)
  • Alolan marowak
  • Banette
  • Costumed Drifblim
  • Lampent

Festival of lights

Unown Festival of Lights

Also from Friday, the Festival of lights Event. Most of the details are currently unknown, but the event has been described as a celebration of “light overcoming darkness”. It runs until November 14.

Some trainers have pointed out that the event loosely matches the dates of Diwali, which is a festival of lights, so it is possible that it was themed to celebrate the real world.

The spotlight hour and the raid hour

Spotlight Hour Raid Hour Darkrai Cacnea

As usual, there will be a Spotlight Hour and a Raid Hour this week.

Spotlight time: Tuesday November 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Cacnee will be in the spotlight. Cacnea’s appearances will be greatly increased and you will receive double candies for all sockets.

Raid time: On Wednesday November 3 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the weekly Raid Hour event will feature Darkrai. Level 5 raids will spawn in almost any gym, and every Darkrai caught will know it Mud bomb.



There is quite a bit of news and other information that trainers should take note of this week, especially with the start of a new month. Here is a preview.

Vullaby research breakthrough

For the month of November, Vullaby will be the meet reward for a breakthrough in research. This change will begin at 4:00 p.m. EDT on November 1, so if you want another Yamask, you’ll need to open your Research Breakthrough before that time.

The Pokémon featured for Community Day in November has been announced. On November 21, Shinx will be the Special Community Day Pokémon. Luxray evolved during the event window and until two hours later, will experience the exclusive Psychic Fangs movement.

This time around, several bonuses are in effect, since this CD is the last before the December roundup. During the event window, these bonuses will be in effect:

  • 1/4 Egg hatch distance
  • 3x transfer candy
  • 4x luck for Candy XL when transferring Pokemon
  • 3 hour incense and lures

Check out our full Community Day guide for full details and how to prepare for Shinx Community Day.

Kanto Cup Player Choice

Kanto Cup

Niantic conducted a Twitter poll to decide which special tournament is the “player’s choice” for the Go Battle League. The winner has been announced and the Kanto Cup won. From November 8 to 22, the Kanto Cup will be available alongside the Master League and Master League Premier Classic.

Here are the rules of the Kanto Cup:

  • Pokemon must have 1,500 CP or less

  • Pokémon must be native to the Kanto region, but regional variants are allowed

    • For example, Kantonian and Alolan Exeggutor are both allowed

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Niantic showed during his initial Season of Mischief announcement that Hoopa’s special search, Misunderstood Mischief, will unfold in stages over the course of the season. Their graph showed two new stages to come in November, so we should see them soon.

Remember that completing the Misunderstood questline before the season ends will unlock a new questline End of november.

Monday packages

Every Monday in November there will be a bundle in the shop for 1 Poke Coin. Each week, the lot will contain a remote raid pass as well as a few other articles. The other items are usually basic supplies like berries, Poke / Great / Ultra Balls, different potion levels, etc.

Mega Houndoom CP Boost

Remember that another Mega Evolution will receive a CP boost throughout the Season of Malices. In November, Mega Houndoom will have a CP boost for the duration of the month. Mega Houndoom is one of the best Dark-type attackers in the game, so it’s definitely worth using it against Psychic and Ghost-types.

Next week


Here’s a quick rundown of what’s happening next week. We’ll have a full rundown next Sunday, so check back!

  • November 8: GBL moves to Master League, Master League Premier Classic and Kanto Cup
  • November 9: Chinchou Spotlight Hour (2x transfer candy)
  • November 10: Raid Time (Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion)
  • November 12-14: Saint-Louis Safari Zone
  • November 14: The Festival of Lights event ends

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