Pokemon GO debuted more than five years ago. As an augmented reality game, players were able to interact with Pokemon in ways never before possible. While the mobile game may not be as popular as it once was, many players continue to log in on a daily basis to catch Pokemon. Niantic’s developers recently announced an exciting update for the game.
Niantic revealed a slew of new content for Pokemon GO in a blog post on the game’s website. This new update, dubbed Halloween Mischief, focuses on introducing spooky new Pokemon and Evolutions to the game. The event is divided into two parts, according to the developer: Creepy Companions and Ghoulish Pals.
Creepy Companions, Part 1 of this Halloween Mischief event, focuses on Psychic-type and Poison-type Pokemon and runs from October 15 to October 22. The addition of a new Evolution is one of the highlights of the first week of this event.
Players will be able to evolve Galarian Slowpoke into Galarian Slowking once the event begins. Players must set the Galarian Slowpoke as a buddy and catch 30 Psychic-type Pokemon to evolve this Pokemon. While the Halloween Mischief event lasts only two weeks, the Galarian Slowpoke Evolution will remain in the game after the event has ended.
Following the conclusion of Part 1 of the Halloween Mischief event, the developers continue to add new content as Part 2, Ghoulish Pals, introduces never-before-seen Pokemon into the wild. This second half of the event, which runs from October 22 to October 31, increases the chances of encountering Ghost-type Pokemon. Pumpkaboo and Phantump are also being added to the mobile game by the developers.
In addition to these new Pokemon, Evolutions for both new Pokemon are now available. Pumpkaboo can evolve into Gourgeist, and Phantump can evolve into Trevenant. Pumpkaboo is also available in four different sizes in the game.
These are just a few of the highlights of the massive Pokemon GO update. Aside from the new Pokemon and Evolutions, players can also take part in other Halloween-themed events such as the Halloween Cup and a Special Raid Weekend.
There are also Special Research stories about the legendary Pokemon Hoopa. Furthermore, the in-game shop will have several spooky items for avatars, as well as new costumed Pokemon and a spooky theme for Lavender Town. The Halloween Mischief event lasts from October 15 to October 31.
Aside from the upcoming Pokemon GO event, other games have Halloween-themed events planned for the rest of the month. Apex Legends’ Monsters Within event begins today, bringing new cosmetics and the Shadow Royale mode. Furthermore, Call of Duty: Warzone is hosting The Haunting, a Halloween event that is expected to give Verdansk a spooky look and offer new skins such as Ghostface from the Scream franchise.