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Pokemon Go Halloween event brings Pokemon in costumes, new shinies and bonuses

Published: 14/Oct/2019 14:42 Updated: 14/Oct/2019 14:54

by Paul Cot


Niantic have announced the details for the annual Pokemon Go Halloween event, which includes increased spawns of particular species, bonuses and more.

The much anticipated Halloween event will take place from October 17, 1 pm PDT/4 pm EDT, and 9 pm BST until November 1, 1 pm PDT/4 pm EDT, and 9 pm BST. Unlike last year’s event, it will last for two weeks!

Yamask introduced

There are plenty of features and bonuses to enjoy throughout the duration, too. In keeping with the spooky theme of Halloween, there will be more ghost and dark-type Pokemon appearing in the wild, in eggs, and raids.

Pokemon FandomYamask is the latest Gen 5 Pokemon to be added to the game…

These include Gastly, Murkrow and the debut of the Gen 5 ghost-type, Yamask. In addition to its introduction to Pokemon Go, the spirit Pokemon’s shiny type will also be available going forward.

Kanto starter costumes

Elsewhere, the Kanto starter Pokemon are getting into the spirit of Halloween. Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and Pikachu will all be dressing up in unique, seasonal costumes.

That’s not all, though — Yamask won’t be the only new shiny species during the event as you may encounter each of these costumes as a shiny. Their costumes will be as follows:

  • Bulbasaur: Shedinja costumes (Raid)
  • Charmander: Cubone costumes (Raid)
  • Squirtle: Yamask costumes (Raid)
  • Pikachu: Mimikyu costumes (Wild)

Pokemon GoCatch the Kanto starter Pokemon in Halloween costumes!

Darkrai in raid battles

The dark-type Mythical Pokemon, Darkrai, will finally be catchable in Pokemon Go. It won’t be easy though, as the elusive species will only be found in 5-star raid battles.

Fighting, fairy, and bug-types will be the best counters for it with the likes of Conkeldurr, Breloom, and Machamp proving most effective.


If you check in with Professor Willow when the event starts you’ll find a new special research quest. Further details about the quest are unknown but upon completion, you will encounter the Forbidden Pokemon, Spiritomb.

What about the bonuses?

The Halloween 2019 Pokemon Go event wouldn’t be complete without bonuses! Niantic have also confirmed the following bonuses will be available for the two-week period:

  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 2x Hatch Candy
  • 2x Transfer Candy

In comparison to previous Pokemon Go Halloween events, this looks like the best one yet.


Pokemon Go teaser trailer reveals new raid boss is coming soon

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:47

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Niantic posted a series of teaser trailers on social media, which strongly hinted a new Pokémon Go raid boss is coming soon, and players have more or less figured out what it might be.

Pokemon Go is still jam-packed with things to do after all these years. However, Pokemon Go players love teaming up and taking on raid bosses. It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences in the game.

A limited number of Pokemon can be raid bosses at any given time, and the roster is always changing. It helps keep the battles fresh and gives Pokemon Go players something to look forward to.

In their typical playful fashion, Niantic has been dropping a series of hints for an upcoming raid boss on social media, and it’s generated a lot of hype. Here’s everything we know so far, including a dead giveaway.

Pokemon Go Raid Boss Leak
Pokemon Go raids allow players to test their mettle against some extremely powerful Pokemon.

Niantic released the first teaser trailer on November 29. “Ah, what’s this? We’ve just received a message,” they wrote. “Stay tuned as we investigate.”

The 20-second clip shows a raid boss icon sitting on top of a platform. It also started a six-hour countdown timer.

No less than six hours later, they posted a second clip. This one had a pink egg in place of the raid boss icon, which is the color that hatches into a Tier 1 raid boss. It also started a new 44-hour countdown timer.

“Another incoming message!” they wrote. “Trainers, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon some mysterious Raid Eggs. Can you help us make sense of all this?” It didn’t take the Pokemon Go community long to figure something out.

Pokemon Go players believe the clip is alluding to a one-star raid boss hatching from an egg mentioned in a previous blog post. They also guessed it could hatch into Kecleon, Scatterbug, or Rotoms.

However, Niantic released a third teaser several hours later. It contained the biggest hint yet and more or less confirmed what the raid boss will be. “Just in—a new message. What do you think it means?” they wrote.

The third clip looks similar to the second one. However, it now includes a small airplane flying around in the background with a flag attached.

The flag has the number 677 written on it, which also happens to be the Pokédex number for Espurr, a Psychic Pokemon from Generation 6.

It’s a strong indication Espurr will be the next raid boss. Still, Pokemon Go fans are eagerly awaiting the next hint, which will probably confirm it once and for all.