Pokemon Go Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Pokemon Go RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Pokemon GO Fest 2021 Dates Confirm July Celebrations https://www.gameskinny.com/eofdm/pokemon-go-fest-2021-dates-confirm-july-celebrations https://www.gameskinny.com/eofdm/pokemon-go-fest-2021-dates-confirm-july-celebrations Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:57:04 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Pokemon GO Fest is returning in 2021, The Pokemon Company and developer Niantic have announced. The two-day festivities will kick off on July 17 and conclude on July 18, a full week earlier than Pokemon GO Fest 2020. Like that celebration, though, this year's event again appears to be completely remote and all-digital, with it being described as "global." 

Outside of revealing the dates for Pokemon Go Fest, neither Niantic nor The Pokemon Company provided any further details for the event. However, a blog post regarding the announcement mentioned that this year is the 25th anniversary of Pokemon and the fifth anniversary of Pokemon GO. With that in mind, the post says that fans "won't want to miss Pokemon GO Fest 2021." 

Whatever is in store will come at a later date. Pricing for the event was not provided, though tickets for 2020's festival cost $14.99. It's safe to expect similar pricing this year as well. 

Pokemon GO's latest event begins on April 29 and is a crossover with the upcoming Pokemon Snap. GO players will be tasked to complete photography challenges and claim Pokemon Snap related rewards. 

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New Pokemon Snap Celebrations Abound for Pokemon GO https://www.gameskinny.com/622dd/new-pokemon-snap-celebrations-abound-for-pokemon-go https://www.gameskinny.com/622dd/new-pokemon-snap-celebrations-abound-for-pokemon-go Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:57:15 -0400 David Carcasole

New Pokemon Snap will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on April 30, but that good news isn't just for Switch fans. Pokemon GO players will also be able to get in on the Pokemon-photography action with a special event set in the Lental region from April 29 to May 2, 2021. 

The event begins at 10 a.m. local time and ends at 8 p.m. local time on those days. 

Inspired by New Pokemon Snap, this event will be photography-based, and players can expect to see different pokemon from many different habitats either in the wild or on raids. Pokemon include Lotad, Cacnea, Ducklett, Vaporeon, Meganium, and Trapinch. Players will have an even greater chance to acquire a Shiny Smeargle, and a camera avatar and camera-themed sticker will be available in the shop and at PokeStops. 

On top of all that, there will even be Field Research and Timed Research exclusive to this event focused on taking cute Pokemon snapshots.  

Needless to say, it is a very exciting time to be a Pokemon fan, as the IP continues to grow and quality content continues to be added to games like Pokemon GO

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Pokemon GO Kanto Tour Offers Chance at Catching Shiny Mew https://www.gameskinny.com/qjdz1/pokemon-go-kanto-tour-offers-chance-at-catching-shiny-mew https://www.gameskinny.com/qjdz1/pokemon-go-kanto-tour-offers-chance-at-catching-shiny-mew Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:08:17 -0500 Josh Broadwell

The Pokemon GO Kanto Tour kicks off February 20 at 9 a.m. local time, and Niantic shared a bit more information about the event, including one very special reward.

The Kanto Tour includes a Special Research event built around the original 150 Pokemon and clues about a mysterious Kanto Pokemon that won't be too mysterious if you're familiar with the region. Completing it leads you to a Shiny Ditto, but it also unlocks Kanto's Masterwork Research.

Masterwork Research is a brand-new, intensive research type where finishing just the first step involves getting the Kanto platinum medal. Some of the required tasks include:

  • Reach level 40
  • Catch 30 Pokemon of each type
  • Spin 151 unique PokéStops
  • Walk 151 km

Finishing the Kanto Masterwork Research unlocks an encounter with Shiny Mew.

The Kanto Tour's 10 new Collection Challenges aim to re-create the original quest of catching 'em all. In addition to raids, research, and evolution, there's an incense and trade challenge, both of which feature different methods of obtaining version-specific challenges depending on which Kanto Tour ticket players are using. Trading is required to obtain all the event's Pokemon.

The other five challenges are based on five locations from Kanto:

  • Pallet Town Challenge
  • Pewter City Challenge
  • Cerulean City Challenge
  • Fuchsia City Challenge
  • Pokemon League Challenge

These are all in hourly rotation and feature music inspired by each location. Here's the Kanto Tour rotation schedule (all in local time):

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Pallet Town
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Pewter City
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Cerulean City
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Fuchsia City
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Pokemon League
  • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Pallet Town
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Pewter City
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Cerulean City
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Fuchsia City
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Pokemon League
  • 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.: Pokemon from all previous hours

[Source: Niantic]

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Hoenn Takes the Spotlight in New Pokemon GO Event https://www.gameskinny.com/cfam6/hoenn-takes-the-spotlight-in-new-pokemon-go-event https://www.gameskinny.com/cfam6/hoenn-takes-the-spotlight-in-new-pokemon-go-event Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:36:21 -0500 Josh Broadwell

The Hoenn region is Pokemon GO's next stop on the countdown to the Kanto Tour. From January 19 at 10 a.m. local time through January 24 at the 8 p.m. local time, trainers can look forward to a number of Hoenn-themed Pokemon GO events, from Field Research tasks to legendary Pokemon and more.

Many iconic Hoenn Pokemon will appear more often during the event, including these:

  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Taillow
  • Loudred
  • Nosepass
  • Aron
  • Meditite
  • Roselia
  • Carvanha
  • Numel
  • Baltoy

Raids get a Hoenn makeover for the event. One star raids include:

  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Ralts
  • Aron
  • Bagon

Three star raids feature:

  • Grumpig
  • Breloom
  • Mawile
  • Spinda
  • Absol

And five star raids are where players can catch Hoenn's two flagship legendary Pokemon, Kyogre and Groudon.

