Walking around while trick-or-treating is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this year’s Pokémon GO in-game Halloween Event.

Halloween is an exciting time of the year, for kids and adults alike. Free candy, fun costumes, and spooky themes for the games you already know and love. 

Walking around while trick-or-treating is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of this year’s Pokémon GO in-game Halloween Event. 

The Halloween event will feature new Pokémon characters and special bonuses for players. If your kids play during Halloween or any other day, always follow safe guidelines for safe Pokemon GO play

There are a lot of exciting things that players may have already noticed and should start looking for.

Pokémon GO Halloween Event

 Most of the Generation 3 Pokémon won’t be available until as early as December, but there are a few new Pokémon characters that are available now for this special event, including:

  • Duskull
  • Dusclops
  • Sableye
  • Shuppet
  • Banette


Players should also look out for a special Halloween Pikachu with a witch hat and a Mimikyu Disguise Hat for their trainer.

Dark-type Pokémon are spawning faster than normal, so there will be more available to catch. Players will be awarded with double candy for playing with a friend, as well as catching, transferring, and hatching Pokémon.

 To see everything you can expect from the Pokémon GO event and rarity charts, check out this list.

 With all the excitement surrounding this Halloween event, it’s more important than ever for you and your kids to know how to avoid the stranger danger that is associated with playing Pokémon GO.

Parents, take a look at these five tips that can help kids stay away from strangers.


Halloween Safety

As fun as Halloweens is, there’s also something nerve wracking about kids walking around in the dark, taking candy from strangers.

Kids of all ages will be excited by the costumes and distracted by the candy, but these safety tips will help your family avoid any accidents on Halloween.

For Parents

  • Try not to get too distracted by the Pokemon GO Halloween Event! – be aware of your surroundings.
  • Make sure children under 12 years old are trick-or-treating with an adult or a mature older friend or sibling.
  • Instruct mature kids who are trick-or-treating alone to stick to areas that they know well, you are comfortable with, or are within a few blocks from home.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street & always hold the hands of younger kids.
  • Walk on sidewalks any time they’re available or stay as close to the side of the road as possible.
  • Give kids Glo-Sticks or reflective stickers so they are visible to drivers.
  • Choose non-toxic face paint because masks can obstruct kids’ vision.
  • Scan your child’s candy for anything unwrapped, opened, or suspicious looking.

For Drivers

  • On Halloween night, turn on your headlights as soon as it starts to get dark.
  • Drive especially slow through neighborhoods and in/out of driveways.
  • Eliminate distractions – you can never predict what a child will do, so stay alert!
  • Discourage inexperienced teens from driving by offering them a ride instead.

With a few safety precautions, this Halloween can definitely be the highlight of your child’s fall season!


For more information about Pokémon GO Safety: 

Guidelines For Safe Pokémon GO Play

5 Stranger-Danger Tips for Pokémon GO

About Kate Carr

Kate Carr is a recent grad from the University of Vermont with a degree in Psychology. She's interested in social marketing and is the Editorial Content Associate for Zift. 

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