Harvest Festival 2023

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Harvest Festival 2023

Event Start Event End
October 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time October 17, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • Mossy Lures will last for 2 hours, and have higher chance of attracting Pumpkaboo.
  • Catching Pumpkaboo will reward additional candy
  • Pokestop showcases focused on Pumpkaboo, Goureist, and Smoliv will be available.
  • Smoliv and its evolutionary line make their debut in Pokemon Go
  • A selection of Pokemon will spawn more frequently in the wild
  • A selection of Pokemon will be available from Field Research
  • A Paid Timed Research ticket will be available in the shop for $5, or equivalent local currency.

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Celebrate the changing of the seasons with the Harvest Festival event in Pokémon GO! Keep an eye out for Grass-type Pokémon and more.

Harvest Festival

Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Smoliv, the Olive Pokémon, and its Evolutions will make their Pokémon GO debuts!




  • You can use 25 Smoliv Candy to evolve Smoliv into Dolliv.
  • You can use 100 Smoliv Candy to evolve Dolliv into Arboliva.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.









Red Flower Flabébé^

Blue Flower Flabébé^

Yellow Flower Flabébé^




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

^Red Flower Flabébé: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa

^Blue Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region

^Yellow Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Americas

Field Research task encounters

Harvest Festival–themed Field Research tasks will be available!

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Plant Cloak Burmy

Sand Cloak Burmy

Trash Cloak Burmy



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

Collection Challenge

Harvest Festival Collection Challenges are coming!

Complete the Harvest Festival Collection Challenges to receive XP, Stardust, and Mossy Lure Modules.

Event bonuses

Mossy Lure Modules activated during the event will last for two hours.

Mossy Lure Modules have a higher chance of attracting Pumpkaboo.

Trainers will receive additional Pumpkaboo Candy for catching Pumpkaboo during the event.

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at select PokéStops during the Harvest Festival event where you can enter Smoliv, Pumpkaboo, or Gourgeist!

Ticket of Treats paid Timed Research

You’ll be able to access event-exclusive paid Timed Research as a part of the Ticket of Treats starting October 12, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. local time. You can purchase the Ticket of Treats in the in-game shop for US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency).*

Complete the research tasks to earn a Mossy Lure Module and encounters with Pumpkaboo!

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

*The Ticket of Treats is a special ticket that provides access to four separate Timed Research opportunities during events in October. Learn more on our blog!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

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