While Niantic Labs has yet to release any Legendary Pokémon into the wild, this week The Pokémon Company and Niantic have announced the start of their first global event that’ll see even more more ghostly Pokémon encounters appear in the game.
To celebrate Halloween, Pokémon Go players will soon see a handful of ghostly Pokémon appearing more often in the game. As of October 26 through to November 1, players will encounter more Drowzees, Gastlys, Gengars, Golbats, Haunters, Hypnos, and, Zubats out in the wild to celebrate the spooky holiday.
In addition, as Halloween has us consuming copious amounts of sweets and chocolate, Trainers will also earn more Pokémon Candy during the event as they explore the world around them.
“It’s been incredible watching people explore their neighborhoods and catch wild Pokémon all summer,” said Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager at Niantic, Inc. “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.”
During the event, Trainers will now earn six Candies per Pokémon caught and a transfer to the professor will also offer two instead of the usual one. Essentually, it’s a double candy weekend, which I’m not complaining about. Though Buddy Pokémon will offer four candies instead of one, which is a plus.
So, if you have nothing to do this Halloween, maybe it’s time to crack out Pokémon Go again?