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Pokémon Go’s Halloween event introduces Sinnoh legendary

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Spooky, scary Pokémon send shivers down your spine ...

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This year’s Pokémon Go Halloween event will highlight the freshly released generation-four Pokémon. No, it’s not just Bidoof getting the spotlight: Starting on Oct. 23 and continuing until Nov. 1, ghost- and dark-type Pokémon from Sinnoh — such as Drifloon and Stunky, which will make their first appearances — will pop up more frequently. Trainers will also earn double candy for every Pokémon caught.

There’s also some special research tasks from Professor Willow, focusing on a mystery Pokeémon roaming around Professor Willow’s lab after he found a strange stone. The tasks will highlight all the spooky-scary dark- and ghost-type Pokémon that roam the world.

And, of course, how spooky would a Pokémon event be without highlighting one of the scariest Pokémon of all? Giratina, the Renegade Pokémon, is making its Pokémon Go debut. For the first time, the Pokémon Platinum mascot and fourth-gen legendary will be appearing in Raid Battles — but snatch it up fast. Giratina returns to the Distortion World on Nov. 20.

Special Halloween avatar items will also be available, so your trainer can complete their spoopy look with a Drifloon hat or a Gengar backpack.

Get ready for a spookin’ good Pokémon time.