Special Halloween Event Starts In Pokémon GO This Week


Niantic has announced plans for a special Halloween event in Pokémon GO this week.

From Wednesday 26th October – Tuesday 1st November 2016, Trainers can earn double the amount of Candy every time that they catch, hatch, and transfer Pokémon. The developer reminds Trainers to choose their Buddy Pokémon wisely, as they can earn Candy four times faster than normal.

There will also be an increased chance to encounter ‘spooky’ Pokémon, namely being Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, and Hypno.

“It’s been incredible watching people explore their neighborhoods and catch wild Pokémon all summer,” comments Niantic senior product manager Tatsuo Nomura. “We would like to trick-or-treat in our own special way by giving Trainers the chance to catch more Pokémon and earn extra Candy this Halloween.”

The Pokémon Company International senior director of consumer marketing J.C. Smith adds: “The excitement of Pokémon’s 20-year celebration continues this Halloween with the first-ever in-game Pokémon GO event. We anticipate seeing many Pokémon-themed costumes during this anniversary year, and now Trainers can add Pokémon GO to their trick-or-treat route to receive Candy and add some of the spookier Pokémon to their Pokédex.”

The Pokémon GO app has just been updated to version 1.13.3 on iOS, and version 0.43.3 on Android devices.

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