Specific Pokemon will also appear more frequently during the Halloween event.
Niantic announced today that from Wednesday, October 26, through Tuesday, November 1, Pokemon Go players will have the opportunity to encounter Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno, and Zubat more frequently. Additionally, since a staple of Halloween is candy, players will be able to earn more. When catching a Pokemon, players will earn six candies instead of three, monsters transferred to the professor will net you two instead of one, and Buddy Pokemon will earn four candies instead of one.
"It's been incredible watching people explore their neighborhoods and catch wild Pokemon all summer," said Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager at Niantic, Inc. "We would like to trick-or-treat in our own special way by giving Trainers the chance to catch more Pokemon and earn extra Candy this Halloween."
"The excitement of Pokemon's 20-year celebration continues this Halloween with the first-ever in-game Pokemon GO event," said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokemon Company International. "We anticipate seeing many Pokemon-themed costumes during this anniversary year, and now Trainers can add Pokemon GO to their trick-or-treat route to receive Candy and add some of the spookier Pokemon to their Pokedex."