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Pokémon GO Shadow Gastly, Shadow Haunter, and Shadow Gengar assets added, a sneak peek into Halloween 2023 event

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.

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.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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