Pokemon Go: Earn Extra Candy in Halloween Event

An upcoming Halloween event will allow players to earn extra Pokemon Candy and catch more "spooky" Pokemon than normal for a limited time.

Niantic previewed a Halloween event coming to Pokemon Go, which will allow players to earn extra Pokemon Candy and catch more “spooky” Pokemon than normal for a limited time.

Specifically, from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, the game will have “increased global encounters” of Drowzee, Gastly, Gengar, Golbat, Haunter, Hypno and Zubat.

In addition, for every Pokemon players capture during this event (including non-spooky Pokemon), they will receive six Pokemon Candy instead of three. On top of that, when players transfer Pokemon to the professor during this event, they will receive two Pokemon Candy instead of one.

Finally, as players train their Buddy Pokemon during this Halloween event, they will receive four Pokemon Candy instead of one.

In a statement, Tatsuo Nomura, senior product manager at Niantic, commented:

It’s been incredible watching people explore their neighborhoods and catch wild Pokemon all summer. We would like to trick-or-treat in our own special way by giving trainers the chance to catch more Pokemon and earn extra candy this Halloween.

Pokemon Go is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.