Niantic recently revealed their plans for the Pokemon GO Halloween event. What better way than ringing in the spooky season with a special two-part event? Phase one of the Pokemon GO event is already underway and will continue until October 27th. Part two is scheduled from then until November 1st, and the event details have just been released.
During phase two of the spooktacular Halloween celebration, Pokemon Go players will see debuts of Pokemon wearing costumes. Players might encounter Vulpix, Ninetails, Gengar, Pumpkaboo, and Gorgeist in spooky festival clothes.
The event will also see unique timed research and special research requests. The timed requests will require tickets to activate and have various benefits, such as increased candy bonuses and more. The special research requests will give you encounters with Yamask and Galarian Yamask.
Players will also notice more encounters with ghost and dark-type Pokemon like Zubat, Haunter, Spinarak, Murkrow, Misdreavus, Sableye, Shuppet, Dusclops, and Yamask. They’ll also have a much higher chance of hatching a shiny Noibat from 7km eggs, and the chances of hatching a shiny variety will be much better than catching one in the wild.
One-star raids will feature encounters with Sableye, Purrloin, Yamask, Galariam Yamask, and Phantump. Two-star raids will include encounters with a dressed-up Gengar, Umbreon, dressed-up Drifblim, Drapion, and Phantump. Five-star raids will include encounters with Origin Forme Giratina, while mega-raids will feature Mega Banette.
This event will also feature Avatar updates, including movement being added to the Spooky pose. Some of the new Avatar items will include a Zubat headband, Dusclops costume, and headwrap.
Halloween season is well and truly underway, and Pokemon GO is taking full advantage with a two-part event.