Starting October 20 at 12:00 p.m. PDT and ending November 2 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, you will have the opportunity to take part in the brand-new Halloween event in Pokémon GO. This event is similar to last year’s event, but with a few new surprises.
The new Halloween event not only brings your favorite Gen 1 Ghost and Psychic type Pokémon Gastly, Drowzee, and Gengar, but also brings Gen 2 Dark type Pokémon Houndour, Misdreavus, and Murkrow as well. In a bigger surprise, we will be able to catch brand new Ghost type Pokémon with the introduction of Gen 3. As stated in a previous article, this is the perfect time to introduce us to Pokémon of the Hoenn region, as they have several Ghost types for us to catch. While this is just a taste of what’s to come, we can expect the rest of Gen 3 to start arriving in Pokémon GO as early as December of this year as stated by the official post over at the Pokémon GO website.
Along with brand new Pokémon coming to the game, a new Pikachu variant is also being introduced to the world for us to catch. As with previous special Pikachu, this one will be distinguished by the witches hat it will be wearing. It’s a great opportunity to get this special Pikachu, add it to your collection, and finish getting that Pikachu Fan Medal if you haven’t gotten it yet.
Just like Pikachu, your avatar will also be getting a new hat. Show your Halloween spirit and wear the Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. If you aren’t familiar with Mimikyu, that’s because this Pokémon doesn’t show up until Gen 7 and is a Ghost and Fairy type Pokémon. Introducing a tease of Gen 7 possibly shows us that Niantic plans to keep this game going for a long time.
Now that we have that covered, what else can we expect from the event? The Halloween event will give us extra Candy for catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon. Your Buddy will also find candy twice as fast, and gives you a great opportunity to walk a Pokémon who has a long walking distance, like Larvitar. Along with double candy, you will be able to purchase a special box in the in-game shop that includes items like Raid Passes and Super Incubators.
Now that Gen 3 is finally coming, it’s time to go expand your Pokédex and have a spooky time while doing it!