Niantic has announced a Halloween event for Pokémon GO. It goes live on Wednesday, October 26, and it will run through Tuesday, November 1. Of course, Halloween means two things: Ghosts and candy.
Here’s the word from the official release we received.
Trainers will have the chance to catch some of the spookiest Pokémon available in the game with increased global encounters of Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and, yes, Zubat. And, since it wouldn’t be Halloween without candy, Trainers will have the opportunity to earn more Pokémon Candy during this event as they explore the world around them in search of Pokémon.
Hooray. More Zubats.
As for candy, we have the specifics on that from the release as well.
During this period, 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. In addition, Buddy Pokémon will award four candies instead of the usual one. Pokémon Candies enable Trainers to evolve or strengthen their Pokémon, so players will want to walk and catch all the Pokémon they can to get their fill of Candy during this special event.
Will you fire up Pokémon GO once more?
I stopped playing Pokémon GO back in August, and I’m not sure this Halloween event is enough to bring me back into the fold. Sure, increased encounters of some decent Pokémon (not counting Zubat) sounds nice. And I can definitely get behind double candy return on most actions. It’s just, I don’t know, not themed enough?
What about decking out the game in Halloween looks? How about some fresh Halloween duds for our trainer instead of the same gear we’ve had since day one? Upping my chances to catch Zubat and Drowzee? Cool, I guess.
Has this tempted you back into the folds? If you’re still playing the game, are you excited about the event?