Pokemon Go goes extra scary for Halloween

Pokemon Go Halloween event 2017 and Gen 3 boost

Pokemon Go will jump forward another generation this holiday season, adding dozens of new pocket monsters to catch and collect.

Furthermore, players can also earn extra candy while they are out trick-or-treating with their Pokemon. You'll be able to catch a Pikachu while wearing a witch's hat. Catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon will earn you double sweets, and your buddy Pokemon will find candy twice as fast during the Halloween event, which ends on November 2nd at 4pm EDT.

Pokemon's third gen will introduce Ghost-type Pokemon Duskull, Dusclops, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette at the Halloween event which is starting very soon.

The announcement for the Pokemon Go event comes about a year after the first of its in-game events initiated with the first Halloween celebration, followed by the expansion of augmented reality in gaming and various other segments of the tech industry. Get a look at some of the ghostly Pokemon in the trailer above.

Pokemon Go's Halloween event will run until 9pm (BST) on Thursday 2 November.

Central Intelligence Agency bomb sniffing puppy retires after losing interest in searching for explosives
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Trainers will have the chance to pick up special boxes from the in-game shop which will contain items such as Super Incubators and Raid Passes.

Pokemon Go most recently added Mewtwo and the three Johto legendary beasts, but still has not added the entirety of generation one or two. First, you can change your avatar for the event by having it wear Mimikyu's Disguise Hat.

Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game that allows players to catch Pokemon out in the real world using their phone.

Andrew is IGN's executive editor of news and now has 244 Pokemon in his Pokedex.

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