How To Complete The Dia De Muertos Event In Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is giving players no breaks this season, constantly hosting in-game events throughout the last few months. Immediately following their Halloween Event, Pokemon Go will be celebrating Dia de Muertos with Trainers around the world, offering several in-game bonuses to those who participate.


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Taking place from Wednesday, November 1, at 10am to Thursday, November 2, at 8pm, this event is brief, yet has a lot to offer. We’ve put together everything you need to know to take advantage of this event while it is active, allowing you to enjoy all of its benefits while you still can.

Updated by Christian Pellegrino on October 29, 2023: The Dia De Muertos Event is back this year, with a slew of new features and bonuses. We’ve updated this guide to reflect 2023’s event, so read on to take advantage of everything offered for this two-day event.


Pokemon Debuts

Image of Dusclops, Duskull, Dusknoir, Marowak, and Cubone in Cempasuchil Crowns

With this event will come the introduction of new Pokemon variants, sporting a unique Dia de Muertos themed costume, similar to last year’s event.

You can expect to encounter the Cubone evolution family wearing cempasuchil crowns, including both Cubone and Marowak in this new outfit. During this event, you can encounter this costumed Cubone varient in the wild, in Raids, and as a Field Research Task encounter.

These variants of Cubone can both be evolved, keeping their cempasuchil crown outfits when this done.

Cubone will require 50 Cubone Candy to be evolved into its only evolution, Marowak.

Event Bonuses

A Candy XL in the grass with the Pokemon Go logo above it

There will be a handful of bonuses available to all players who log in and participate in this special event. Make sure to take advantage of the following bonuses during this short event window.

  • Lure Modules will last for 90 minutes during this event.
  • Incense will last for 90 minutes during this event (excluding your Daily Adventure Incense).
  • 2x Candy for catching Pokemon.

Additionally, those playing Pokemon Go in either Latin America or the Caribbean will benefit from an additional bonus during this event. These Trainers will receive increased Candy for Transferring Pokemon throughout this event.

Raids

Several Pokemon Go Raids throughout a city

The Pokemon found in Raids will be different during this event window, following the Dia de Muertas theme. Group up with other Trainers to take on and defeat the following Raid Bosses while they are available.

Raid Pokemon

Raid Tier

Cubonein a cempasuchil crown

One-Star

Azumarill

Three-Star

Hariyama

Three-Star

Umbreon

Three-Star

Bombirdier

Three-Star

Darkrai

Five-Star

Mega Banette

Mega Raid

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Wild Encounters

The Pokemon Go Wild Encounter symbol with a question mark on it

There will be specific Pokemon that will see an increase in their spawn rate as a wild encounter during this event. Make sure to log in and adventure while using the app to encounter and catch the following featured Pokemon.

Those residing in Latin America and the Caribbean can expect to see this spawn rate increased even further.

Wild Encounter Pokemon

Sableye

Cubone in a cempasuchil crown

Sunkern

Roselia

Duskull in a cempasuchil crown

Litwick

Drifloon

Phantump

Yamask

Incense And Lure Encounters

A person walking through a forest with the Pokemon Go Incense mist around them

Featured event Pokemon will be attracted to both Incense and Lure Modules when used during this event. Stock up on these items and use them during the event window to encounter and catch the following Pokemon.

Those residing in Latin America and the Caribbean can expect to encounter even more featured event Pokemon when using either Incense or Lure Modules.

Incense And Lure Encounter Pokemon

Sableye

Cubone in a cempasuchil crown

Sunkern

Sunflora

Duskull in a cempasuchil crown

Drifloon

Houndour

Flabebe (Orange)

Roselia

Field Research Task Encounters

Professor Willow with Pikachu on his shoulder, with Mew and the Pokemon Go logo on the right

When completing Field Research Tasks during this event, you can expect to encounter featured event Pokemon as a reward. Make sure to spin Photo Discs at PokeStops to obtain these Field Research Tasks, giving you the opportunity to encounter and catch the following Pokemon.

  • Cubone wearing a cempasuchil crown
  • Sunkern
  • Litwick
  • Drifloon
  • Alolan Marowak

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Pokemon Showcases

Three phone screens side by side, each with a Squirtle entered into a Pokemon Showcase

Throughout this year’s Dia De Muertos Event, there will be different event-themed Pokemon Showcases available at specific PokeStops. Typically, the PokeStops that have event Pokemon Showcases will be those that have hosted them in the past.

For this event, the event Pokemon Showcases will allow you to enter different Duskull that are in your Pokemon collection. You will get the most points for those that are exceptionally large, so make sure you hold onto any XXL Duskull that you catch during this event.

You will most likely be able to enter both standard Duskull and Duskull in cempasuchil crowns into these event Pokemon Showcases.

Event Avatar Items And Stickers

Images of four Avatars from Pokemon Go, all wearing Dia de Muertos Avatar Items

This event will bring Dia de Muertas themed Avatar Items to the game! These items can be purchased at the in-game shop during and after this special event.

Additionally, there will be Dia De Muertas-themed Stickers available during this year’s event. These unique Stickers can be obtained from visiting and spinning different PokeStops, through Gifts, and through purchase at the in-game shop.

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