Halloween Mischief part 2: Ghoulish Pals


The Halloween event in Pokemon GO this year is split into two parts. The entire event runs from Friday 15th October 2021 at 10am local time to Sunday 31st October 2021 at 8pm local time.

Part two of the event is called Ghoulish Pals. It runs from the 22nd October at 10am local time to 31st October at 8pm local time.

Certain benefits will be available throughout the entire event whilst others will only run during each of the two parts.

For Full details on Part one of the event check it out here

Benefits and features throughout the entire event

The season of mischief story continues. The next stage of this season long research will be unlocked. Completing the entire research story will gain access to a special event at the end of season 9 that will have something to do with Hoopa.

New Special and Timed research will be available. Full details of this research can be found here.

Event Bonuses

Throughout the event there will be multiple bonuses active. There is some really useful ones that you should utilise to maximise the candy you get for the Pokemon spawning. The boosts active are

  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 2x Transfer Candy
  • 2x Hatch Candy
  • Guaranteed XL Candy walking with your buddy

A remix of the Lavender Town music from the Kanto region will play nightly during the event. Turn up your game volume to be able to hear it.

New Avatar items, stickers and in-store bundles

From October 14th 2021 at 1pm  PDT (GMT-7) the following avatar items will be available to buy, they will remain available after the event finishes too

  • Pikachu Pumpkin Head
  • Pumpkaboo Top
  • Pumpkaboo Pants
  • Hoppa Headband
  • Halloween Face Sticker

Halloween themed stickers will be available throughout the event by spinning Poke Stops, opening gifts and purchasing them from the in-game store.

The bundles in the store have changed for the event to the following

Creepy Crate (480 Coins)

  • 50 Poke Balls
  • 1 x Remote Raid Pass
  • 2x Super Incubators
  • 4x Incense

Boo Bundle (1480 Coins)

  • 16 x Premium Raid Passes
  • 8x Super Incubators
  • 4x Incense
  • 4x Star Pieces

Pumpkin Pack (1480 Coins)

  • 18x Super Incubators
  • 2x Regular Incubators
  • 4x Incense
  • 4x Star Piece
Halloween Boxes

Costumed Pokemon

During the entire event the following costume Pokemon will be spawning in the wild

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu (Shiny Available)
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup (Shiny Available)
  • Halloween Mischief Drifblim (Shiny Available)

Halloween Mischief Drifblim can also be encountered as a reward in the GO battle league

Halloween Mischief Part 2: Ghoulish Pals

Above is full details of everything that happens throughout the entirety of the Halloween Mischief event, now we detail everything that happens specifically in part 2 of the event – Ghoulish Pals

The next part of the Season of mischief research story unlocks. Completing the full story will gain you access to a special event at the end of season 9. The research for this stage is

Pokemon Debuts

The following Pokemon will be making their debuts in Pokemon GO for part 2 of this event

  • Phantump
  • Trevenant
  • Pumpkaboo
  • Gourgeist

Phantump evolves into Trevenant with 200 Phantump candies (or Rare candies) or for free by trading with a friend. Both these Pokemon are dual Grass and Ghost typing.

Pumpkaboo evolves into Gourgeist with 200 Pumpkaboo candies (or Rare candies) or for free by trading with a friend. Both these Pokemon are also dual Grass and Ghost typing

Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist can come in four sizes. Which is a new mechanic being added that will be discussed below. With these four sizes, each comes with their own unique stat spread for base stats and max CP. For Gourgeist here is the Stat distribution and max CP at each size.

Small size

  • Attack: 71
  • Defence: 219
  • Stamina/HP: 146

Max CP

  • Level 50: 1178
  • Level 40: 1042
  • Level 25 (Weather boosted & Raid): 744
  • Level 20 (Raid): 595
  • Level 15 (Research Tasks): 446

Average size

  • Attack: 175
  • Defence: 213
  • Stamina/HP: 163

Max CP

  • Level 50: 2702
  • Level 40: 2390
  • Level 25 (Weather boosted & Raid): 1707
  • Level 20 (Raid): 1366
  • Level 15 (Research Tasks): 1024

Large size

  • Attack: 179
  • Defence: 206
  • Stamina/HP: 181

Max CP

  • Level 50: 2850
  • Level 40: 2521
  • Level 25 (Weather boosted & Raid): 1801
  • Level 20 (Raid): 1440
  • Level 15 (Research Tasks): 1080

Super size

  • Attack: 182
  • Defence: 200
  • Stamina/HP: 198

Max CP

  • Level 50: 2976
  • Level 40: 2633
  • Level 25 (Weather boosted & Raid): 1880
  • Level 20 (Raid): 1504
  • Level 15 (Research Tasks): 1128

New Size Mechanic

As discussed above a new size mechanic is being released into Pokemon GO. This will be active for Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist. There will be four different sizes: Small, Average, Large and Super size.

