Alright, Trainers, brace yourselves because Halloween 2023 is practically knocking on our doors, and you know what that means, Niantic and Pokémon GO are cooking up something wickedly fun. This year, the Halloween extravaganza will be a two-parter, jam-packed with a whole slew of surprises, including new Pokémon debuts, exclusive bonuses, and even a Team Go Rocket takeover.
Halloween in Pokémon GO isn’t just a day, it’s a season. An eerie, delightful season that gets all of us Trainers fired up for the festivities. This year, the haunting celebration is a two-fold experience. Part 1 kicks off on October 19 and goes until October 26, 2023. Not to be outdone, Part 2 picks right back up on October 26 and runs through the witching hour of Halloween night itself, October 31.
So, what can you expect? Well, Niantic is keeping their cauldron of secrets well-stirred, but we’ve got some leaked intel that’s bound to send shivers down your spine. The Pokemod group has spotted some new assets in the game’s code, and it’s got new Shadow Pokémon written all over it.
Why should you care about the new Shadow Pokémon? Simple, they’re coming in hot for the Halloween Part 2 Team Go Rocket Takeover event. That’s right, Team Go Rocket is plotting yet another world domination plan, and they’re bringing along a fresh gang of shadowy critters. Get ready to face Shadow Barboach, Whiscash, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Drilbur, and Excadrill. If that doesn’t get your Poke-heart racing, we don’t know what will.
Pokemon Go Asset Update
New shadow families added:
1. Halloween 2023
2. Fashionweek 2023
3. Dia de muertos 2023 Flower pic.twitter.com/Aoz4rCy2DX
— The Pokemod Group (@thepokemodgroup) September 29, 2023
As if that’s not enough, it’s almost ‘confirmed’ that the Greavard is making an appearance. But here’s the million-Pokécoin question, what about Mimikyu? Will this fan-favorite make its grand entrance this Halloween? Only time (and maybe a few more leaks) will tell.
So, Trainers, what’s your game plan for this Halloween season in Pokémon GO? Whatever’s in store, brace yourselves, this event is shaping up to be an absolute must-experience thriller.