Pokemon GO is very much a community-driven experience, with in-person events appearing across the country since its release back in 2016, so it’s fair to expect it to have an annual Halloween event. However, with the first week of October coming to a close without a relevant announcement from Niantic, the possibility of such an event has been less than certain. Today, however, a leaked screenshot from an email newsletter seems to confirm that Pokemon GO will follow in the tradition of years past and host a Halloween event for 2018.
The screenshot-in-question shows a Spanish-language newsletter that circulated through subscribers’ inboxes recently, which then made its way over to TheSilphRoad subreddit. The text gives vague details about what players can expect from this year’s Pokemon GO Halloween event, yet stops short of providing any specific start date.
Translated to English, the newsletter reads, “Breaking news! Breaking news, trainers. Professor Willow reports that spooky events have occurred nearby. Could they be the work of a Ghost-type Pokemon? Stay tuned to find out.”
In classic Nintendo fashion, the bulletin provides the slightest, yet undeniably intriguing, hint at what’s to come. It’s clear that the event will focus on a Ghost-type Pokemon, but it’s tough to extract anything else from the brief tease.
The news follows closely on the tail of the announcement for Pokemon GO‘s Psychic Spectacular event, which came via an in-game notification yesterday. The event will run from today until October 14 and will give players the chance to earn a Gold Psychic Badge. Further, the October 14 end date may provide a clue as to when the Halloween event could arrive.
October may or may not bring a Pokemon GO Halloween event, but what it is bringing for sure are new Field Research Quests, which we’ve compiled as a list to make things easier for those looking to get their hands on the October Field Research Breakthrough Reward, the legendary Water-type Suicune.
Pokemon GO is available now on Android and iOS devices.