Celebrate Día de Muertos in Pokémon GO!
Ever heard about Día de Muertos? It’s a holiday observed in Mexico and other parts of the Americas that celebrates the lives and the memory of friends and family who have moved on to another world.
In ancient Aztec tradition, it was said that the spirits of our loved ones never go away but simply travel to a different world, and during a special time each year, they would return to our world. Ever since, people that celebrate Día de los Muertos get ready for this occasion, setting the table with the favorite dishes of their ancestors, covering the streets with petals of the cempasúchil flower, and lighting candles and incense to enjoy a joyful celebration full of colors, music, flowers, and flavors.
Día de Muertos
Monday, November 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
You can look forward to the following bonuses.
Trainers in Latin America and the Caribbean can also look forward to the following extra bonuses.
It’s a great time to make progress on your Pokédex! A Collection Challenge will be available during the event!
Complete the Día de Muertos Collection Challenge by the end of the event to encounter a Shedinja and receive a Poffin and an Incense!
GO Battle Day
Monday, November 1, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time
Prepare your most battle-ready Pokémon! You can receive the following.
- 4× Stardust from win rewards
Remember that the Halloween Cup will be available in the GO Battle League until the end of this event!
Check out the Season 9 GO Battle League blog for details on the cup’s rules.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild.
Incense and Lure Encounters
The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense and Lure Modules
Field Research Task Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter from Field Research tasks!
Free Event Box and Avatar Item!
Did you know that pecked paper (papel picado) is a decorative craft commonly used in Día de Muertos celebrations? You can pick up an all-new avatar item t-shirt inspired by this tradition for free!
Also, you can look forward to a free event box in the shop!
Visit the shop during the event to get the following.
- A free event box containing 20 Poké Balls and an Incense
- A free Día de Muertos T-shirt avatar item
Pokémon Spotlight Hour
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
As a reminder, Cacnea, the Cactus Pokémon, is ready to make an appearance for this celebration! Plus, you’ll benefit from a 2× Catch Candy bonus.
Research Breakthrough Encounter
As a reminder, starting on Monday, November 1, 2021, Vullaby, the Diapered Pokémon will be appearing in Research Breakthrough encounters!
Get ready to enjoy a good time full of adventure, incense, flowers and colors, as we celebrate good memories with our friends and learn more about traditions that are observed in different places in this world. Have fun, stay safe, and enjoy this celebration from another world, Trainers!
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—The Pokémon GO team