The annual event for Pokemon Go is here and Niantic has a lot in store for players this year. The festivities are officially underway and some of what you can expect includes costumed Pokemon, the debut of a new Mythical Pokemon and some new trainer outfits. You also have the chance to catch a new shiny. 

Beginning October 17, gamers can encounter Shiny Yamask in the wild. Niantic is also introducing new avatar items to the in-game shop, including a Cubone cap, Mimikyu bag and a Pikachu onesie. Team Rocket will also be expanding its lineup of Shadow Pokemon. 

You will have the chance to rescue shadow versions of the following Pokemon: 

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

From October 17 to November 1, Ghost and Dark-type Pokemon, such as Gastly and Murkrow, will appear more often in the wild and in raids. You will also have the chance to find special costume-wearing versions of Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle in raids. A Pikachu wearing a Mimikyu costume will appear in the wild. Specially themed Field and Special Research tasks will be available during the event as well. 

Niantic is introducing a new Legendary to the game as part of the 2019 Halloween event. The Pitch-Black Pokemon Darkrai will appear in five-star Raid Battles around the world. Finally, you will earn twice the amount of candy when you catch, transfer and hatch Pokemon. 

This year’s Pokemon Go Halloween Event runs until 1 PM PT on November 1. The next Community Day is taking place on November 16, but no other details have been announced yet. Pokemon Go Halloween

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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.