The Pokemon GO Halloween event just activated, and we’ve been out doing the research for you, Pokemon trainers (at least, that’s what we told our loved ones). The Inquisitr previously reported on Halloween event rumors, and we can admit it, we didn’t come close to doing it justice.
Well, we’ve been running around the neighborhood rectifying that, and here’s what we found.
The first thing Pokemon GO trainers will notice is that there are Cubone, Gastly, and Meowth everywhere. In fact, they seem to have replaced almost all Pidgey and Rattata spawns. While we did spot one Pidgey, there are almost no rats to be seen, feathered or otherwise. Meanwhile, in the course of a rather short walk, we caught enough Cubone, Gastly, and Meowth to evolve at least one of each to their final forms.
Interestingly enough, there also seems to be a general increase in higher-evolution spawns. We caught a Marowak, a Haunter, and two Hypnos. No wild Gengar yet, but it’s a good bet that they’re out there. As VentureBeats noted, the ghosts are out for Halloween in Pokemon GO.
The ghost-types are pretty obvious in context. Cubone, well, it wears the skull of its mother. That’s creepy and skeleton-ish. And Meowth is probably as close as we’re getting to a black cat.
Unfortunately, it seems that Snorlax hasn’t been chosen to represent pumpkins.
And the Pokemon candy. Let’s talk about the candy. Because it is just piling up. Every way to get candy seems to have at least doubled. Every Pokemon capture drops six candy instead of the usual three. Transferring a Pokemon returns two candies. If you’ve been neglecting your transfers, now is definitely the time.
You’re going to need the room in any case. Pokemon spawns seem to have significantly increased. That said, the rarer Pokemon aren’t any easier to catch, so prepare to say goodbye to your Great Balls and Ultra Balls if you’ve been saving them. As it is, we still had to buy more balls rather than stop in the middle of our research. Of course, Pokemon spawns don’t seem to have moved. You’re still going to find them where you always have, and at least here, that means away from clusters of PokeStops.
Don’t go investing your PokeCoins in balls just yet, though. We’re not done with the candy yet. Remember that we said “all sources” and “at least double?” Well, our buddies haven’t been neglected. Charmander, bless its little heart, was offering up a candy every 0.75 km walked. That’s four times faster than normal.
But we’re still not done, and now we get to maybe the best part. Pokemon eggs are also dropping what appears to be doubled candy. It’s hard to tell in this case. Under normal circumstances, hatching a Pokemon egg will give anywhere from five to 40 candies, based on the CP of the hatched Pokemon. Yes, up to 40 candies. And yes, it’s at least been doubled for the duration of the Halloween event.
One thing that we haven’t been able to confirm yet is whether these new spawns are only occurring at night. While it would seem to make sense, it can probably be discounted, as Halloween is generally supposed to be for kids. But we can’t guarantee that daytime won’t see these creepy Pokemon going to sleep it off.
One final note, trainers. Whether or not the event is night-only or not, always be careful and be safe, and for those of you in the north, remember to bundle up! We were definitely feeling a little frosty by the time we got in.
So, Pokemon GO players, the Halloween event runs until November 1. Get out those scarves and Glider gloves, grab a flashlight, and get training!
Update: The Inquisitr can now confirm that, while daytime Pokemon spawns appear to be down and have more Pidgeys and Rattatas, the Halloween event otherwise remains the same in daylight.
[Featured Image by Niantic Labs/The Pokemon Company]