‘Pokémon GO’ Is Celebrating Día de Muertos: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Two-Day Event

Pokémon GO just wrapped its annual Halloween celebration, but the Niantic game is already giving players more to do in November. In honor of Día de Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, Pokémon GO is launching a two-day event with research tasks and other special features. This is the first of several events the game has planned for November. Read on to learn what you can expect over the course of the celebration.

‘Pokémon GO’ will celebrate Día de Muertos from Nov. 1-2

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Those hoping to partake in Pokémon GO‘s Día de Muertos event will need to be online from Nov. 1-2, as the celebration is taking place on the same days as the holiday. It begins at 10 a.m. on Nov. 1 and continues until 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, giving players a limited window to complete tasks and secure bonuses.

Fortunately, the majority of the challenges rolled out during the two-day event aren’t incredibly time-consuming. So, what exactly is Pokémon GO adding for its Day of the Dead celebration?

Niantic rolled out a Collection Challenge for Día de Muertos

The main task associated with Pokémon GO‘s Día de Muertos event is a special Collection Challenge. This charges players with catching all of the Pokémon associated with the celebration — most of which can be found in the wild or using an Incense or Lure module. To participate in the challenge, trainers should watch out for these Pokémon over the next two days:

  • Sunkern
  • Roselia
  • Murkrow
  • Cubone
  • Houndour
  • Sableye
  • Sunflora
  • Drifloon

After catching one of each Pokémon, players will receive an Incense, Poffin Berry, and Shedninja encounter. The Collection Challenge is only accessible for a limited time, so you’ll have to complete it before the event is through to win the prizes.

What else can ‘Pokémon GO’ players expect during the event?

Apart from the main Collection Challenge, Pokémon GO is offering bonuses over the course of its Día de Muertos celebration. Per Niantic, can expect the following worldwide:

  • Lure modules lasting 90 minutes
  • Incense lasting 90 minutes
  • 2x Catch Stardust

Those located in Latin America and the Caribbean can enjoy additional bonuses, including:

  • +1 Bonus Transfer Candy
  • Featured event Pokémon will be attracted more to Incense and Lure modules
  • Featured event Pokémon will appear more in the wild

In general, Pokémon encounters will be up, with the game focusing on Cubone, Sunkern, Murkrow, Houndour, Sableye, Roselia, Sunflora, Drifloon, and Yamask. All of these will be available in the wild, but the last three will be harder to encounter. They’ll also be attracted to Lure modules and Incense, and all but Sunflora can be shiny. Additionally, Alolan Marowak can appear while using Incense and Lure modules.

Finally, players can snag event-exclusive Research Tasks to encounter Cubone, Sunkern, Roselia, and Alolan Marowak. All in all, it’s a strong way for Niantic to kick off November — and players can expect even more later in the month.

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