To celebrate the glorious holiday that is Halloween, a bunch of sweet spooky events are taking place in Pokémon Go.
From Oct. 17 until Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. ET, most ghost- and dark-type Pokémon will spawn, Pokémon wearing Halloween costumes will appear, and candy obtained from catching, hatching, and trading Pokémon will be doubled. Darkrai is also appearing for the first time in tier five raids throughout the event period and Spiritomb will be available again via its “A Spooky Message” Special Research tasks.
Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon, is also releasing alongside its Shiny form. The costumed Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmanders can also be caught Shiny for extremely lucky players.
There will be special Field Research for players to complete that involve these spooky Pokémon as well.
Pokémon Go Halloween 2019 Field Research
|Halloween: Catch 5 Gastly or Shuppet||Sneasel encounter|
|Halloween: Catch 10 ghost-type Pokémon||1,000 Stardust|
|Halloween: Evolve 3 Drifloon or Stunky||1 Rare Candy|
|Halloween: Make 3 excellent throws in a row||Golett encounter|
|Halloween: Defeat a Team GO Rocket grunt||Yamask encounter|
|Halloween: Take 5 snapshots of ghost-type Pokémon||Sableye encounter|
The double candy is a great way to stock up for powerful Pokémon like Gengar, and paired with and increased spawn to ghost- and dark-types including Litwick, it’s an excellent time to nab and evolve some strong Pokémon.