Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Halloween Mass Outbreak start & end dates, featured Pokemon, & more

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Halloween Mass Outbreak start & end dates, featured Pokemon, & more
Images via Game Freak

Written by 

Coleman Hamstead

Published 

28th Oct 2023 14:23

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In honour of Halloween, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are introducing a new limited-time Mass Outbreak. This Halloween Mass Outbreak allows Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Trainers to catch Ghost-type Pokemon like never before! Keep reading to learn more about the game's special Halloween event, including when it starts and ends, how to participate, and all the featured Pokemon.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Halloween Mass Outbreak: Start & end dates

A Terastallized Mismagius in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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The Halloween Mass Outbreak will erupt in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starting October 27, 2023. The outbreak will last a few days, dissipating on October 31, 2023.

How to participate in the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Halloween Mass Outbreak

The Poke Portal in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Mass Outbreaks are a rare phenomenon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in which countless Pokemon from the same species flood a specific spot. Mass Outbreaks are limited-time events, but they're usually worth checking out if you're at all interested in the featured Pokemon!

To participate in the Halloween Mass Outbreak, you must first download and install the latest update data for your copy of Pokemon Scarlet or Violet. Furthermore, you need to also download the latest Poke Portal News. To do this, select Poke Portal from the X Menu, press Mystery Gift, and finally, select Check Poke Portal News.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Halloween Mass Outbreak: Featured Pokemon

The Featured Pokemon in the Halloween Mass Outbreak for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Fitting to the holiday, the Halloween Mass Outbreak features the following Ghost-type Pokemon:

  • Drifloon
  • Greavard
  • Mimikyu
  • Phantump

During the event, these Pokemon will appear in Mass Outbreaks across Paldea and Kitakami. These Pokemon can appear at any time of day, night owls like Phantump and Driftloon, too! 

Even more exciting, this is the first time Trainers will be able to encounter Phantump outside of Kitakami. So, if you have yet to purchase The Teal Mask DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, now is your chance to add Phantump and Trevenant to your Pokedex!

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Halloween Mass Outbreak: Additional bonuses

A Shiny Trevenant in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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If these featured Pokemon are of no interest to you, there's still plenty of reason to partake in the Halloween Mass Outbreak! Considering how common these Ghost-type Pokemon will be during the event, the Halloween Mass Outbreak is perfect for hunting Shiny variants of Drifloon, Greavard, Mimikyu, and Phantump. Equip a Shiny Charm and chomp on some sandwiches with Sparkling Power to increase your chances of encountering a Shiny.

It's also worth noting that Ghost-type Pokemon you encounter during the Halloween Mass Outbreak are more likely than usual to feature a mark, specifically the Crafty Mark. Pokemon equipped with this rare mark will display the Opportunist title in battles.

Celebrate the spooky season in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet with the Halloween Mass Outbreak!

Our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet homepage features tons of tips and tricks that will make your journey through Paldea easier!

Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.

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