The Pokemon GO Halloween Event is in full swing, bringing plenty of tricks and treats to trainers. One part of the special event is the ability to catch a Pikachu wearing a witch’s hat. However, players have discovered that Pichu is also rocking the same costume this year.
By hatching 2 KM eggs during the event, players have a chance to hatch a Pichu wearing the same witch hat as its evolved counterpart. It’s interesting to note that Pichu got similar treatment for a previous special event. When Pokemon GO celebrated its one year anniversary, players could catch a Pikachu wearing Ash Ketchum’s hat from the animated TV show. Pichu also got into the action, again by hatching from eggs with the same iconic cap. We might be seeing a trend here.
The Pokemon GO Halloween event adds double Candy rewards for catching, hatching, and transferring Pokemon. Trainers will also be able to obtain special boxes containing items such as Raid Passes and Super Incubators from the in-game shop. Additionally, there will be a variety of spooky Pokemon permeating the game, including Ghastly, Cubone, Misdreavus, and Houndour, along with new Hoenn-based Pokemon like Sableye, Banette, and Duskull. This marks the first time Pokemon from the Hoenn region have been available to encounter and capture. This is because Niantic is slowly introducing Generation 3 Pokemon to the game as a part of the event.
Those who are going after these new Pokemon should keep an eye out for a rare shiny Sableye that has been spotted lurking about. Players have confirmed its inclusion by posting their finds online, and Sableye is the first confirmed shiny variation of the new Generation 3 Pokemon thus far. Whether more will be added to the future is unclear at this time, but just like Witch Hat Pichu, this shiny variant was an unannounced addition to the event.
Pokemon GO is out now on Android and iOS.