Ghosts, Size Change, And More

A Pokémon Go avatar wears a black jacket and salmon pants in a forest next to two Pokémon Go avatars wearing a Hoopa headband and a Pikachu pumpkin head.

Screenshot: Niantic

Hey, wanna listen to a ghost story? It’s brief, just a person act. Listed here you go: We’re by now at Halloween time. I can inform this not by the seasonal climate (my weather conditions application clocked a substantial of 73 F nowadays) or pumpkin beer (there’s a shortage this 12 months) but simply because Niantic not long ago unveiled the specifics of Pokémon Go’s yearly Halloween event.

The Pokémon Go Halloween Mischief Celebration, slated to operate from Friday, October 15 by means of the end of the month, is damaged into two unique phrases. The 1st, “Creepy Companions,” wraps up on Oct 22, at which issue the 2nd, “Ghoulish Pals,” starts. Each section capabilities unique Pokémon you can run into by using wild encounters or raids. In the course of “Ghoulish Pals,” some of people Pokémon will be equipped to make use of a new size-modify mechanic.

Right here are all the Pokémon you can operate into by means of wild encounters in the course of the 1st phase: Zubat, Drowsy, Misdreavus, Gastly, Spinarak, Shuppet, Stunky, Woobat, Gothita, and Yamask. You can also operate into “Halloween Mischief” versions of Pikachu and Piplup, which are essentially the similar variations of all those Pokémon other than with silly small hats. The 5-star raid options an altered-type Giratina, although the mega raid capabilities Mega Gengar.

The 2nd stage, in the meantime, characteristics Gastly, Murkrow, Misdreavus, Shuppet, Litwick, Yamask, Haunter, Purrloin, Phantump, and Pumpkaboo (who can demonstrate up in 4 measurements). All those foolish-hat-putting on Pikachu and Piplup also appear. The five-star raid stars Darkrai. Mega Absol is the mega raid Pokémon.

During both phases, you can hatch Spinarak, Misdreavus, Litwick, and Shuppet from 7km eggs. After Phantump is released in “Ghoulish Pals,” you will be capable to hatch all those, as well.

Together with all of this, you can nab Halloween-themed things for your avatar, including a Hoopa headband and a Pikachu pumpkin head that’s the stuff of nightmares. But the definitely tooth-chattering factor right here is the rate at which Pokémon Go is zipping by seasonal functions, an undeniable mark of time’s ineffable move. Scary stuff.


Originally posted 2021-11-11 12:56:41.