Pokémon Go reveals spooky new Pokémon for Halloween


Pokémon Go may not be as popular this year as it was last Halloween, but developer Niantic is still handing out plenty of treats.

Starting at 3pm ET Friday, Pokémon trainers will encounter more scary Pokémon in the augmented reality mobile game, including new ghost-type Pokémon from Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire’s Hoenn region. (Get ready to see Sableye, Banette, and more!) You’ll also find Pikachu wandering around with an adorable witch hat costume.

Niantic is rewarding players with extra candy for the Halloween season, doubling your haul for catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon. Even better, your Buddy Pokémon’s candy-finding prowess will improve. Keep an eye out for special boxes from the in-game shop to pick up items including Raid Passes and Super Incubators.

The fun won’t end after the Halloween event closes at Nov. 2 at 4pm ET. According to Polygon, dataminers have discovered lots of evidence that more Hoenn region Pokémon are imminent additions to the game—something Niantic confirmed will be an early December update.

 H/T Polygon

Sarah Weber

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