Pokémon GO Halloween Event Announced, Begins October 26th

on October 24, 2016 9:49 AM

Niantic has announced that Pokémon GO is receiving a free Halloween Event that will begin October 26th and run to November 1st.

The event will increase global encounters for some of the “spookiest Pokémon available in the game,” these Pokémon include: Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and Zubat.

In addition, during the event every Pokémon caught will earn Trainers six Candies—twice the normal amount. The professor will also give trainers two Candies instead of one for every Pokémon transferred to him. Further, Buddy Pokémon will award four candies instead of the usual one.

Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager at Niantic, Inc. had the following to say about the announcement:

“It’s been incredible watching people explore their neighborhoods and catch wild Pokémon all summer. 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.”

A new trailer for the event was also released, you can check it out below:

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