A Bunch of Spooky New Pokémon Are Coming to Pokémon Go JUST in Time for Halloween

Pokémon Go usually goes all out for special holidays, but we think this year's Halloween celebration might be their biggest event yet.

Not only will the game increase appearances from spooky Pokémon, including the ghostly Gastly, Haunter and Gengar or the skull-wearing Cubone, but it'll actually introduce Gen. 3 Pokémon from the Hoenn region to the game for the very first time.

This means Duskul, Dusclops, Sableye, Shuppet and Banette will all become available during the event. We might even encounter the ghoulish bug Pokémon Shedinja.

The event starts at noon PT on Oct. 20 and will run until 1 p.m. PT on Nov. 2. During that time, you can also encounter Pikachus in adorable witch hats and don your own Mimikyu Disguise Hat.

Because Halloween is the season of trick-or-treating, candy will become more abundant, too. You'll receive double the candy when you hatch, catch or transfer Pokémon or when you walk with your Buddy Pokémon. Watch the official video below for your first peek at the new characters.

And if creepy Pokémon aren't your thing, the rest of the Gen. 3 are allegedly arriving in December, so stay tuned!


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