Pokemon GO Halloween Event - Double Candy, Halloween Pikachu

Pokemon GO Halloween Event - Double Candy, Halloween Pikachu

Pokemon GO is going big this Halloween with awesome bonuses, spooky new avatar items, and more.

Pokemon GO is certainly no stranger to seasonal events. It also just so happens to have an ever-growing roster of spooky pokemon ready to roll out as soon as it hits October. It’s no surprise then, that Niantic has launched a Pokemon GO Halloween event, shining a spotlight of ghosts, ghouls and Gengars. In this Pokemon GO Halloween event Guide, we’ll go over all of the info you need to know about the Halloween event that is currently live in Pokemon GO. We’ll take a look at the double Candy bonus, as well as some of the new Avatar Items like the Drifloon hat and the Gengar backpack.

For more on Pokemon GO, you can check out our Pokemon GO Guides Hub. It’s got a ton of info on a wide range of Pokemon GO topics from Raids to limited time events.

Pokemon GO Halloween Event

Niantic recently surprised Pokemon GO players with a special Halloween event. It is live now, and runs through until until November 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. There will be new pokemon appearing in your area, and some pretty awesome Avatar Items to pick up as well. We have all of the details for you below:

Ghost and Dark Pokemon Will be Appearing More Frequently

As with some of the other Pokemon GO events that have run this year already, the Pokemon GO Halloween Event will see an increased spawn rate for a particular type of pokemon. Ghost and Dark-type pokemon will be spawning more regularly, pokemon like Drifloon, Stunky, and Duskull.

Pokemon GO Halloween Event Double Candy

One of the coolest things about the current Pokemon GO Halloween Event is the exclusive bonuses that will be up for grabs. Namely the double candy bonus that will be running from now right up until the end of the event on Nov. 1. For every pokemon that you catch in this period, you’ll earn double Candy, so get out there and start catching.

Pokemon GO Halloween Event Avatar Items

Some new Halloween-themed Avatar Items have been added to the in-game store. You can now pick up the Drifloon Hat, the Gengar Backpack, and more. You’ll need PokeCoins in order to purchase these new items, which you get using real-world money.

Halloween Pikachu is Back!

That’s right Pokemon GO fans, you read that correctly. Halloween Pikachu is back, lil witches hat and all. Halloween Pikachu will appear until the end of your event, so be sure to check your nearby Pokemon tab.

If you're playing Pokemon GO and want some help, we've got plenty of Pokemon Go Guides. Check out that hub or head straight to our individual guide pages. You'll find tips on Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions , Pokemon GO Trading, and Pokémon GO Ditto List - How To Catch Ditto. There's also a look at the Pokemon GO Celebi Quest Guide. and the latest info on this month's Pokemon GO Community Day. Finally, Smeargle was just added to Pokemon Go, so check out our Pokemon Go Smeargle Guide.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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