The starters, Plusle, Minun, Wailmer, and Aron are the focus of special Field Research tasks, and the event also includes some Timed Research tasks revolving around Kyogre and Groudon. Completing the Timed Research tasks unlocks an encounter with a Rayquaza that knows Hurricane and may be Shiny Rayquaza.

Finally, any Metang that evolve (into Metagross) during the event will learn Meteor Mash, a move that was once a Community Day exclusive.

Johto takes the spotlight after Hoenn leaves, so stay tuned for more Pokemon GO news.

[Source: Niantic]

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Pokemon GO Celebrates New Year's with Legendary Raids, Spotlights, More https://www.gameskinny.com/g7n7h/pokemon-go-celebrates-new-years-with-legendary-raids-spotlights-more https://www.gameskinny.com/g7n7h/pokemon-go-celebrates-new-years-with-legendary-raids-spotlights-more Wed, 23 Dec 2020 13:25:16 -0500 Josh Broadwell

2021 is just around the corner, and Niantic has some big Pokemon GO New Year's plans to celebrate during the whole month of January.

From December 31 through January 4, Pokemon GO celebrates New Year's with Pokemon appearing in festive party costumes. New avatar items make their way to the in-game store, and the chance to encounter party-hat Pokemon returns.

First up is a special Breakthrough Research Encounter. From January 1 at 1 p.m. PST through February 1 at the same time, Chancey will show up in Research Breakthroughs.

January also a new legendary five-star Raid each week with special Mega Raids alongside. Here's the schedule:

January 1 at 1 p.m. PST through January 5 at 10 a.m. local time

  • Ho-Oh appears in five-star Raids. May be shiny Ho-Oh.

January 5 at 10 a.m. local time through January 12 at 10 a.m. local time.

  • Genesect will appear in five-star Raids holding a Burn Drive
  • Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and Mega Abomasnow appear in Mega Raids

January 12 at 10 a.m. local time through January 19 at 10 a.m. local time:

  • Heatran appears in five-star Raids. May be shiny Heatran.

January 19 at 10 a.m. local time through January 26 at 10 a.m. local time:

  • Kyogre and Groudon appear in five-star raids. May be shiny Kyogre or shiny Groudon.
  • "A certain Mega Evolved Pokemon" appears in Mega Raids for the first time on January 19. Niantic will release more information as the date draws near, and we'll update once that happens.

January 26 at 10 a.m. local time:

  • Surprise Pokemon appears in five-star Raids

Each week, starting January 5, features a Spotlight Pokemon and special catch-related bonus.

  • January 5 — Lilipup Spotlight, earn double Stardust for catching Pokemon
  • January 12 — Drifloon Spotlight, earn double XP for catching Pokemon
  • January 19 — Shroomish Spotlight, earn double Candy for catching Pokemon
  • January 26 — Phanpy Spotlight, earn double Candy for transferring Pokemon

All this is leading up to the Pokemon GO Kanto Tour, and Niantic plans several regional-themed celebrations and collection challenges on top of all the January celebrations.

[Source: Niantic]

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Pokemon GO's Kanto Tour Celebrates the Series' Roots in 2021 https://www.gameskinny.com/mecim/pokemon-gos-kanto-tour-celebrates-the-series-roots-in-2021 https://www.gameskinny.com/mecim/pokemon-gos-kanto-tour-celebrates-the-series-roots-in-2021 Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:00:01 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Pokemon GO turns five in 2021, and Niantic is going back to the series’ roots to celebrate with the Pokemon GO Kanto Tour virtual event. 

The Kanto Tour takes place on February 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. During the Tour, all 150 original Pokemon will appear in raids, Eggs, encounters, and evolution, and there’s a high chance any of them will be Shiny. 

But there’s a twist. In true Pokemon style, the Kanto Tour comes in two varieties. Players can purchase a Red Version ticket or a Green Version ticket from the in-app store for $11.99 each, with exclusive Pokemon in each version.

These are the Red Version Kanto Tour exclusive Pokemon:

  • Ekans
  • Oddish
  • Mankey
  • Growlithe
  • Scyther
  • Electabuzz

Red Version players will have increased chances of encountering Shiny versions of:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Pidgey
  • Ekans
  • Pikachu
  • Nidoran (female)
  • Oddish
  • Diglett
  • Mankey
  • Growlithe
  • Ponyta
  • Shellder
  • Drowzy
  • Krabby
  • Hitmonlee
  • Lickitung
  • Scyther
  • Electabuzz
  • Eevee
  • Kabuto
  • Dratini

These are the Green Version Kanto Tour exclusive Pokemon:

  • Sandshrew
  • Magmar
  • Meowth
  • Vulpix
  • Pinsir

Green Version players will have increased chances of encountering Shiny versions of:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Pidgey
  • Pikachu
  • Sandshrew
  • Nidoran (male)
  • Vulpix
  • Meowth
  • Psyduck
  • Bellsprout
  • Geodude
  • Exeggcute
  • Hitmonchan
  • Tangela
  • Koffing
  • Horsea
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir 
  • Eevee
  • Omanyte
  • Dratini

Catching all 150 Pokemon before the Tour ends earns players special rewards, though players have until 11:59 p.m. PST on February 27 to catch, evolve, or trade for some Pokemon.

A few Pokemon caught or evolved during the event have special moves they won’t normally learn.

  • Venusaur — Frenzy Plant
  • Charizard — Blast Burn
  • Blastoise — Hydro Cannon
  • Articuno — Hurricane
  • Zapdos — Thunder Shock
  • Moltres — Sky Attack
  • Mewtwo — Psystrike

Pokemon GO’s Kanto Tour features two Special Research storylines to follow. Completing the first unlocks an encounter with a special Pokemon, and it also opens the second Special Research. The second Special Research takes longer to complete, but the end goal is Shiny Mew.

Players who purchase a Kanto Tour ticket on or before January 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PST earn a free January Pokemon GO Community Day ticket and a free February Community Day ticket. Those who purchase a Kanto Tour ticket before February 3, 2021, at the same time earn a free ticket for February Community Day.

