Pokémon Go is celebrating the Halloween season by bringing out its spookier Pokémon for trainers to catch. The spooky season is also giving the Generation 4 legendary Giratina a chance to make its debut.
Spooky scary Spiritombs.
The new event has an official post from the Pokémon Go website:
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.
In addition to the ability to find more spooky Pokémon, there are a few other tricks and treats. Professor Willow, the Pokémon Professor of Pokémon Go, has found a strange stone, and is now experiencing strange happenings around his lab. Could it be a Pokémon? Given that this is Pokémon, the answer is most likely yes.
In addition to all the basic Ghost and Dark-types roaming around, a particularly powerful one is making its debut. Giratina, the Renegade Pokémon, is a Ghost and Dragon-type legendary Pokémon who played a big role in the Generation 4 DS game Pokémon Platinum and had top billing on the game’s box art. Giratina will appear in Raid Battles and will stick for a good amount of time, returning to the Distortion World on November 20 at 1:00 p.m. PST.
Finally, trainers themselves will get to join in and dress up for the Halloween season. A variety of items themed around Ghost-type Pokémon are available in the Style Shop. Trainers can don a Drifloon hat or Gengar backpack to help complete that Halloween look!
The Halloween fun lasts until November 1, 1:00 p.m. PDT.