Pokemon Go Is Holding "Spooky" Raid Hour Events Throughout October

You'll have more chances to catch Legendary Pokemon every Wednesday evening this month.


Niantic has announced another round of Legendary Raid Hour events for Pokemon Go. As usual, the events will occur every Wednesday evening throughout October, and fittingly, this month will feature some "spooky" Legendaries.

For one hour each week, a greater number of five-star Raids will occur at Gyms around the world, giving you more chances to catch a Legendary Pokemon. Each Raid Hour will take place from 6-7 PM local time. On October 2, 9, and 16, the featured monster will be Pokemon Go's current Legendary, Altered Forme Giratina, which returned to the game late last month.

Altered Forme Giratina is scheduled to leave Raids again on October 17, and the remaining Raid Hour events in October--on October 23 and 30--will feature an as-yet unannounced Legendary. You can see October's full Legendary Raid Hour schedule below, while more details about the events can be found on the official Pokemon Go website.

Pokemon Go's October Community Day, meanwhile, takes place next Saturday, October 12. The featured Pokemon during this month's event will be Trapinch, the first form of the Ground/Dragon Pokemon Flygon. You'll have your first chance to catch a Shiny Trapinch during this month's Community Day, and you'll earn triple the normal amount of XP for each Pokemon you catch during the event.

In other Pokemon Go news, Niantic has teased some new Team Rocket characters. The official Pokemon Go Twitter account recently shared distorted images showing the profiles of three unfamiliar characters, and each had Team Rocket's iconic R symbol next to their pictures, suggesting they could be high-level members of the villainous team.

Pokemon Go October Legendary Raid Hour Schedule

October 2, October 9, October 16

  • Altered Forme Giratina
  • 6-7 PM local time

October 23, October 30

  • To be announced
  • 6-7 PM local time
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