Those who don’t purchase a Kanto Tour ticket at all still get some of the event’s benefits. The Legendary bird trio return for Legendary raids with their exclusive attacks, some Kanto Pokemon will become more common, trade range is increased to 40km, and everyone gets access to event-exclusive Timed Research.

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Gen VI Pokemon Arrive in Pokemon GO during Kalos Event https://www.gameskinny.com/v2tnr/gen-vi-pokemon-arrive-in-pokemon-go-during-kalos-event https://www.gameskinny.com/v2tnr/gen-vi-pokemon-arrive-in-pokemon-go-during-kalos-event Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:17:35 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Bust out the Lumoise Galette, 'cause Kalos is coming to Pokemon GO.

Niantic is running a special event from now until December 8 at 10 p.m. to introduce Gen VI Pokemon in Pokemon GO, with increased chances of encountering certain 'mon in Eggs, Raids, and wild encounters.

During the event, Trainers have higher chances of encountering Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat in the wild.

Klefki will also appear in the wild, but only in France (though some of us won't complain about that).

All these Pokemon will still appear in the wild after the event, just with normal encounter rates.

The Egg part of the event includes new Pokemon hatching from all three Egg types.

  • 2km Eggs: Bunnelby, Fletchling, and Litleo
  • 5km Eggs: Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie
  • 10km Eggs: Espurr and Noibat

As with the wild Pokemon, all these will still be potential hatchlings once the event ends.

Finally, Litleo and Espurr will show up in special one-star Raids.

As always with new events, the Kalos Pokemon GO event adds special Timed and Field Research tasks where Trainers can encounter Bunnelby and Fletchling and get Mega Energy for Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur as a reward.

[Source: Niantic]

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Scare Up Some Treats in Pokemon GO's Catch Mastery Ghost Event https://www.gameskinny.com/w6xin/scare-up-some-treats-in-pokemon-gos-catch-mastery-ghost-event https://www.gameskinny.com/w6xin/scare-up-some-treats-in-pokemon-gos-catch-mastery-ghost-event Tue, 20 Oct 2020 13:01:57 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Pokemon GO is hosting a new event in time for Halloween, the Catch Mastery: Ghost event. It runs from October 25 at 8 a.m. local time to 10 p.m. local time on the same day, and it's part of Pokemon GO's wider Halloween festivities.

During the Catch Mastery: Ghost event, players will encounter Drifloon in the wild more often than usual, and there's a chance it might even be a Shiny Drifloon.

Those who completed the Pokemon GO Mega Buddy Event during September can take on special Field Research tasks to encounter even more Ghost Pokemon and earn Gengar Mega Energy in the process. Pokemon need Mega Energy to Mega Evolve in Pokemon GO, and it's normally available just in special Raids.

Aside from the Mega Buddy-related tasks, the Catch Mastery: Ghost event features event-exclusive Timed Research anyone can take part in.

Finally, there's extra XP on offer for all Pokemon catches with Nice, Great, Excellent, and Curveball throws.

This is just one of the treats in store for Pokemon GO's Halloween event, with special Raids, legendary Pokemon, costumes, and more on offer from October 23 through November 3.

[Source: Niantic]

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Every Video Game Halloween Event in October 2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 https://www.gameskinny.com/kl2mu/every-video-game-halloween-event-in-october-2020 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:41:13 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Torchlight 3 Halloween — Gears 'N' Goblins Update

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The Torchlight 3 Halloween update brings the pets along for the ride. Players can rescue three new Halloween-themed pets from bosses and dungeons: the Midnight Cat, Spooky Retriever, and Dragonling Spirt. Each with a special skill that summons skeletons in battle, but the pets are only available until December.

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Aside from battle-pups, the update introduces the Ancient Ember gear set and two new skills along with it, plus new fort decorations and two new weapons: Sword of the Lost and Lightning Baller mace.

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And that's it for now! Feel free to bookmark this page for more Halloween event updates throughout October! If you found this list frightfully delightful, please consider sharing it! 

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker Halloween: Haunted Frontier

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Hardspace: Shipbreaker's Halloween event is Haunted Frontier, full of spooky haunted ships that put your bravery — and desire for salvage — to the test.

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The update, which is live now on Steam, turns any ship into a potential ghost ship. Things start deteriorating as you gather materials and fend off rogue AI nodes. Lights flicker on and off. Air gets sucked out of the room. And somewhere deep in the ship, unsettling sounds can be heard...

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Should you make it out alive, you can show off your hard-earned rewards with new stickers and badges.

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Hunt: Showdown Halloween Event

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Hunt: Showdown has its first-ever Halloween event on now until November 4, with a gourd-full of ghoulish events and treats to earn.

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Players earn Event Points for special equipment and other items by doing the following:

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There's only so many Event Points you can earn each day, but using the special Halloween item Wormseed Shot increases the points earned by 25%.

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1,000 Event Points are needed for all the event's special gear. Any points earned over that will be converted into Blood Bonds once the event ends.

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Minecraft Halloween in the Minecraft Marketplace

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Minecraft Halloween celebrations run through November 2, with frights aplenty in the Minecraft Marketplace. Mojang's got Halloween-themed maps and items in store there, plus Halloween Collections to choose from in the Character Creator and Marketplace.

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Until November 2, you can grab a free Halloween skin pack and Halloween character creation item for free. These will still be available to get after November 2, but they won't be free then.

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[Source: Mojang]

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Fire Emblem Heroes Halloween  Special Heroes (Dragons Harvest)

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Fire Emblem Heroes' Halloween event runs through November 7 at 7:59 p.m. EST and offers a chance to summon four new Halloween-themed units:

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  • Autumn Trickster Xane (Mystery of the Emblem)
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  • Harvest Goldoan Dheginsea (Radiant Dawn)
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  • Harmonic Hope Ninian and Tiki duo unit (Binding Blade and Shadow Dragon)
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As always, the seasonal Fire Emblem Heroes' units come with a new Paralogue event, Dragons Harvest.

