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New Pokemon Go Halloween Event Confirmed After Leakage

Niantic kicked off Pokemon Go's festivities in October with an event dedicated to Psychic Pokemon, but it appears that a…

Niantic kicked off Pokemon Go’s festivities in October with an event dedicated to Psychic Pokemon, but it appears that a Halloween event is also featured in the cards this month. Dataminer Chrales has discovered dialogue in Pokemon Island’s network traffic, indicating that Halloween themes and clothes are on its way, as well as a new Special Research task. Update: Niantic has confirmed that Pokemon Go’s Halloween event returns, and it will contain a special research task for getting Spiritomb.]

So far, every Special Research mission in Pokemon Go led to a meeting with a mythical Pokemon, but according to Chrales latest discovery, it seems like the next circle around Spiritomb &#821

1; a Ghost / Dark Pokemon introduced in Gen. 4. With Halloween just around the corner, Spiritomb is a suitable choice to add to the game, and it seems that one aspect of its task will mean capturing 108 Pokemon – a reference to Spiritomb’s Pokedex post, which says it was formed by 108 spirits.

In addition to the Special Research mission, Chrales has found data for a new Gengar theme hat, backpack and shirt, as well as clothing options based on Drifloon, Drifblim and Mismagius – three other Ghost Pokemon, first introduced in Gen. 4. It is presumably assumed that The three samples also begin to appear in the game durin G Halloween event, although Niantic has not yet confirmed.

Niantic has hosted a Halloween event for Pokemon Go every year since the game was launched for the first time in 2016. During last year’s event, players had their first chance to capture Gen 3 Ghost Pokemon like Sableye, Duskull and Banette, as well as a special Pikachu wearing a witch hat. The developer also usually offers other bonuses during his Halloween event, such as twice as much Candy to capture or transfer Pokemon.

October has been a particularly busy month for Pokemon Go. Niantic recently rolled the first wave of Gen 4 Pokemon into the game, so players around the world can now capture the Sinnoh launches Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup, as well as a handful of other Sinnoh native Pokemon in the wild. Three Gen 4 samples – Pachirisu, Chatot and Carnivine – are however exclusive for certain areas. Here’s where you can find them.

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