Niantic has announced a new set of raids, Spotlight Hours, and more for October 2022 in. Notable news includes the release of Shiny Xerneas in raids and Shiny Shedinja as the Research Breakthrough. Let''s get into the details.
Shedinja is expected to appear in Tier Five raids starting October 8th. Here are three Shedinja encounters for the month of October 2022:
- September 27th October 8th, 2022: Yveltal (currently active, with a Shiny release)
- October 8th October 20th: Xerneas with a Shiny release
- October 20th October 27th: Altered Forme Giratina
- October 27th November 8th: Origin Forme Giratina
The Raid Hours for the month include:
- October 5th, 2022: Yveltal
- October 12th, 2022: Xerneas
- October 19th, 2022: Xerneas
- October 26th, 2022: Altered Forme Giratina
- November 2nd, 2022: Origin Forme Giratina
In this October 2022, here are the Mega Pokemon that will appear in Mega Raids:
- September 27th October 8th, 2022: Mega Lopunny
- October 8th October 20th: Mega Manectric
- October 20th November 8th: Mega Banette debuting in the game
Here are the expected events to take place in October 2022.
- October 5th 11th, 2022: Evolving Stars Event
- October 8th, 2022: Mega Gyarados Raid Day
- October 14th 17th, 2022: Festival of Lights
- October 15th, 2022: Litwick Community Day
- October 20th 31st, 2022: Halloween 2022 Event
- October 21st 23rd, 2022: Safari Zone: Taipei
In October 2022, there will be a series of special hours and bonuses:
- October 4th, 2022: Purrloin with double XP for evolving Pokemon
- October 11th, 2022: Haunter with double Stardust for catching Pokemon
- October 18th, 2022: Misdreavus with double XP for catching Pokemon
- October 25th, 2022: Shuppet with double XP for evolving Pokemon. Niantic notes, "Bring your Buddy Pokemon to witness something special at the beginning and end of this Spotlight Hour."
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