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No Man's Sky Halloween Update

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Head back to the outer reaches of the galaxy to find some new loot in the No Man's Sky Halloween update. Brave explorers can scour Desolation's wrecked vessels again to find a new item, Tainted Metal, and have a chance to snag some Quicksilver. But it comes at a cost. The freighters are full of new treats and a security system gone haywire.

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Trade Tainted Metal with the Scrap Dealer to get new base decorations and additional customization options, or you can stockpile it to exchange for the Horrific Flesh-Helmet.

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Scrap Dealers also have Orange Pustules and Detoxified Slimes for infesting and purifying bases.

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[Source: Hello Games]

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PixARK Halloween

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PixARK Halloween brings a spooky makeover to the survival game from now until November 2, with costumes and treats galore.

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Things kick off at the main menu, which is getting a Halloween re-skin. The main attraction is the Pumpkin Soul Reaper though.

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When you defeat the Pumpkin Soul Reaper, it might drop:

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  • Magic Broom
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  • Flying Firework
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  • Clown Costume
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The Firework and Broomstick only last seven days, but you have a slight chance of getting a permanent one from defeating Ancient Wyvern King, Beach Bully, and Aurora Butterfly King enemies.

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Then there's candy grenades, Halloween decorations, a creepy scarecrow costume, and plenty of events to make the most out of the season.

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[Source: Steam Community]

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Apex Legends Halloween: Fight or Fright 2020

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Apex Legends' Halloween Fight or Fright event is back with Shadow Royale and more from now until November 3.

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Shadow Royale sees night fall on Kings Canyon and its trio matches. When a Legend falls, they're reborn in Shadow form with a thirst for vengeance.

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This year's event sees several all-new skins plus re-imagined versions of last year's, including Sweet Dreams Caustic and Wicked Harvest Bloodhound. Skins from last year are available on rotation in the in-game store as part of bundle offers or special offers.

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There's a set of exclusive rewards in the event's Prize Track too with skins, charms, and more.

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[Source: EA]

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War of The Visions Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Halloween Special

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War of the Visions is celebrating Halloween with two featured UR summons and a bucketful of rewards. Players can summon UR Little Leela and UR Rairyuu from now until November 10, both in Halloween attire with appropriate skills to match.

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The Halloween Special also includes a Rewards From the Producer reward period from now until November 10. It features:

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  • 2,000 Visiore
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  • 1 Rainbow Fragment of Thought
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  • 3 Rainbow Vision Sphere
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  • 50 Adamantite (Large)
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  • 50 Burst Pot
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  • 50 Armor Pot
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In a separate update, new players who start the game get a 7-day free summon period where a UR summon is guaranteed.

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From October 28 through Halloween, players can take advantage of 6-UR Guaranteed Step Up 10x Summon, which guarantees:

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There's also a  5-step 10x Summon which guarantees a MR+ unit or vision card on steps 1-4 and UR “Exorcists” on step 5.

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And there's even more, from daily login bonuses and Halloween Challenge Missions to a spoopy new Halloween-themed game icon.

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GTA Online Halloween Bunker Series

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GTA Online has a bunker full of frightful delights this Halloween. Halloween Bunker Series features triple RP and GTA$ plus three Slasher maps: the depths of the bunker, the silo, and The Diamond.

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Taking part in the Halloween Adversary modes such as Beast Vs. Slasher and Come Out To Play doubles your RP and GTA$.

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The peyote plants are back, in keeping with the spooky season, though Rockstar isn't saying what they'll transform you into yet. Nightclub income rates are going up as part of the event, and there'll be an influx of Freemode Events with triple payouts through October 28.

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[Source: Rockstar Games]

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Mortal Shell Halloween: Rotten Autumn

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Mortal Shell's first content update just so happens to be a Halloween update called Rotten Autumn.

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After downloading the update, speak with Gorf to unlock a new mini-quest. Completing it earns you new shades to deck out your Shell with. And you can show the world just how you spruced up your Shell with Mortal Shell's brand-new photo mode.

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There's also a separate download alongside Rotten Autumn that adds a new soundtrack for boss fights, courtesy of Rotting Christ.

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Those who haven't jumped into Mortal Shell yet can do so with a limited-time 20% discount for the digital version on PS4 and PC. That same discount isn't live for Xbox players yet, but it will be come October 27. 

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Mortal Shell's physical version releases November 3 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the U.S., then on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and PC (case containing a key) in Europe and October 30 for Xbox One in Europe.

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Fortnite Halloween — Fortnitemares 2020

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King Midas is back from the great beyond in Fortnite's Fortnitemares 2020 event from now until November 3, and he's giving you the chance to wreak havoc on friend and foe alike.

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When you're eliminated in a Solo, Duos or Squads match, you get the chance to return as a Shadow in Nitemare Royal. Attack surviving players from the shadows and even possess vehicles to bring their game to an end.

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That's the trick side of things, but the island has plenty of treats in store too. You can get your hands on the Pumpkin Rocket Launcher, Fiend Hunter Crossbow, a special Midas invention, and of course, candy.

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There's a suite of Fortnitemares challenges where you can unlock costumes and weapon skins such as the Smash-O'-Lantern Pickaxe and Midas' Shadow Wrap.

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Finally, on Halloween night (October 31) at 9 p.m. EST, award-winning reggae singer J Balvin kicks off the Afterlife Party at the Party Royale Main Stage.

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[Source: Epic Games]

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PUBG Mobile Infection Mode

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PUBG Mobile's Infection Mode is back from the dead from now until November 9, with new content, themes, costumes, and plenty of zombies.

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Infection Mode's classic combat returns, pitting a team of Defenders against a team of Zombies in an all-or-nothing fight. Zombies — sporting Halloween masks, if you so choose —  can only use melee attacks, but fallen Defenders transform into Zombies with chances for form shifts and stat buffs.

