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Pokémon Go Halloween event update – Candy increases explained and which spooky Pokémon appear more often


Pokmon Go enters its first October and it looks like the game is going to celebrate seasonal events. Pokmon Go’s Halloween event update not only gives players a chance to catch more spooky Pokmon – which is the first time developer Niantic has tweaked Pokmon spawns, outside of Pokmon Go Nest changes – but it’ll also increase Pokmon Go Candy drops across the board.

It’s all undoubtedly a bid to get players pulling out their smartphones as they go trick or treating, but regardless of whether you’re making the effort to go out this Halloween, it’s a chance to stock up on those lucrative Candies.

Pokmon Go Halloween event update – What’s different?

Two major changes are coming to the game as part of the Halloween event update:

1) Increased Pokmon spawns of certain creatures. Expect to see more of the following Pokmon while out and about:

  • Cubone *
  • Drowzee
  • Gastly
  • Gengar
  • Golbat
  • Haunter
  • Hypno
  • Marowak *
  • Meowth *
  • Zubat

* While not listed officially by Niantic, players are reporting we are seeing more of these out in the wild too.

While we’re pleased to see more Gengars (the last evolution in the Gastly chain, and a rare creature to see out in the wild) who can say they’re excited about more Drowzees and Zubats, eh?

2) Increased Candy drops. In short, it’s double drops apart from with Buddy Pokmon, which has 4x the drops, but to break it down clearer:

Candy source Multiplier Candy earned
Catching Pokmon 2x 6 Candy (instead of 3)
Transferring Pokmon 2x 2 Candy (instead of 1)
Egg Hatching 2x 2km Egg – Approximately 20 Candy (instead of 10)
5km Egg – Approximately 40 Candy (instead of 20)
10km Egg – Approximately 60 Candy (instead of 30)
Buddy Pokmon 4x Distances dropped – now 0.25km (1km), 0.75km (3km), 1.25km (5km)



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