Starting on October 26, Pokémon GO players will be able to catch some of the spookiest Pokémon in the game, thanks to increased global encounters of Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and Zubat. Of course, it just wouldn’t be Halloween without candy, and thus Trainers will have the chance to earn more Pokémon Candy during the event as well, with full details found on the official blog.
Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager at Niantic, stated, “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.”
Every Pokémon that you manage to catch during this period will earn you six Candies, twice the normal amount. The Professor will also give you two Candies instead of one for every Pokémon that you transfer to him, with Buddy Pokémon awarding four Candies instead of one.
For those unaware, the Pokémon Candies allow you to evolve or strengthen your Pokémon.
“The excitement of Pokémon’s 20-year celebration continues this Halloween with the first-ever in-game Pokémon GO event,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We anticipate seeing many Pokémon-themed costumes during this anniversary year, and now Trainers can add Pokémon GO to their trick-or-treat route to receive Candy and add some of the spookier Pokémon to their Pokédex.”
Check out the video about the event below: