Pokmon Go’s Halloween event looks to be a very special one, based on the leaks we know so far.
Though not fully confirmed, it’ll be the debut of Duskull, Dusknoir, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette – which are new Ghost Types introduced as part of Gen 3.
Meanwhile, there’s also a new form of Pikachu, and possibly other changes on the way that an official reveal will tell us about; will double Candy return as a nice treat?
Ghost Types Duskull, Dusknoir, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette coming to Pokmon Go at Halloween
Thanks to early leaks, we know five new Pokemon will debut as part of the event, all from the yet-to-be-released third generation of creatures::
As well as the above, expect to see increased spawns of existing spooky Pokemon. Based on leaked imagery, these include:
- Gengar (and possibly pre-evolutions Gastly and Haunter)
- Zubat, Golbat and Crobat
As with other seasonal events, there are likely others that will spawn as well, which we’ll know more about when it arrives.
What else do we know about the Pokmon Go Halloween event?
Outside of the leaks we’ve seen so far confirming Gen 3 creatures, there has been no official confirmation of when the event will be, or how long it will last.
In 2016, it lasted just under one week, from Wednesday, October 26 and will finish on Tuesday, November 1, so anticipate something similar.
One additional thing we do know is the arrival of a new Pikachu hat, with the electric mouse now donning a witch’s hat:
Want more help with Pokmon Go? As well as our Pokmon Go tips and tricks page and how to catch Legendary Pokmon like Articuno and Lugia, you can look up the Gen 2 Pokdex on how to catch the most recent creatures, including those requiring Special Items. We also explain the recent Gym rework, how to get PokCoins, Raids, Raid Battles, and Raid Bosses, and what we know about the addition of promo codes. Elsewhere, read about Eevee evolutions, Egg hatching distance charts, best Pokmon tier lists, best moves and movesets and the XP chart. Plus, sice their release you can read everything we know about the Halloween event and Ghost Types Duskull, Dusknoir, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette, and all the other Gen 3 Pokmon that are expected to be on their way.
Otherwise, we don’t know for sure if there will be increased Pokmon Go Candy drop rates, as with last year (Halloween is about collecting Candy, remember?)
If that is the case, then it’s a good time to know where Candy comes from:
|Candy source||Halloween 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)|
Even if you don’t manage to catch any or all new creatures, the 4x Buddy Pokmon drop is great way to quickly evolve Rare Pokmon. The system is designed so you only have to catch a single Pokmon in order to (gradually) level it up, so Buddy up with starters, a Dratini or anything else you want to power up or evolve before the event ends.
Similarly, Eggs are a good source of Candy, and it’s probably worth priortising 2km Eggs (and investing in a few extra Incubators) to make it worth your while.
Finally, the event would be a good chance to build up your Medals and improve those Catch Bonuses, especially for Psychic, Ghost and Poison types.