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‘Pokemon Go’: List of Increased Spawns During Halloween Event

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The Pokemon Go Halloween event began on Wednesday, October 26th. (Niantic)

Pokemon Go is currently in the midst of a special event to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year. During the mobile game’s Halloween spectacular, not only is it easier to rack up candy, but certain scary Pokemon spawn more often. Which Pokemon have these increased spawns, exactly?

Seven Pokemon were confirmed to be getting increased spawns in Niantic’s official announcement, but a few others seem to be included in that pack. As observed by users over on the Pokemon Go Reddit, here are the Pokemon currently believed to be included in the “spooky” category and which will be showing up more often during the next week:

  • Cubone
  • Drowzee
  • Gastly
  • Gengar
  • Golbat
  • Haunter
  • Hypno
  • Marowak
  • Meowth
  • Zubat

In particular, it seems Cubone is popping up the most frequently out of that list, although that’s mainly just based on anecdotal experience from a variety of gamers. Several of these Pokemon are normally a bit hard to come by depending on what area you’re playing the game in, and so if any of them are missing from your Pokedex, you’ll definitely want to get out there and start hunting between now and November 1st.

Aside from the increased Pokemon spawns, during the Halloween event, it is also much easier to stock up on candy. That’s because catching, transferring and hatching Pokemon gives you double the amount of candy as usual, but even better, walking buddy Pokemon gives you candy four times as fast. Getting out there and exploring your neighborhood will net you buckets and buckets of candy, just as is the case with Halloween itself.

This is the first special event to come to Pokemon Go since the game launched back in July, and it comes as the game has gradually declined in popularity and is now populated mainly by hardcore fans. It remains to be seen if events like these can win some casual gamers back, especially if more events pop up for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Pokemon Go is now available for iOS and Android devices. The game’s Halloween event began on October 26th and it runs through November 1st.

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