Pokemon GO's first themed event is officially underway and there are even more spooky Pokemon spawning (including Cubone and Marowak) than originally advertised.
Pokemon GO's first event is officially underway. The limited time Halloween special has started and until November 1 players have a chance to catch extra spooky Pokemon and get some serious candy bonuses in the mobile augmented-reality game. AS an added benefit, it's become clear after the first few hours that there are more spooky Pokemon than initially announced in the event reveal trailer.
The original Pokemon GO Halloween event reveal explained that users would have increased sightings of spooky Pokemon like Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and Zubat. Many fans were a little annoyed with that list, since a lot of players are already drowning in Drowzee and Zubat nests. Now that the event is live, it has become clear that the full list of Pokemon with increased sightings is actually a bit longer...
In addition to the more exciting Pokemon up for grabs, there are also now details on how the bonus candy is distributed. The double candy for catches is pretty self-explanatory, but the bonus to the Buddy system is surprisingly in the player's favor. Rather than offer four times the candy when the Buddy reaches its distance goal, the distance needed for the Buddy to find a candy has been reduced by 1/4. For players who have been having trouble evolving a Pokemon with a high candy requirement (like Gyarados), now is definitely the time to get some steps in.
The first Pokemon GO event isn't quite as exciting as some fans were hoping, but it is good to see Niantic delivering on the promise of world events that were teased in the original game trailer. Hopefully this is the first of many themed events over the winter months and the Pokemon GO community can continue to find reasons to get out and about on a daily basis. In between big events, the rumored daily quest system could also help offer some motivation to stay active in the game.
Have you been out catching spooky Pokemon? Let us know in the comments.
Check out our Pokemon GO guides:
- How to Use the New Sightings Tool
- How to Win Battles
- How to Become a Gym Leader
- How to Get Pokecoins
- How to Catch Pikachu as a Starter
- How to Use and Hatch Eggs
- How to Catch Rare Pokemon
- How to Use Pokestops
- How to Control Eevee’s Evolution
- Trainer Rewards at Every Level
- How to Hold Gyms Longer
- Where to Find Specific Pokemon
- How to Trigger Pokemon Spawns
- Every Type’s Strengths and Weaknesses
- Catching Region Exclusive Pokemon
- Everything to Know About the Buddy System
- How to Equip a Buddy Pokemon
- How to Use Pokemon GO Plus
Pokemon GO is currently available in select counties on Android and iOS devices.