Pokemon GO Halloween

Pokémon GO is the augmented reality game that got thousands of people around the world off of their couches and out of their homes. Unfortunately, after the game reached its peak popularity over the summer, the number of people still playing has started to dwindle.

For those who are still playing the game, however, Niantic Labs has announced that from October 26 through November 1 there will be additional “treats” to celebrate Halloween…

Starting on October 26, you will receive double the amount of candies that you normally receive from catching, hatching, and transferring Pokémon in the game. And if you’re using the “buddy” feature in the game, you will be able to “earn Candy four times as fast.”

Also, during this time period, there will be a higher chance that you will come across a Gastly, Gengar, Haunter, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, and Hypno.

In addition to the Halloween event announcement, a Pokémon GO update (version 0.43.3) is currently rolling out for Android. The following is the official changelog:

  • Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokémon.
  • Low battery indicator added for the Pokémon GO Plus.
  • Minor text fixes

If you don’t want to wait for the update to come to your phone through the Google Play Store, you can grab it from APKMirror and sideload it yourself.


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Justin Duino

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