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If it all gets too much for the Defenders, they transform into Vanquishers when their team is down to three members. Foes they vanquish can't be resurrected.

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These hellish fights unfold across maps decked out with pumpkins, gravestones, and other seasonal paraphernalia. More costumes and decorations are planned before the end of the event.

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World of Tanks Halloween — Burning Games

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Free-to-play war game World of Tanks is hosting the Burning Games Halloween event until October in partnership with Korn and their new video for "Finally Free." It's a chance for Tier V and higher vehicles to complete challenges and earn special items and take part in the new Wasteland map.

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In World of Tanks Wasteland, tanks start with 1 HP and have to attack others to replenish it. Players can attack allies to restore teammates' health, and respawning increases the tank's overall power.

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From October 16 through October 31, players can join The Way of the Raider 60-stage event to earn XP, camo, and the two new tanks featured in Korn's music video.

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Finally, from October 24 through October 31, World of Tanks brings back Mad Games, a limited-time chance to outfit your tanks with the wildest abilities possible.

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Red Dead Online: The Halloween Pass

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It's spooky time at the Red Dead Online corral, with the game's first-ever Halloween Pass. Now through November 16, players can get their hands on wagon-loads of Red Dead Online Halloween rewards, ranging from weapons and costumes to decorations for the tavern. Everything acquired during the event lasts after it ends.

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The Halloween Pass is available in the progress menu or the Wheeler, Rawson & Co selection.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 runs from October 23 at 9 p.m. EST through November 3 at the same time and offers the first chance to get your hands on Galarian Yamask among other things.

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Completing the Halloween Special Research "A Spooky Message Unmasked" gets you one step closer to finding both Galarian Yamask and Spiritomb. Other Field Research tasks will also center around Halloween themes during the event.

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Ghost-type Pokemon will be more common in the wild, in Raids, and in Eggs. You might even find a costumed Gengar in Raids or hatch a Sableye in costume if you're lucky.

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Talking of Raids, Darkrai takes center stage for five-star Raids, but there's more Halloween Raid goodness in store.

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On October 31 from 11 a.m. local time through 5 p.m. local time, there's a higher chance Alolan Marowak will show up in Raids.

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There's a special Halloween Cup from October 26 at 4 p.m. EST through the end of the event where only Poison, Dark, Bug, Ghost, and Fairy Pokemon can compete, and they have to have less than 1,500 CP.

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It just wouldn't be Halloween without costumes. Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 amps up the costume game with a Gengar onesie, Sableye goggles, Pikachu mask, and more, along with bundles in the in-game shop.

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Finally, there's an all-new event on October 26, the Catch Mastery event, which we cover in more detail elsewhere.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Darkness Rising 2020

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite is back for 2020 and, like its Pokemon counterpart, you can play it safely from home.

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This year, Darkness Rising revolves around weekly events where completing tasks — brewing potions, collecting notes, and the like — earns you rewards such as extra XP, Portkeys, and books.

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The ultimate goal is finding the Dark Witch, masquerading as a Brilliant Oddity. Other oddities abound, too, including Brilliant Witch, Brilliant Dark Wizard, and Brilliant Giant Stone Hand.

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Dreams Halloween

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If you're looking for a more atmospheric experience, Dreams' Halloween event, All Hallows' Dreams, may be for you. The whole thing is user-generated, like the rest of Dreams, and All Hallows' Dreams pops up at the top of the world list when you boot the game up.

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Choosing it takes you to a dream world with different scary mansions to explore.

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Some are reportedly very scary indeed, though they have their biggest frights confined to the upper floors. Others are just fun, creepy haunted houses to explore, complete with pumpkins carved by other Dreams players and a costume zone.

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Call of Duty Halloween 2020 — Haunting of Verdansk

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Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare share a Halloween event in 2020: Haunting of Verdansk. The event runs from October 20 through November 3. It's a multi-pronged event featuring crossovers with SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but some of it does come at a cost.

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If you want the film crossover treats, you'll have to shell out for the SAW and Chainsaw Massacre bundles, both of which include skins, items, and weapons inspired by their respective franchises.

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Activision promised more Halloween-themed bundles for the in-game store, including the new Dr. Karlov bundle focused on regional Verdansk folklore and a Grim Reaper bundle.

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In addition to Trick or Treat crates with Halloween items galore, Haunting of Verdansk adds night modes to event maps, zombie battle royale, scavenger hunts, and much, much more.

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[Source: Call of Duty]

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Minecraft Dungeons Spooky Fall Halloween Event

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Spooky Fall is coming to Minecraft Dungeons from October 26 until November 3 with challenges and rewards galore.

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Seasonal Trials are summoning up ghoulish mobs for players to take on. If that weren't spoopy enough, the event turns down the lights with Night Mode — but only until the event ends.

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Completing the Season Trials earns exclusive seasonal weapons and gear, whether Night Mode is enabled or not.

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Elder Scrolls Online Halloween — Witches Festival 2021

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Elder Scrolls Online's annual Halloween Witches Festival is back once more with double XP and plenty of treats to go around. ESO's 2020 Witches Festival runs from October 22 at 10 a.m. EST through November 3 at the same time.

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If this is your first time taking part, you'll need to complete "The Witchmother's Bargain" quest from the Crown Store and earn the Witchmother's Whistle item. If you already have it, just select it from your collections to get started.

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Using the Whistle kicks off a two-hour period of bonus XP, but there's a lot more.

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Players can earn new mementos, furnishings, and Dremora and Hollowjack-themed items through Plunder Skulls earned in battle.

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Bosses drop Dremora Plunder Skulls with extra goods, including treasure maps and pages for the Grave Digger weapon style.

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There's the final evolution of the Indrik, a costume gala, grab bags, deals, and more. Check out the full details on the ESO event site.

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Overwatch Junkenstein 2020

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Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2020 event, aka Junkenstein 2020, is live now through November 3, bringing the Junkenstein's Revenge Brawl back alongside new skins and more.

