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Pokemon Go Halloween event: A Spooky Message research guide

by Paul Cotton

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The Pokemon Go Halloween event for 2019 is in full swing bringing not only new species to the game and bonuses, but also a brand new special research quest: A Spooky Message.

Those new Pokemon, bonuses, and other details can be found in our Pokemon Go Halloween 2019 article.

Here are the tasks and rewards for A Spooky Message — they vary between ultra time consuming and simply clicking a button.


A Spooky Message tasks and rewards list

A Spooky Message 1/3

  • Catch 10 ghost-type Pokemon - Duskull Encounter
  • Make eight great throws - 1,080 XP
  • Use 108 berries to help catch Pokemon - Sableye Encounter
  • Rewards: 10x PokeBalls, 1,080 Stardust and eight Silver Pinap Berries

A Spooky Message 2/3

  • Catch 10 dark-type Pokemon - Yamask Encounter
  • Spin eight PokeStops you haven't visited before - 1,080 XP
  • Catch 108 Pokemon - Spiritomb Encounter
  • Rewards: 10x PokeBalls, 1,080 Stardust and eight Golden Razz Berries

A Spooky Message 3/3

  • [Already complete] - 1,080 XP
  • [Already complete] - 1,080 XP
  • [Already complete] - 1,080 XP
  • Rewards: 18x Spiritomb Candy and 1,080 Stardust

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Complete the Halloween special research quickly

Some of these tasks may look a little daunting but they are more time and resource consuming than difficult. For the "Use 108 berries to help catch Pokemon" task you can use multiple berries on one encounter, as long as a PokeBall is thrown in between.

However, if your resource-conscious, and want to save PokeBalls, there is an alternative method. Encounter a Pokemon, give it a berry (let's be honest it'll probably be of the Ninab variety) and then run away. You can only do this on different encounters though, as the berry will stay attached if you return to the same one.

Elsewhere, the "Spin eight PokeStops you haven't visited before" may just be more of an inconvenience than anything else, while the "Catch 108 Pokemon" will be a grind.

The third part of the special research quest couldn't be any simpler as it is just a case of accepting your rewards. It may not be particularly fulfilling but at least it's an easy finish.

The Pokemon Go Halloween event will last until November 1, 1 pm PDT/4 pm EDT, and 9 pm BST. You will be able to complete A Spooky Message once the event concludes, however.