Pokemon Go Halloween: Start Time, Pokemon, Candy And Everything You Need To Know

Posted: Oct 25 2016, 8:43am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 31 2016, 3:20am CDT, in News | Technology News

 

Pokemon Go Halloween: Start Time, Pokemon, Candy and Everything You Need to Know
 

The Halloween event in Pokemon Go begins sooner than you think. Find out everything you need to know about the Pokemon Go Halloween event.

The Pokemon Go Halloween event is starting earlier than Niantic announced depending where you live. Niantic took the wraps off the Pokemon Go Halloween event. The Halloween Pokemon event officially begins October 26 and will last until November 1, 2016.

Update: The Pokemon Go Halloween Event is underway and the first reports from trainer indicate that Niantic has increased spawn rates of more Pokemon that previously announced. See below the updated list of spotted Halloween Pokemon.

Based on how Niantic has hosted events in Ingress, the October 26 start date means midnight (12:00am) October 26 in UTC time. Pokemon Go trainer at the east coast should be able to experience the Pokemon Go Halloween event starting at 8pm ET, tonight, Tuesday October 25.

The lucky trainers in San Francisco will be able to start catch scary Pokemon at 4pm PT. They are lucky because they have a nearby tracker in the Pokemon Go app. Since Sunday, other trainer around the world can use again FastPokeMap to find Pokemon.

The Pokemon Go Halloween event is the first taste of events that Niantic has planned. At some point the company will organize real world community events. For now the hijack Halloween. It is a perfect fit as people are outside for Trick-or-treating anyways. Now they can also catch more Pokemon on Halloween and earn more virtual candy. 

What Pokemon Appear in Pokemon Go Halloween Event

The "scary" Pokemon Niantic will unleash during the Halloween event in higher numbers include Zubat, Golbat, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Drowzee and Hypno. Trainer report from the first hours of the Pokemon Go Halloween event that Niantic has added more Pokemon that are part the Halloween Pokemon with increased spawn rates. Trainers spotted Meowth, Cubone and Marowak.

The increased spawn rates are dramatic and trainers report to be able to catch more than a dozen of Halloween Pokemon within 30 minutes.

spooky pokemon

How to Earn Candy in Pokemon Go Halloween Event

Besides more Pokemon, trainers can earn much more candy than usual during the Pokemon Go Halloween event. Every Pokemon you catch will award six Candies, which is double the normal amount.

The Professor will give you two Candies instead of one for every Pokemon you transfer to him. And your Buddy Pokemon will get you Candy four times faster than they usually do. You also receive twice the Candy you'd normally get when you hatch Eggs.

This is a lot of candy that you can earn in different ways. Niantic takes Trick-or-treating very seriously. Playing Pokemon Go during the Halloween event can boost your Pokedex quite a bit.

Pokemon Go Halloween Event Tips

First charge up your smartphone and get your powerbank(s) ready.  

Check your Poke Ball inventory. We don't know yet what Niantic how many spooky Pokemon will invade your area. You need to be ready to catch them. So go lot your local Poke Stops to fill up your Poke Balls. You can of can always Poke Balls, this is what Niantic hopes you do.

Prepare to do a lot of walking with your buddy. As you also earn double candy with egg hatching, make sure you have incubators for hatching available.

Make sure you stay save during the Halloween nights.

More Pokemon Halloween

The Pokemon company makes your Halloween even more spooky with Halloween Pokemon Pumpkin stencils. You can choose from over 20 Pokemon stencils and patterns here. The selection of stencils you can carve your Pumkin to feature Pikachu, Espurr, Gastly, Haunter and more.

There is excitement online about the Pokemon Go Halloween event. How many players will return that have left the game in the past weeks remains to be seen. The Pokemon Go Halloween event trailer has only been watched by 650,000 people on Youtube. Pokemon Go has almost dropped out of the Top 10 grossing apps on iTunes. It is just holding on to the 10th spot.

Niantic has not delivered yet new major features that the introduction trailer of Pokemon Go has shown. A lot of players have lost patience and moved on to play other games. More Pokemon News.

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