Pokémon GO Halloween event launches this Thursday!
The Pokémon Go Halloween event begins on October 17th at 1pm PDT/9pm BST/10pm CEST, and will conclude on November 1st at 1pm PDT/9pm BST/10pm CEST.
During the event, you can rescue a variety of Pokémon from the Team Go Grunts at nearby PokéStops, including:
New avatar items will also be available, such as: Cubone and Litwick Caps, Zubat and Mimikyu bags and a Pikachu Onesie. Players will also see the debut of a new Shiny Pokémon, Shiny Yamask.
How many Pokémon can you save from Team GO Rocket?
To celebrate Halloween, more Ghost and Dark-type Pokémon will be popping up in raids, eggs and the wild. Some Pokémon will also feature new, spooky costumes for raids: Expect to see Charmander dressed as Cubone , Squirtle as Yamask, Bulbasaur as Shedinja and Pikachu as Mimikyu.
Costumed Pokémon can not evolve, but you may encounter Shiny variants of them. Additionally, Darkrai will be appearing in five-star raids during the event, along with several Field Research tasks.
Pokémon Go fans quite happy about the event since the community has been requesting events like this for a while now. This is one of the few Pokémon Go events where not all rewards are hidden in eggs, which was by far the biggest complaint about the last few events.
Rewards outside eggs: It’s super effective!
Some players are unhappy about needing to raid to earn costumed Pokémon, but there is speculation that the raids will only be two to three star raids, meaning they’ll be easy enough to solo if you got a few strong Pokémon. These events also offer candy bonuses, and this one dishes out two Catch Candies, two Hatch Candies and two Transfer Candies.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Who is the star of the Postal series?
- The Postal Guy
- The Postman
- The Postal Dude
- Postal Face
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Upcoming Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood reveal at PDXCON
Originally announced at E3, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be shown at PDXCON between October 18th and October 20th. A trailer will be shown on October 19th and Cyanide Game Director Julien Desourteaux will also reveal more information about the game on stage. Be sure to keep an eye on Paradox Interactive’s Twitch channel if you want to catch the announcements live.
Inertial Drift coming in spring 2020
Arcade racer Inertial Drift will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch in spring next year. Sporting twin-stick drifting in a 90s retro-future setting, Inertial Drift promises intense 1v1 racing.
To get an idea of what it looks like, check out the game’s announcement trailer, which exhibits precise drifting around tight corners in a head-to-head race. Published by PQube and developed by Level 91 Entertainment, the racer will feature 16 different characters with their own cars and driving styles, as well as 20 tracks for players to master.
There was a Halloween jump-scare in Batman Arkham Knight
Halloween is just around the corner, and special events have already started in a variety of games, from Borderlands 3 to Apex Legends – but none of them can compare to the most surprising Halloween event of all time, namely the hidden jump-scare in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight.
Arkham City had special content that would only appear on certain days of the year, mostly in the form of new dialogue from Calendar Man. Arkham Knight goes one step further, with a whole event that can only trigger if you play the game on Halloween – and only after a certain point in the story.
Have a traipse around Gotham on October 31st, and you might just run into Man-Bat, who will shriek in your face and probably make you jump out of your skin. This will only happen if you’ve already caught him – head to the GCPD, and you will discoiver that Dr. Langstrom has broken out – oh, and the guard will wish you a happy Halloween!