Ghost Type Pokemon Coming In 'Pokemon Go' Halloween Update


After multiple leaks earlier this week, Niantic has now officially confirmed that Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire are coming to Pokemon Go, plus a special new Pikachu.

Those of you itching for the whole roster of next-generation Pokemon will have to wait a little longer, though: Niantic says gen three will gradually start around December. When you do so, you'll earn extra candy while you trick or treat with your Buddy Pokemon.

We'll have to see if any other surprises are in store this Halloween in Pokemon Go! .

Pokemon Go's Halloween event will run until 9pm (BST) on Thursday 2 November.

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Other datamining efforts also found evidence for the inclusion of shiny-ghost Pokemon, although these may be being kept back for another goal. Catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon will earn you double sweets, and your buddy Pokemon will find candy twice as fast during the Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd at 4pm EDT. The company says "a number of Ghost-type Pokemon originally discovered in the Hoenn region" will arrive as part of the event, including "Sableye, Banette, and others". "Finally, players will be able to wear the all-new avatar item, Mimikyu's Disguise Hat, created in the likeness of the mysterious Disguise Pokemon Mimikyu".

The in-game shop carries unique boxes containing Raid Passes, Super Incubators and more.

Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that allows players to catch Pokemon out in the real world using their phone. You can't tell if a Pokemon is shiny until you enter a match with it, and they're incredibly rare finds!