Popular mobile game Pokémon Go is to celebrate Halloween with an in-game event that sees an increased spawn rate for some of the spookiest creatures in the game.
Running from this Wednesday (October 26) through next Tuesday (November 1), Pokémon such as Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Haunter, Hypno and Zubat will appear more frequently for all players, while trainers will also reap the benefits of trick-or-treat season by receiving six candies – double the normal amount – for every Pokémon caught.
During the event, Professor Willow will also give players two candies for every Pokémon transferred to him, while buddy Pokémon will award four candies, rather than the usual one.
Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager at developer Niantic, said: “It’s been incredible watching people explore their neighborhoods and catch wild Pokémon all summer.”
“We would like to trick-or-treat in our own special way by giving Trainers the chance to catch more Pokémon and earn extra Candy this Halloween.”