'Pokémon Go' Autumn Event: Start Time, Field Research, Shiny Vulpix and More

Trainers in Pokémon Go are still playing through last week's Fashion Week event, but as the season changes to the fall, another event is about to begin.

The Autumn event in Pokémon Go will bring changes to the popular mobile game, debuting a new Shiny Pokémon as well as a Pokémon from the Unova region that has yet to appear.

The Normal and Grass-type Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, along with other Pokémon like Oddish, Vulpix, Bayleef, Hoothoot, Sudowoodo, Yanma, Pineco, Zigzagoon, Seedot, Shroomish, Plant Cloak Burmy and Foongus.

Deerling and its evolution Sawsbuck represented the seasons when that feature was introduced in Pokémon Black and White. There are four forms of Deerling that can be caught, but for this event only the autumn form will be available.

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Vulpix and Deerling are spotlighted in the 'Pokemon Go' autumn event. The Pokemon Company/NewsGeek


The Pokémon Go Autumn event begins Friday, October 9, at 11 a.m. EDT and ends Monday, October 12, at 4 p.m. EDT.


Niantic confirmed on its blog that there will be Berry-themed Field and Timed Research that trainers can complete for exclusive rewards.

Here's the exclusive field research for the Autumn event:

  • Catch 5 Grass-type Pokémon - Vulpix
  • Catch 5 Poison-type Pokémon - Silver Pinap Berries (x5)

As for the exclusive timed research there are 12 tasks to complete:

  • Catch 10 Pokémon - PokeBalls (x10)
  • Make 5 Nice Throws - Zigzagoon encounter
  • Transfer 5 Pokémon - Shroomish encounter

Completion rewards - Vulpix encounter, Stardust (x500), 500xp


  • Use 3 Razz Berries to help catch Pokémon - Razz Berry (x5)
  • Use 3 Nanab Berries to help catch Pokémon - Nanab Berry (x5)
  • Use 3 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon - Pinap Berry (x5)

Completion rewards - Revive (x3), Starudst (x500), 500xp


  • Give your buddy 2 treats - Stardust (x750)
  • Earn 1 heart with your buddy - Stardust (x750)
  • Earn a candy while walking with your buddy - Stardust (x750)

Completion rewards - Silver Pinap Berry (x1), Stardust (x750), 750xp


  • Claim Reward - 1000xp
  • Claim Reward - 1000xp
  • Claim Reward - 1000xp

Completion rewards - Deerling encounter, Stardust (x1000), 1000xp


Vulpix, the Fire-type Pokémon from the Kanto Region, will finally have its Shiny form added to Pokémon Go.

The Fox Pokémon will appear in the wild more often and will likely start hatching from 5km Eggs over the weekend. You can also catch a Shiny Vulpix through the research tasks, if you're lucky. A Shiny Vulpix may also appear in Level 1 Raids.


Starting Friday, the Egg Pool for Pokémon Go will be changed. Autumn-themed Pokémon will be hatching from 5km Eggs during the weekend event. What exact Pokémon will hatch is unknown at this time, but we'll update this section when the event goes live.

Also, starting Monday, October 12, at 4 p.m. there will be a few different Pokémon hatching from Eggs. Look forward to that and be sure to take advantage of it before this update to the Egg Pool ends on Tuesday, October 20, at 1 a.m. EDT.


During the Autumn event, Berries will be twice as effective when you give them as treats to your Buddy Pokémon. You'll also earn twice the usual candy you would when catching a Pokémon with a Pinap Berry.

Berries will be dropping more often when you spin Photo Discs at PokeStops and Gyms.

Are you excited for the upcoming autumn event in Pokémon Go? Which form of Deerling is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.