The team at Niantic have had one heck of a year while working on the Pokemon Go mobile application. Pokemon Go is, of course, one of the largest mobile games in the world. Utilizing augmented reality in order to bring Pokemon out into the real world, Pokemon Go has been capable of pulling in gamers from every corner of the globe. Still, there have been some big problems with disorganized events and lackluster responses to changes to the gym system. Even with these struggles Niantic is rebounding in a big way with their annual Halloween event. The Pokemon Company recently put out a statement regarding the event and it should get fans of the game excited.
The original data leak regarding the Halloween event came on a release through the Pokemon Company’s primary website. A small section dedicated to the overarching plans for the franchise throughout 2017 made mention of a Halloween event. The page had a small teaser, “Plenty of good stuff is coming to the game later this October and we can’t wait to get out and about to see what sort of excitement we can scare up while catching new Pokemon to fill our Pokedex.” The statement had fans instantly cutting to the idea of a full scale Generation III release during the Halloween series. Niantic has been focused on slowly integrating Gen III Pokemon into their mobile, augmented reality game and fans are starting to expect more out of their events. This little message regarding the Halloween event hasn’t been verified by Niantic or the Pokemon Company.
Fans interested in following the event will have to pay close attention in order to take advantage of this year’s offerings. With so little completely verified there could be something new coming out. Last year the Halloween event improved catch rates for three ghost types: Ghastly, Haunter and Gengar. The above message alludes to a complete release for Gen III and if that happens than perhaps more ghost types will be added to the event such as Duskull, Dusclops and Sableye.
Last year’s Halloween event was announced officially on October 21 and then it went live on October 26th before rolling all the way through the first day of November. So if fans expect any kind of consistency out of Niantic then they’ll keep their eyes open for this section of the calendar. Right now everything is just speculation.