Don your scariest costume and grab a big ol’ bag to hold
your trick-or-treat candy, Trainers—Halloween is coming to Pokémon GO in a big
way! Bone-chilling Pokémon—like Darkrai and Yamask—are coming to the game,
Pokémon are dressing up in charming costumes, more Shadow Pokémon are invading
PokéStops, and more! Let’s look at what’s in store for those brave enough to
venture out among the ghouls, goblins, and various other denizens of the night.
Hoping to add a chilling new Pokémon to your collection this
Halloween? Well, YamASK and you shall receive. Starting Thursday, October 17,
2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT, you’ll
have the opportunity to catch the Spirit Pokémon, Yamask. Did you know that the
mask this Ghost-type Pokémon carries is modeled after its face when it was
human? Good luck sleeping with that knowledge. And cross your fingers when looking
for Yamask—there’s a chance you’ll encounter a Shiny Yamask!
The nefarious Team GO Rocket will be busy this Halloween,
too. Also starting October 17, the villains will unleash scads of Shadow
Pokémon that haven’t been seen before, all ripe for rescue. Take down a Team GO
Rocket Grunt at a PokéStop, and you may be able to catch a Weedle, Kakuna,
Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye,
Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, or Duskull.
There are also some thrilling
new threads in the Style Shop. You can play dreadful dress-up with new avatar
items, including a Zubat Bag, a Pikachu Onesie, a Cubone Cap, a Litwick Cap,
and a Mimikyu Bag.
There’s even more in
store from Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.
PDT, to Friday, November 1, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.
PDT. During this terrifying time, the ominous Darkrai will be appearing in
five-star raids. Don’t miss your chance to add the Pitch-Black Pokémon to your
You’ll also find more
Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids. Look
for Pokémon like Gastly, Murkrow, Litwick, and more. And yes, as we mentioned
before, Yamask will be making its debut.
We’ve seen Pokémon
wearing special hats or glasses in Pokémon GO, but some Pokémon are now getting
into the Halloween spirit by dressing up in full costume! These creepy-cute Pokémon
wearing costumes will be found in raids and in the wild, so keep your eyes
Look forward to Bulbasaur
wearing a Shedinja costume, Charmander wearing a Cubone costume, and Squirtle
wearing a Yamask costume in raids. In the wild, be on the lookout for Pikachu
wearing a Mimikyu costume! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter these
alarmingly adorable Pokémon as Shiny Pokémon!
But that’s not all!
During these two weeks, frightful and fun Field Research tasks will be
available for a limited time. And remember to check out your Special Research–you
might find yourself facing a Forbidden Pokémon.
And of course, Halloween means candy, and there are plenty
of Pokémon GO Candy bonuses this year. Trainers will earn twice the Candy for
catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon for the duration of this Halloween
you can handle that much Pokémon GO excitement, Trainers? Oh, we know you can!
Get out there and have a frightfully fun time exploring this Halloween!