Niantic and The Pokemon Company have announced the first in-game event for Pokemon Go will take place this week to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday.
The special Halloween-themed event will commence on October 26 and is expected to end on November 1st. During this time, Pokemon Trainers will have a higher chance to catching a number of spooky Pokemon, including Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and Zubat.
It wouldn’t feel like Halloween if Candy wasn’t somehow involved, which is why you’ll be able to earn more Pokemon Candy during this special in-game event. For each Pokemon caught, Pokemon Trainers will earn a total of six Candies, which is twice the normal amount we’d receive outside of the event. You can also earn two Candies when transferring Pokemon to the Professor, instead of just one, and Buddy Pokemon will award four candies instead of just one.
“It’s been incredible watching people explore their neighborhoods and catch wild Pokémon all summer,” said Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager at Niantic, Inc. “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.”
Considering children do a lot of walking during their Halloween activities, this would be the best time to double dip as they can easily play Pokemon Go while they walk around town. Although we’d like to take this moment to remind children and parents to please be aware of your surroundings while both Trick-or-Treating and playing Pokemon Go. Either one could easily distract families on their own, so if you plan on doing both next week, please be careful.