Update: Trainers, Niantic and Pokemon GO announced the time when the Rare Candy and Rare Candy XL bonus goes live. It starts at 10 AM local time.
Hi Pena, appreciate your message! The chances to earn Rare Candy or Rare Candy XL from costumed Pokémon caught are active from 10 a.m. Give it another shot after that time and share your experience with us! Thanks! ^MP
— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) October 30, 2023
Previous Story: Trainers, we’ve got breaking news from the Pokémon GO community that’s less treat and more trick this Halloween 2023. It looks like Niantic and Pokémon GO have completely overlooked activating the promised Rare Candy and Rare Candy XL bonus for catching costumed Pokémon. This important update comes from a dedicated Pokémon GO player in New Zealand, who already rolled into October 31, 2023, and reported zero bonus items after catching over a hundred costumed Pokémon.
The Halloween 2023 event in Pokémon GO promised players a fantastic opportunity to accumulate Rare Candy and Rare Candy XL. Given the time-zone advantage, players in New Zealand typically serve as early testers for new Pokémon GO events and bonuses. Unfortunately, in this case, they’ve reported a glaring oversight, the complete absence of the highly anticipated Rare Candy and Rare Candy XL rewards.
This is significant news for the Pokémon GO player community globally. Many trainers had strategically planned to grind for these bonuses, especially those who are enthusiastic about stocking up on Rare Candy and Rare Candy XL. For someone who allocated their day to take advantage of this particular event, it’s both disappointing and a waste of precious gaming time.
Urgent action is required from Niantic and Pokémon GO to address this issue immediately. Huge thanks to our New Zealand Pokémon GO players for serving as our frontline scouts on this. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we have more information.