‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Halloween Event Features Uncommon Pokemon Monsters, More Candy Rewards

By RG Ferrer , Updated Oct 25, 2016 07:14 AM EDT
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"Pokemon Go" will hold its first holiday-themed event perfect for the upcoming Halloween. Niantic recently unveiled details of its Halloween gaming event that will feature more candy bonuses and uncommon Pokemon monsters.

Gamers will soon experience Niantic's own version of a "Trick or Treat" event in "Pokemon Go." An announcement posted on the mobile gaming app's official website teased of the Halloween event's reward matrix and the spooky Pokemon monsters that will soon appear in the wild.

As a special treat, Niantic has introduced double candy rewards during the "Pokemon Go" Halloween challenge. Players can receive six candies when catching Pokemon creatures during the fright-filled holiday.

Players can also take advantage of the higher candy rewards during Pokemon transfer transactions with Professor Willow. With Niantic's Halloween event, gamers will receive two candies instead of only one piece.

Meanwhile, the game's Buddy Pokemon feature will also reward players with four times its normal candy bonus. Gamers can opt to have a Pokemon monster travel alongside its trainer for a candy reward of four pieces.

With the upcoming Halloween holiday, the gaming event will not be complete without the appearance of several scary looking Pokemon creatures. In Niantic's announcement, the company promised more Pokemon spawning specifically of spooky characters such as Haunter, Gastly and Gengar.

"Pokemon Go" players will also encounter more Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee and Hypno Pokemon monsters in the wild. These creatures represent a mix of flying, ghostly and psychic type monsters.

In other news, one of the popular Pokemon tracking systems namely FastPokeMap is back online after recent technical issues, Express reported. Players can opt to make use of the said third party app to help them in their search for "Pokemon Go" creatures.

At this time, it is still unclear if Niantic will decide to ban FastPokeMap from "Pokemon Go." The company has already removed several similar Pokemon tracking applications in the previous months.

"Pokemon Go's" Halloween event will start on Oct. 26, Wednesday and will end on Nov. 1, Tuesday. Watch the game's special event trailer below:

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