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Día de Muertos 2021

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Article by Brian Tien

As Halloween comes to a close this year, the frightening chill of the air will take a sudden turn for the warm, and a celebration of the lost will begin. In memory of those who have gone before us, Día de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead for those of us who don't speak Spanish, is coming. And Pokemon Go will make the celebration global for 2021!

Día de Muertos

Event Start Event End
November 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time November 2, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • Lure Modules and Incense will both last 90 minutes
  • 2x Catch Stardust
  • +1 Transfer Candy
  • A special Collection Challenge will be available
  • On November 1, players will be rewarded with 4x Stardust from Go Battle League
  • A free event-box with 20 Pokeballs and 1 Incense will be available
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available in the wild:
  • A special selection of Pokemon will spawn thanks to Lure Modules and Incense:
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be rewarded from Field Research Tasks

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Trainers,

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

Event Bonuses

You can look forward to the following bonuses.

Lure Modules Icon

Lure Modules will last for 90 minutes

Incense will last for 90 minutes

2× Catch Stardust

Trainers in Latin America and the Caribbean can also look forward to the following extra bonuses.

+1 Bonus Transfer Candy

Wild Encounter Icon

Featured event Pokémon will be appearing even more often in the wild

Incense Icon

Featured event Pokémon will be attracted even more frequently to Incense

Lure Module Icon

Featured event Pokémon will be attracted even more frequently to Lure Modules

Collection Challenge

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.

Wild Encounter IconWild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild.

Cubone

Cubone

Sunkern

Sunkern

Murkrow

Murkrow

Houndour

Houndour

Sableye

Sableye

Roselia

Roselia

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Sunflora

Sunflora

Drifloon

Drifloon

Yamask

Yamask

: If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Incense and Lure IconIncense and Lure Encounters

The following Pokémon will be attracted to Incense and Lure Modules

Cubone

Cubone

Sunkern

Sunkern

Sunflora

Murkrow

Murkrow

Houndour

Houndour

Sableye

Sableye

Drifloon

Drifloon

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak

Yamask

Yamask

: If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter from Field Research tasks!

Cubone

Cubone

Sunkern

Sunkern

Roselia

Roselia

If you're lucky, you might encounter the following.

Alolan Marowak

Alolan Marowak

: If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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.

Cacnea

Cacnea

Research Breakthrough Encounter

As a reminder, starting on Monday, November 1, 2021, Vullaby, the Diapered Pokémon will be appearing in Research Breakthrough encounters!

Vullaby

Vullaby

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

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