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Baptiste and Ashe are added to the brawl mix as playable characters this year, and there are weekly challenges to take on to earn new skins.

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These are the new Legendary skins for the Halloween Terror 2020 event:

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  • Karasu-Tengu (Genji)
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  • Dai-Tengu (Hanzo)
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  • Werewolf (Winsto)
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  • Flying Dutchman (Sigma)
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  • Shin-Ryeong (D.Va)
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That's in addition to three new Epic skins:

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  • Fantasma (Sombra)
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  • Stone (Brigitte)
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  • Ragdoll (Echo)
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Here' the schedule of events.

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October 13-20

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  • Vengeful Ghost — get chased by ghosts
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  • Frenzied Stampede — chase down fast-moving zomnics
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October 20-27

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  • Volatile Zomnics — zomnics explode when you get close
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  • Three They Were — take on missions with just three characters
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  • Mystery Swap — heroes get randomly changed
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  • Shocking Surprise — shock tires spawn from defeated enemies
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Overcooked! 2  Moon Harvest Festival

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Overcooked! 2's Halloween celebration isn't technically Halloween-themed. It's in honor of harvest and autumn celebrations throughout eastern Asia, but it's fall-ish, so it works.

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Better yet, it's a free update with no end time, and the content will appear in Overcooked! All You Can Eat for next-gen consoles.

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Overcooked! 2's Moon Harvest Festival introduces new kitchens themed around water and lily pad obstacles. There are five new levels total, plus three succulent-looking mooncakes to add to the menu.

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Doom Eternal Halloween 2020

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Doom Eternal's Halloween 2020 event is pretty straightforward. Until October 29, log in every day, complete campaign missions to earn XP, play Battlemode, and complete weekly challenges to unlock skins. Challenges refresh every Thursday.

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These Doom Eternal skins include:

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  • Halloween Slayer
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  • Black Widow Mancubus
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  • Webenant Revenant
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  • Cultist Marauder
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[Source: Bethesda]

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Dragalia Lost — Postmortem Panic

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Dragalia Lost's Halloween event for 2020 is Postmortem Panic, a series of increasingly difficult challenges with a slew of rewards. It's live from October 12 at 2 a.m. through October 19 at the same time, but the event rewards can be claimed until October 26 at 1:59 a.m.

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Postmortem Panic divides its missions by difficulty. Completing all the challenges at one tier earns battle charts and stratagems for unlocking the next level of quest.

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Some of these are special dragon battle challenges, pitting adventurers against the toughest of foes like Astral High Mercury.

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Victory earns wind and water tomes to unlock new skills for certain characters, while completing quests earns primal crystals used for treasure trading.

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[Source: Nintendo of America]

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Splatoon 2 Halloween Splatfest — Splatoween

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Splatoon 2 is hosting a Halloween Splatfest called Splatoween, where the Tricks face off against the Treats. The special Splatfest kicks off on October 30 at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST and runs through November 1 at 5 p.m. EST/2 p.m. PST.

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During the event, players can get their tentacles on some Halloween Splatoon 2 gear, including:

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  • Kyonshi Hat
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  • Li'l Devil Horns
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  • Hockey Mask
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  • Anglerfish Mask
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These will be available via a Switch News article, so make sure you're signed up to get Splatoon 2 news on your Switch system. 

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Star Citizen: Alpha 3.11 High Impact and Halloween

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Star Citizen's Alpha 3.11 update includes a bounty of additions, and among them is Star Citizen's first-ever Halloween event. It kicked off earlier this month and runs through Halloween on October 31.

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During the event, players can earn Halloween helmets and a special Day of the Vara Cutlass skin. There's a cosplay competition and even a pumpkin carving contest with plenty of "sweet prizes" in store for those who take part.

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Borderlands 3 Halloween — Bloody Harvest Returns

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Borderlands 3's Bloody Harvest Halloween event is back for October 2020. The ghoulish festivities run through November 5, and it's easier than ever to get your hands on some sweet, ghastly gear.

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To kick things off, head to Sanctuary III, and speak with Maurice. Maurice tasks you with collecting Hecktoplasm from haunted enemies, easily spotted by their ghostly green glow.

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Defeating haunted enemies spawns specters you'll need to defeat as well, and that's when you finally get ahold of Hecktoplasm.

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After collecting enough of Hecktoplasm, Maurice opens the gate to Heck, where you can chat with Captain Haunt to access a number of quests, through which you'll earn Bloody Harvest items and cosmetics.

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This year, the Bloody Harvest quests are less demanding than before, making it easier to get loot.

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  • 4 challenges completed  “A Shrinking Feeling" weapon trinket
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  • 8 challenges completed  "Message from Beyond" ECHO Device skin
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  • 12 challenges completed  "Haunted Look" shared Vault Hunter skin
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  • 15 challenges completed  "Porphyrophobia" weapon skin
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Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost 2020

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Destiny 2 brings back the Festival of the Lost and the Haunted Forest for 2020, with new weapons, triumphs, armor sets, and cosmetics for Exotics to celebrate the spookiest season of the year. Festival of the Lost 2020 is free for all Destiny 2 players and runs from October 6 through November 3. 

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Festival of the Lost 2020 adds new perk rolls for the Braytech Werewolf and Horror Story, plus new sets for a few classes:

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  • Hunter — Lycanthrope Set
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  • Warlock — Daywalker (vampire) Set
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  • Titan — Promethean Set
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On the official Festival of the Lost blog post, Bungie provided more information on the Halloween event. The Spider is a new NPC that gives players Cipher Decoders that unlock special chests at the end of The Haunted Forest. The chests are worth pursuing because they contain Legendary items specific to the Festival of the Lost. 

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Rounding things out, there are new Sparrow skins available, as well as festival masks and vanity items for various armor sets, including broomsticks and witch hats. 

