Pokemon Go News: Halloween Special and Giratina Confirmed

Halloween is coming next week, and finally Niantic will be having a decent event coming to Pokemon Go in 2018. Not as big as previous years, we do get a new raid boss in Giratina, new gen 4 Pokemon in Driftloon, Stunky, with Driftloon having a chance to be shiny. There will also be a Special Research from Professor Willow, featuring Spiritomb. Like previous years, we do have 2x catch candy, which will be very nice!

Official Niantic Blog:

Do you feel a change in the breeze? A chill down your spine? Pokémon GO Halloween is back for a spooky good time! Ghost-type and Dark-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, such as Drifloon and Stunky, join in on the fun, which begins on October 23 at 1:00 p.m. PDT! And, because you can’t have tricks without any treats, Trainers will be able to earn double Candy for every Pokémon caught until November 1 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

 

During this event, it seems Professor Willow will need your help on some limited-time Special Research. He stumbled across an odd stone one day and has been experiencing strange happenings around his lab ever since! Could a Pokémon be causing this ruckus? Complete Special Research tasks and find out before whatever it is goes away! You’ll also be able to enjoy Field Research featuring Ghost-type and Dark-type Pokémon throughout the event.

Plus, the Renegade Pokémon, Giratina, will make its first appearance in Raid Battles! This Ghost- and Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region has emerged from the Distortion World for an extended time, so challenge it before it leaves on November 20 at 1:00 p.m. PST!

 

Feeling extra creepy and kooky? New avatar items featuring Ghost-type Pokémon are now available in the Style Shop! From a Drifloon Cap to a Gengar Backpack, you can show your love for these Pokémon all year round.

Steel your nerves and get ready for some strange and scary fun times! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

What do you guys think of the event? I am excited for Giratina, but a little underwhelmed with the news myself, though that could be because we have been getting spoiled as a community lately.

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