Niantic, Inc., and The Pokémon Company International today announced an upcoming Halloween celebration in Pokémon GO with an in-game event that will herald the arrival of a number of Ghost-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, including Sableye, Banette, and others. From October 20 at 12:00 p.m. PDT to November 2 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, players will begin to see these mysterious Pokémon from the Hoenn region out in the wild, while also encountering an increased number of spooky Pokémon such as Gastly, Cubone, Misdreavus, Houndour, and more. We hope Trainers enjoy this special Halloween treat! Look forward to arrival of the rest of the Pokémon first seen in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games, starting gradually as early as December.
For the duration of the Halloween event, special Pikachu will also be out and about, celebrating in costume and available for Trainers to catch. Candy rewards for catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon will be doubled throughout the event, and your buddy will find Candy twice as fast. Trainers will also have the opportunity to stock up on special boxes from the in-game shop, featuring items such as Raid Passes and Super Incubators. Finally, players will be able to wear the all-new avatar item, Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat, created in the likeness of the mysterious Disguise Pokémon Mimikyu.
To learn more about #PokemonGOHalloween, visit the official Pokémon GO blog at PokemonGOLive.com.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.Pokemon.com.
About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. The company’s immersive real-world mobile game Ingress has been downloaded more than 20 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Niantic also developed and published Pokémon GO, the real-world Pokémon game for iOS and Android mobile devices that was downloaded more than 750 million times in its first year. For more information on Niantic, visit NianticLabs.com.
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