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Resident Evil Resistance October Update

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Resident Evil Resistance has a big October update in store, which is basically a Halloween update without actually being called a Halloween update.

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Jill Valentine joins the ranks of the Survivors, with powerful weapons and her characteristic dodge mechanic from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake. And as is only fitting, Nemesis itself is a playable Mastermind for the first time. Players control Nemesis through playing as Nicholai, another new Mastermind.

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The Prison is a new map added in RE Resistance's October update, and the Uptown Raccoon City and Bemusement Park maps get a remix with new layouts.

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Finally is a slew of new costumes and weapon skins, Survivors' perks and customizable abilities, and Mastermind traps.

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[Source: Capcom]

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Grounded October Update

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Grounded’s October update adds ziplines and more to the survival game, including some Halloween-themed items. The initial announcement is relatively light on details, but players can expect decorations, recreational items, and doodads to use with friends. These include harvestable Candy Corn and a new landmark in the Frankenline, which is described as "a creepy discarded Etch-a-Sketch you can actually draw on."

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Aside from washing The Backyard in a spooky glow, the October update for Grounded does a lot on the backend as well, including fixing a handful of bugs, fine-tuning combat, and unlocking new perks. You can see the full patch notes here

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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath  All Hallows' Eve

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Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath is getting some Halloween goodness with the All Hallows’ Eve character skin pack. It’s available now and is free for Aftermath owners. Those who haven’t upgraded to Aftermath yet would need to purchase the expansion, which also unlocks the Summer Heat and Femme Fatale packs from earlier in 2020. 

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Mortal Kombat 11’s All Hallows’ Eve skin pack trailer highlighted three of the included skins. One is the “Blizzard King” outfit for Sub-Zero, and then there’s the part-werewolf part-school spirit “Beast Within” skin for Johnny Cage. Then there’ “Bad Medicine” for D’Vorah, turning the Kytinn fighter into a spidery nurse from hell. 

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It’s not certain if Warner Bros. is adding anything else to Mortal Kombat 11’s Halloween event, but we’ll update if something new turns up.

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Halloween

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The Halloween fun isn’t limited to New Horizons, as Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp celebrates spooky season in its own way. The 2020 Pocket Camp Halloween event features a number of special activities with ghoulish treats on offer for those who complete certain goals.

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Jack comes around and demands sweet treats. Hand over bat-themed lollipops to get bat furniture as a reward, and plant pumpkins during the month’s Garden Event to nab hatbats. Jack offers exclusive items such as mystical pumpkins in return.

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Taking part in the October Fishing Tourney nets some goodies as well, with potion-themed furniture on offer every time players reach a size goal with the fish they catch.

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Then there’s a fright night gyroidite scavenger hunt, new Happy Home classes and challenges, wall and carpet sets, special cookie items and more. The Pocket Camp Halloween and October events are live now.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Halloween

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween update is available to download for free now, and it’s bringing more than just the Czar of Halloween to the island. 

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Animal Crossing patch 1.5 paves the way for Halloween by adding Candy as an item players can purchase from the Nooklings’ store and pumpkins as growable DIY fodder.

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The patch 1.5 trailer shows players planting, watering, and harvesting at least four different pumpkin varieties and then using them in various Halloween-themed DIY recipes.

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On Halloween night (October 31), Jack himself visits the island. It’s not clear yet what he requires of the player, but all the residents will be lurking about, asking for Candy and showing off their costumes.

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The patch adds new skin tone options for players to look their creepy best as well. We’ll update with more information about what New Horizons Halloween brings to the table as it becomes available.

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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne — Fun Fright Fest

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Capcom’s brewing up a special Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Halloween event called the Fun Fright Fest, part of the hefty Title Update 5. It runs from October 15 at 8 p.m. EST through November 5 at the same time and is exclusive to the expansion.

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The Autumn Harvest Fest is returning to the base Monster Hunter: World game, but Capcom hasn’t said much about it yet.

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Fun Fright Fest (starting at 7:06 in the above trailer) sees the Seliana Gathering Hub decked out with spooky furnishings, and the handler dons a Cute Demoness outfit to celebrate the occasion. There are two special ticket types to collect during the event and trade in for loot: the Fun Fright Ticket and the VIP Fun Fright Ticket. 

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The former get doled out as daily login bonuses for the MHW Halloween event and can be used to craft armor with Decoration slots. Players can exchange the latter for in-game decorations and Layered Armor, but these are only available as random item drops. Both ticket types can be exchanged for Melding Tickets too.

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There’s at least one new set of armor coming to the Fun Fright Fest, Demon Lord Alpha+. Wearing pieces of this armor set increases the chance of getting VIP Fun Fright Tickets.

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Capcom may reveal more about Monster Hunter: World Iceborne’s Fun Fright Fest as the start date approaches, and we’ll update if that happens.

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Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection

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It wouldn’t be Halloween without Killing Floor 2’s annual Halloween celebrations, and 2020 is no different. This year’s Halloween event is Killing Floor 2: Infernal Insurrection, and it brings treats galore, including new weapons, maps, and cosmetics.

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Infernal Insurrection’s new map is Hallmark Station, a twisted take on London’s famous King’s Cross Station. Hallmark Station has been overrun by zeds, of course, and players must team up with fellow mercenaries to take down the demonic threat. Hellmark Station includes Survival, Endless, and Weekly modes.

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Two new HRG weapons make their debut in Killing Floor 2’s Halloween event.

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  • HRG Scorcher (Firebug class bonus) — a flare gun that marks targets by setting them on fire
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  • HRG Arc Generator (Survivalist class bonus) — fires EMP blasts in short bursts or powerful charges
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From now until November 10, Killing Floor 2 is also introducing a number of Halloween events, objectives, bonuses, and cosmetics.

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October 2020 is upon us, which means it's time for scary movies, The Simpsons Tree House of Horror, and Halloween events in all our favorite video games! While we're still on announcements from Overwatch and Apex Legends, games like Killing Floor 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and MHW already have their in-game-event plans laid out for the spooky season.

