The next Pokémon GO Halloween event has recently been announced. Among the festivities includes the introductions of some Pokémon that will be new to the game, as well as some that can be found as Shiny or Shadow Pokémon for the first time. Here are all such Pokémon.
Once the event starts on October 17, the Ghost-type Yamask will begin appearing for the first time. The new information comes as Pokémon from the fifth Generation has recently begun to roll out. The Halloween event features increased spawn rates for Ghost-type Pokémon in the wild, in Eggs, and in Raids, so now is your chance to catch a bunch of Yamask. If you catch a lot and gather enough Yamask Candy to get one to evolve, you can evolve a Yamask into a Cofagrigus. Cofagrigus is another Ghost-type Pokémon that previously has not been available in Pokémon GO.
Also, the Mythical Dark-type Pokémon Darkrai will finally appear in Pokémon GO for the first time. Darkrai will be exclusive to five-star Raid Battles, so be sure to bring plenty of strong Pokémon with a type advantage over Dark, such as Fighting.
Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle have all been in Pokémon GO since it started in 2016. However, some new Halloween variants of these Pokémon will be in the wild or Raids during the Halloween event. For the course of the event, these four Pokémon can appear wearing costumes. Pikachu will get dressed in a Mimikyu costume. Bulbasaur will be in a Shedinja costume. Charmander will be in a Cubone costume. And Squirtle will be in a Yamask costume. Costumed Pikachu will appear in the wild while costumed Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle will appear in Raids.
New Shiny Pokémon
Some of these previously mentioned Pokémon will also sometimes be shiny when you encounter them. The Yamask you find in the wild, in Eggs, or during Raids might be shiny. If you evolve a shiny Yamask, you’ll get a shiny Cofagrigus. Additionally, the costumed Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle all have the potential to be Shiny as well.
New Shadow Pokémon
Lastly, the Halloween event will bring with it some more Pokémon that can newly appear as Shadow Pokémon in battles against Team Go Rocket Grunts. These new Shadow Pokémon will include Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, and Duskull.