As well as having different Stat distributions for each size, Pokemon within the game will actually look different in size depending on which size category they fall into. So a Super sized Pumpkaboo will look noticeably larger in game than a Small sized Pumpkaboo for example.

Collection Challenge

A Collection challenge will take place in celebration of Pumpkaboo and its Pokemon GO debut as well as the different size mechanic that is introduced. The Collection challenge will require you to catch Pumpkaboo of various different sizes.

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Wild Encounters

The following Pokemon will be appearing in the wild during part 2: Ghoulish Pals

  • Haloween Mischief Pikachu (Shiny Available)
  • Misdreavus (Shiny Available)
  • Murkrow (Shiny Available)
  • Gastly (Shiny Available)
  • Shuppet (Shiny Available)
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup (Shiny Available)
  • Purrloin
  • Phantump
  • Small Size Pumpkaboo
  • Average Size Pumpkaboo
  • Haunter: Rare spawn
  • Yamask: Rare spawn (Shiny Available)
  • Litwick: Rare spawn
  • Large Size Pumpkaboo: Rare spawn
  • Super Size Pumpkaboo: Rare spawn


The following Pokemon will be available in Raids during part 2: Ghoulish Pals

One star raids

  • Galarian Yamask
  • Murkrow (Shiny Available)
  • Phantump
  • Yamask (Shiny Available)
  • Average Size Pumpkaboo

Three star raids

  • Alolan Marowak (Shiny Available)
  • Lampent
  • Banette
  • Halloween Michief Drifblim (Shiny Available)

Five star raids

Mega raids

  • Mega Absol (Shiny Available)


The following Pokemon can hatch out of 7KM eggs during part 2: Ghoulish Pals

Tier 1 rarity

  • Spinarak (Shiny Available)
  • Misdreavus (Shiny Available)
  • Shuppet (Shiny Available)
  • Phantump
  • Litwick

Tier 2 Rarity

  • Galarian Yamask
  • Golett

Field Research

Event specific Field research will be available.

As an overview you can encounter the following Pokemon amongst other rewards

  • Halloween Mischief Pikachu (Shiny Available)
  • Gastly (Shiny Available)
  • Shuppet (Shiny Available)
  • Spinarak (Shiny Available)
  • Duskull (Shiny Available)
  • Halloween Mischief Piplup (Shiny Available)
  • Yamask: Rare encounter (Shiny Available)
  • Galarian Yamask: Rare encounter

Special Raid Weekend

From Saturday 30th October 2021 at 10am local time until Sunday 31st October 2021 at 8pm local time there will be a special raid weekend to celebrate the Halloween weekend. During this time Mega Absol and Darkrai will be appearing more frequently in raids.

Thoughts on part 2 of the Halloween Mischief event: Ghoulish Pals

Part 2 features the release of four new Pokemon into Pokemon GO as well as the release of a new Size mechanic. This will please trainers that are looking for new releases.

The new size mechanic features different stat distributions for each size which adds a nice new element to the game. Both new Pokemon and their evolutions released in this event are dual Grass and Ghost typing which leaves them vunerable to five typings: Dark, Fire, Flying, Ghost and Ice.

Mega Absol features its debut in this event. The special raid weekend on 30-31st October will have increased spawns for both Mega Absol and Darkrai (which will have the sludge bomb move) which provides a great chance to stock up on mega energy and XL candy.

Again like part 1, the boosts for this event provide a great chance to maximise Candy for the Pokemon available making it easier and faster to evolve and/or power them up than it usually would

Litwick appears in 7KM eggs which gives players a chance to hatch several of these… a Pokemon many had hoped would be the October community day Pokemon.

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