Pokémon GO has been known to host in-game events during holiday seasons, so of course Halloween is no exception. Though many could have guessed as much, it was recently confirmed on the official Pokémon website that there will indeed be a Halloween event in Pokémon GO this year. However, details about the event have yet to be released.
Last year, the game’s Halloween event was its first in-game event, starting the precedent for holiday-based events in the game that exists today. Last year’s Halloween event included features such as increased spawn rates for Ghost Pokémon and more Candy drops. Lately, holiday-based events have included various increased spawn rates as well as several other features, such as increased Stardust, new, limited-time items and new pieces of clothing for in-game avatars. Only time will tell what this year’s Halloween event will have in store for players.
Some Pokémon GO players have their hopes up about Generation 3 Pokémon joining the game this month, due to the specific wording of the recent announcement. The announcement reads, “we can’t wait to get out and about to see what sort of excitement we can scare up while catching new Pokémon to fill out our Pokédex.” This prospect of “new Pokémon” has gotten some players hoping that this means Pokémon new to the game will be catchable. Before you get too excited, though, it seems much more realistic that “new Pokémon” just means Pokémon new to each individual player, not new Pokémon being introduced into the game.