Everything to know about Día de Muertos 2022 in Pokémon GO - Upcomer
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The Day of the Dead is around the corner and people of Mexican heritage will soon celebrate their ancestors through this ancient Aztec tradition. Now, those who participate can celebrate Día de Muertos with a not-so-ancient tradition in Pokémon GO.

With special Pokémon, bonuses and challenges on the horizon, there’s much to look forward to during this day-and-a-half-long celebration. Here’s everything players need to know about the Día de Muertos 2022 event in Pokémon GO.

Spotlighted Pokémon

The Pokémon of honor during Día de Muertos 2022 in Pokémon GO will be a costumed Duskull wearing a crown of cempasúchil flowers. It will retain its crown even after evolving into Dusclops and Dusknoir. Although somewhat rare, these Duskull have the chance to appear during the event, along with Drifloon and Yamask.

Meanwhile, other Pokémon will show up more frequently in the wild. All of the spotlighted Pokémon have even higher encounter rates in Latin America and the Caribbean. Here are the Pokémon players can expect to find more often:

  • Cubone
  • Chinchou
  • Sunkern
  • Roselia
  • Litwick
  • Swirlix

Meanwhile, using Incense and Lure Models will increase the odds of finding wild Sunflora and Houndoom. Finally, the event will feature a number of special Raid Battle encounters. Costumed Duskull will appear in One-Star raids, while Five-star raids will feature Origin Forme Giratina and Mega Raids will feature Mega Banette. There will also be Three-Star Raids involving Dragonite, Sableye and Druddigon.

Other Día de Muertos 2022 Pokémon GO details

Pokémon GO Día de Muertos 2022 cosmetics
Festive cosmetics will become available during the event. | Provided by The Pokémon Company

The Día de Muertos event in Pokémon GO will also introduce a number of special event bonuses. For example, both Lure Modules and Incense besides the Daily Adventure Incense will last for 90 minutes over the course of the event. In addition, players can expect to receive twice as much Catch Candy as they normally would.

This event will also feature a special Collection Challenge. While full details are not yet available, The Pokémon Company has confirmed that players will encounter an Alolan Marowak and receive a Poffin and an Incense if they complete the Collection Challenge.

Finally, new holiday-inspired cosmetics will come to the in-game shop during this event. They will include a decorative sugar skull face painting and a Day of the Dead t-shirt. Players can acquire this outfit for their avatar even after the event ends.

Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.