Pokémon Go Halloween Event Brings Third Gen

The Pokemon Go Halloween 2017 event will bring new Pokemon.
The Pokemon Go Halloween 2017 event will bring new Pokemon. Niantic

Niantic has finally confirmed the long-awaited Halloween update for Pokémon Go, and players of the popular mobile game will receive a ton of new perks and new Pokémon.

According to the official Pokémon Go website, the upcoming Halloween update drops on Oct. 20 at around 3 p.m. EDT and runs until Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. EDT. During this time, trainers will be able to catch “spooky” Pokémon like Drowzee, Cubone and a bunch more.

This is similar to the first Halloween update, which saw more Ghost and Psychic-type Pokémon appear in the wild. With the implementation of Generation 2, more Pokémon will show up. Misdreavus, Houndour, Murkrow and other “spooky” ‘mon will appear more frequently. so trainers can stock up and evolve those Pokémon they may have had trouble finding in the past.

Here’s a trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Go Halloween 2017 event.

The biggest part of the upcoming Pokémon Go update will be the implementation of new Pokémon from the Hoenn Region. Only five new Pokémon will appear with the Halloween event: Duskull, Dusclops, Shuppet, Banette and Sableye. All five are Ghost types and there will be plenty to catch during the event... hopefully.

Outside of new Pokémon, the Pokémon Go Halloween 2017 event will also feature a brand new costume Pikachu to catch. This Halloween Pikachu wears a witch hat. Trainers will also receive a Mimikyu Disguise hat to deck out their avatar.

Niantic has also confirmed that Buddy Pokémon will give more candy when they are walking with you during the Halloween event. Catching, Hatching and Transferring Pokémon will also give double candy during the event.

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