Niantic has announced another new event for Pokemon Go. Ahead of Halloween, the studio is holding a new kind of “Catch Mastery” event on October 25, and it fittingly revolves around Ghost Pokemon.
From 8 AM to 10 PM local time that day, the Ghost-type Pokemon Drifloon will appear in the wild much more frequently than normal, and you’ll have a chance to catch a Shiny version. On top of that, Niantic will offer special Timed Research and Field Research tasks during the event. Complete these and you’ll receive various rewards, including encounters with other Ghost-type Pokemon as well as Gengar Mega Energy, making this your first chance to Mega Evolve Gengar in the game.
👻 Halloween is right around the corner, and Ghost-type Pokémon will be appearing more often! It’s time to put your catching skills to the test during the Catch Mastery: Ghost event! 👻 https://t.co/B1XVQRyhqE pic.twitter.com/GNtW2lYviG
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) October 15, 2020
There will be one more bonus to take advantage of during the Catch Mastery event. Each time you catch a Pokemon with a Nice, Great, Excellent, or curveball throw, you’ll be rewarded with extra XP. You can read more details about the event on the Pokemon Go website.