“Spooky Echoes” is a paid ticket that offers a Timed Research in mission Pokémon Go.
Available as part of the Halloween 2023 event, the ticket must be purchased by October 30th and all steps completed by October 31st, both at 8pm local time.
For $5 (or local currency equivalent), you get access to a number of rewards, including a seemingly exclusive Ghost Pose for your avatar. Here’s every reward from Timed Research “Eerie Echoes” and our take on whether it’s worth buying the ticket.
Eerie Echoes timed quest quest steps.
The following quest is available to all players and must be completed before Part 2 of the Halloween event ends on Tuesday, October 31st at 8pm. local time.
Step 1 of 4
- Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms (Gastly Encounter)
- Catch 10 Pokémon (Misdreavus Encounter)
- Hit 5 Curveballs (Litwick encounter)
Rewards: Phantom encounter, 5 Silver Pinap Berries
Step 2 of 4
- Throw 2 Curveballs (Poochyena encounter)
- Transport 10 Pokémon (Galarian Zigzagoon encounter)
- Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon (Sableye encounter)
Rewards: Phantump Encounter, 1 Incense
Step 3 of 4
- Walk 2 km (Meet with tenderloin)
- Send 5 gifts to friends (Alolan Meowth encounter)
- Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon (Umbreon encounter)
Rewards: Phantump Encounter, 1 Incubator
Step 4 of 4
- Hatch an Egg (Drifloon Encounter)
- Hit 10 Curveballs (Yamask encounter)
- Catch 15 Ghost-type Pokémon (Greavard encounter)
Rewards: Trevenant encounter, Ghost Pose avatar item
Is Eerie Echoes timed research worth it?
Judging if there is any outstanding research on Pokémon Go Whether it’s worth buying can be difficult, as what each player values is subjective, but comparing items to their store costs, available Pokémon encounters, and/or comparison to similar research quests can help you narrow down your decision making. With all this in mind, the Timed Research is only worth it if you want the Ghost Pose.
This pose is only available with the ticket (unknown if this is a timed or permanent exclusive). When you consider that the poses sell for 500 PokéCoins each, that’s about the same as the $5 event ticket itself (for comparison, a pack of 550 PokéCoins is $5), meaning that all the other rewards on that ticket can be considered as an added bonus. As for the other shop items you get as part of research – an incense and an incubator – both are cheap (costing 190 PokéCoins total individually and often much cheaper as part of bundles) and are usually rewarded in most research missions. so don’t provide much extra value.
as for the meetings, many Pokémon here are available in the wild as part of the event, while Alolan Meowth, Trevenant, Umbreon, and Greavard (debuting this Halloween event) are on the rarer side. The ticket is also another way to enter three additional encounters with Phantump, which is the latest shiny game, but without increased odds, you can also look for wild encounters.
Another (albeit small) factor to consider is all encounters from research that give a higher than average set of stats (they will have “IV floor” 10/10/10, out of a possible maximum of 15/15 /15 ), so if you’re looking for more powerful than average versions of these creatures – especially as many have the ability to be shiny – then it’s worth considering.
as for the search steps, are simple and won’t take long for the average player to complete with the time allotted, meaning you’ll need to unlock everything in time. Personally, I enjoy the structure that research quests offer to give me something to work towards as part of an event, even if the objectives themselves don’t offer much of a challenge. That said, it’s not like this Halloween event doesn’t have a lot going on this year. There are two other free quests available, including one involving the Spiritomb, so you’ll still have plenty to keep you busy.
In summary, if you want the Ghost Pose (you can see an animated version in action at official blog), then the $5 entry fee covers that and then some with everything else provided. But if you take posing out of the equation, the “Eerie Echoes” survey is a lot tougher – especially if you weigh it against the timed “Ticket of Treats” survey that’s also available until the end of the month and costs the same; this ticket runs at least weekly tasks, has more encounters, and offers slightly better value rewards, including three Premium Passes and a Super Incubator.