Where to find Haunter in Pokemon Sword & Shield – all locations - Dexerto

Where to find Haunter in Pokemon Sword & Shield – all locations

Published: 13/Jan/2020 14:20

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield players will be looking forward to catching lots of Pokemon from previous games when the expansion pass finally goes live, but there are already plenty to catch in the Galar Region. Let’s see where you can find yourself a Haunter. 

Haunter is one of a handful of original characters that made the cut when Game Freak decided to cut down the size of the Pokedex for the new games, evolving from Gastly and eventually into Gengar.

While it might not be as rare as some other additions to the Pokedex, such as Dreepy, a lot of players may still be wondering where they spawn – as they don’t pop up in encounters an awful lot.

Pokemon / NintendoDon’t waste your time sprinting, or cycling, around the Galar Region with no idea where to find Haunter.

Finding a specific Pokemon isn’t always exactly made easy in the video games, especially if you don’t know where to look. After all, not every species just appears at the start like Pidgey, Rattata, and others used to.

So, if you’re looking to grab yourself a Haunter, there are a few options available to you – some of which it is more likely to spawn than others. The most likely place you will encounter the ghost-type Pokemon is at the Giant’s Seat point of interest. Here, there’s a 15% chance of encountering one in overcast weather on both Sword and Shield.

For those who are wondering where that is exactly on the map, we’ve marked it below to make things a little easier.

Pokemon / NintendoHere’s what Giant’s Seat looks like on the Pokemon Sword and Shield map.

Aside from there, Haunter also has a 10% spawn rate on Route 8 in all weather conditions. Popular Pokemon information website Serebii also cites that it can be found at Rolling Fields and Watchtower Ruins, but there’s no word on the likelihood of spotting one there.

Once you have caught yourself a Haunter, you’re just a step or two away from crossing Gengar off your Galarian Pokedex as well – as it needs just one trade with another player to evolve into its stronger form.

Gengar is one of several species that actually has a Gigantamax form, too, so this could be the start of an exciting adventure after finding Haunter. Good luck!


Pokemon Go finally adding popular Gen 6 Pokemon in December event

Published: 19/Nov/2020 6:05

by Isaac McIntyre


Pokémon from the series’ sixth generation, including popular Kalos starters Froakie, Chespin, and Fennekin, are finally on the verge of being added to the Pokemon Go Pokedex, developers Niantic have confirmed.

So far in Pokemon Go, regions like Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar have had their time in the spotlight. Now it’s finally Kalos’ turn.

Niantic has confirmed as many as 17 new Pokemon will be added to the handheld game during the December event. This includes the previously listed Kalos starter Pokemon and, of course, their first and second stage evolutions.

The update will add one of the most popular Pokemon in the franchise, Greninja, who ranked as this year’s fan-voted Pokemon of the Year. Kalos fave Talonflame ⁠— an iconic competitive monster ⁠— will also be included.

Other Kalos critters confirmed in Niantic’s next expansion include Bunnelby, Diggersby, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Litleo, and Pyroar (both forms).

Greninja Pokemon of the Year 2020
Greninja, the 2020 Pokemon of the Year, is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December.

Niantic has also confirmed Klefki, the Steel/Fairy Pokemon, will also be coming to Pokemon Go in the December event. The key-shaped Pokemon will be region-locked, however; trainers will only be able to catch Klefki in France.

The rest of the Kalos Pokemon will be widely available. Pokemon trainers can find them in the wild, through egg breeding, or by evolving basic stage Pokemon.

The initial update is only adding a small number of Kalos Pokemon. Niantic is expected to roll out more of the sixth-generation region’s critters throughout 2021, in a fashion similar to their last few expansions.

All sixth-gen Pokemon coming in December

  • Chespin
  • Quilladin
  • Chesnaught
  • Fennekin
  • Braixen
  • Delphox
  • Froakie
  • Frogadier
  • Greninja
  • Bunnelby
  • Diggersby
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Litleo
  • Pyroar
  • Klefki (only in France).

The Pokemon devs also confirmed a “special event” featuring the new Pokemon will run from Dec. 2-8. The Kalos event will begin at 10am on day one.


Niantic also mentioned Mega Evolutions in the December notes. While it may just be a reference point for Kalos itself, the devs may also be teasing the popular Pokemon feature’s arrival in their global game ⁠— we’ll have to wait and see!

In other Pokemon Go news, the devs are also shifting the level cap up to 50 in January. The new level shift marks the first time since the title was first released in 2016 that trainers will be able to level up past level 40, the game’s original rank.