Pokémon Go's Halloween Event Unleashes the Sinnoh Spooks

Giratina, Drifloon, and other creepy creatures from generation 4 show are now available in Pokémon Go during its Halloween event.

With Halloween in full swing, it seems only fitting that Pokémon Go would unleash a wave of creepy creatures to coincide with the holiday through a timed event.

Announced yesterday via the official Pokémon Go blog, there will be a torrent of dark and ghost type pokémon joining the ranks of the game’s fourth generation. Among those available during the game’s seasonal event are Skuntank’s pre-evolution Stunky, along with the mysterious ghost/flying type Drifloon which sports one of the more unsettling pokédex entries depicting how it steals children away an drags them into the afterlife. This certainly suits the tome of the season.

There is also a chance for trainers to get involved in Professor Willow’s latest Field Research endeavors. This time they center around a mysterious stone and a dark/ghost type pokémon. Undoubtedly, this points towards the inclusion of the Sinnoh region’s vortex-like Spiritomb

The mighty legendary pokémon Giratina has also made its debut appearance within the Pokémon Go. The cover-star of Pokémon: Platinum Version, a more fleshed out rendition of Pokémon: Diamond Version and Pokémon: Pearl Version on Nintedno DS, is currently available to take on in Raid Battles.

On top of this, there are also new avatar customization items available from the in-game Style Shop including a Gengar backpack, a Spiritomb t-shirt, and an absolutely adorable Drifloon hat. You can take a peek at the ghostly clothing range in the tweet below.

The perpetually popular Pokémon Go is available now on Android and iOS. The Halloween event will be active until November 1, 2018. Trainers can also earn double candy within this timeframe. Raid Battles against the legendary ghost/dragon type pokémon Giratina will remain active until November 20, 2018.

Pokémon Go will also be integrated into the franchise’s first Switch outing via Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go! Eevee. The twin titles will launch on November 16, 2018,  and can be pre-ordered from Amazon now.


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Eoghan Murphy

Eoghan is a gaming veteran with over 25 years of button mashing experience under his belt, and a particular interest in eSports. When not playing or collecting games, he can be heard presenting and producing radio shows in Ireland.

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