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Pokemon GO Halloween Event Adds New Raid Boss, More Shiny Pokemon

by Liana Ruppert

The Pokemon GO Halloween event is confirmed and comes bearing a brand new Raid boss and even more Shiny Pokemon for players to earn. The festivities officially kick off on October 17 at 1 PM PDT and will run until the first of November. So what’s new? Glad you asked! 

First things first: The Pokemon GO Halloween event is adding new Shadow Pokemon to the mobile experience. As for which Shadow Pokemon will be added, the team over Niantic confirmed the following: 

  • Beedrill
  • Cacnea
  • Duskull
  • Electabuzz
  • Kakuna
  • Lapras
  • Mareep
  • Magmar
  • Nuzleaf
  • Sableye
  • Shuppet
  • Seedot
  • Trapinch 
  • Weedle

And of course, it wouldn’t be a Halloween event without some neat new cosmetic items to get into the spirit. There will be an adorable Zubat bag, an adorable Pikachu onesie, a Cubone cap, and so many more. The team also took to their Twitter to reveal even more about the upcoming event: 

According to Niantic, here’s what players can look forward to as a whole: 

    • Rescue more Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket — Be ready to rescue the following Pokémon from Team GO Rocket Grunts at PokéStops near you: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, and Duskull.
    • Thrilling threads in the Style Shop — Play dreadful dress-up with new avatar items, including a Zubat Bag, a Pikachu Onesie, a Cubone Cap, a Litwick Cap, and a Mimikyu Bag!
    • A Spooky Shiny Pokémon makes its debut — If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Yamask.
    • Don’t be scared! More Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids — Gastly, Murkrow, and more will be appearing. Making its Halloween debut is Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon!
    • Pokémon wearing creepy-cute Halloween costumes arrive in raids and in the wild! — Some Pokémon have donned costumes to celebrate Halloween this year! Look forward to Bulbasaur wearing Shedinja costumes, Charmander wearing Cubone costumes, and Squirtle wearing Yamask costumes in raids. In the wild, be on the lookout for Pikachu wearing Mimikyu costumes! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter these alarmingly adorable Pokémon as Shiny Pokémon!
    • The Pitch-Black Pokémon makes its ominous debut in Pokémon GO! Darkrai will be appearing in five-star raids!
    • Frightful and fun Field Research tasks will be available for a limited time during this event.
    • You’ve received a spooky message. Check out your Special Research when the Halloween event begins, Trainer, and you might face a Forbidden Pokémon…


    • 2× Catch Candy
    • 2× Hatch Candy
    • 2× Transfer Candy

Are you ready for the latest Pokemon GO Halloween event? Hit us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames with what you’re most excited for, as well as what you’d like to see next from the team over at Niantic. 

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!