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From new weapons and outfits to new DIY recipes and Palico Halloween costumes, there are plenty of tricks, and even more treats, in store for the witching month. 

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Games that haven't announced Halloween plans yet likely will in the coming weeks, and we'll update this list of Halloween events when that happens. Be sure to bookmark this and check back throughout October!

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5 Pokemon Spinoffs That Don't Suck https://www.gameskinny.com/hscyp/5-pokemon-spinoffs-that-dont-suck https://www.gameskinny.com/hscyp/5-pokemon-spinoffs-that-dont-suck Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:26:15 -0400 Josh Broadwell

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Pokemon Pinball/Pinball Ruby and Sapphire

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Whoever first floated the idea of Pokemon meets pinball was a very smart person. Don’t get me wrong: Regular pinball’s great and all. But the original Pokemon Pinball and the Ruby and Sapphire version took it to another level. In keeping with the version gimmick, you had two table styles to choose from with different layouts and, more importantly, different Pokemon to catch. 

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Instead of space-age bumpers and plain ol’ pins, you had Shroomish or Voltorb to rack up points with, Pikachu to catch the ball — if you were lucky — and Diglett or Psyduck to shake things up and knock the ball around. 

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These were way more than just a Pokemon skin stretched over a pinball table, though. Shooting the ball to the right spot or spinning one of the flippers enough activated several different modes, all built around catching Pokemon (quelle surprise, I know).

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What ‘mon were available depended on the location you started out in. The original would put you in or near cities from Red and Blue, though the R&S version did away with cities for more generic locations only, like caves and such. 

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It was, and still is, an incredibly addictive feature for a pinball game, even if the bumpers did seem to bear some kind of ancient grudge against players and almost always shot the ball somewhere other than where the Pokemon was.

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That's it for our best Pokemon spinoffs. Has another Pokemon spinoff captured your heart that we didn't cover? Let us know over on Twitter, and be sure to hit that share button to spread the Pokemon love.

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Pokemon Colosseum/XD Gale of Darkness

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“I want a Pokemon game with a dark story.” So did Genius Sonority at one point, and that’s how we got Pokemon Colosseum and its very good sequel Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness.

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Well okay, that might only be partly true and mostly conjecture, but I stand on this hill. 

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Regardless, you can see an inkling of that desire in both games anyway. Colosseum builds on Pokemon Stadium’s DNA, only instead of just giving you big, flashy 3D battles and very little else, you get a full Pokemon game. 

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The evil teams in both hearken back to the original Team Rocket’s brutal treatment of Pokemon, and it’s your job to both stop them and bring their abused ‘mon back to the light. Yes, that’s where Shadow Pokemon came from.

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Genius Sonority dialed the zaniness up to 500, too, with some of the most memorably bizarre characters the series has seen. It was a breath of fresh air before Pokemon seemingly became stuck in its own success and couldn’t experiment anymore.

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They weren’t perfect, though. There were a lot of limitations in both stories, with plenty of room for more narrative — and basically more of everything else. Battle Mode was billed as the big draw for Colosseum and was happy to destroy you if you hadn’t trained your transfer Pokemon like a pro. But both were still a promising venture into story-based Pokemon that sadly hasn’t resurfaced. 

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Pokemon GO

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Of course, Pokemon GO is on our list. It’s almost impossible not to include it on any best Pokemon spinoff list. Tons of people love it — even folks who normally wouldn’t touch a Pokemon game.

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Entire communities as large and vibrant as the mainline Pokemon communities have spun up around it. The real success, though, is how GO has developed since launch. 

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Traveling around (safely) to find new ‘mon hanging around your town is fun, and training them is fun. Until it gets old fast. Expanded Gym battles, PvP battles, and regular rollouts of new Pokemon have kept things fresh since GO first released.  Regular events help in a big way too, like the recent Team GO Rocket Shadow Pokemon event.

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And best of all, it’s a live service game that doesn’t try and eat your wallet. It’s totally possible to do and obtain everything you want just by enjoying the game — unless you live in a rural area with terrible service like me, in which case you’re left watching sadly from the outside.

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Probably the most impressive part of GO is how Niantic’s adapted it to work in the coronavirus climate. The get out and walk game can be played and enjoyed at home, which really should have been the case to begin with for accessibility reasons. 

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But regardless, it’s a different way to make Pokemon a fun part of your daily routine and probably does a better job than the mainline games of achieving The Pokémon Company’s goal of uniting everyone around Pokemon.

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Pokemon Snap

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With the recent New Pokemon Snap announcement, it’s the perfect time to sing the praises of the original Pokemon Snap once more. Snap really was ahead of its time. Just look back at other games that released in 1999 and think about it. 

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Tomorrow Never Dies and Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation released alongside the likes of Legacy of Kain and Shenmue. There were cartoony “kids” games too, of course. Donkey Kong 64, Tarzan, and Spyro 2 all came out that year.

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But they all ask something of you, want you to do something. Save A. Smack B. Accomplish C. What does Pokemon Snap want you to do? Chill out and take pictures of Pokemon doing adorable things in their natural habitats.

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Yeah, you’ve got objectives to complete. Yet you’re still free to enjoy the scenery and not even worry about moving yourself around. Mock its chunky pixels if you will, but it was fresh and new at the time. 

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It’s the sort of alternative gaming experience Harvest Moon started pioneering, but that’s only recently gained a lot of momentum thanks in large part to indie games. It’s not really a stretch to say games like Bird Alone found their roots because of the experience Pokemon Snap pushed for.

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Pokemon Trading Card Game (Game Boy Color)

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On paper, the Pokemon Trading Card Game for Game Boy sounds like a gimmick at best and an exploitative rabbit hole forcing kids to buy Pokemon cards at worst. You learn the basics of the game, see how all the cards work, collect them all, and battle with virtual opponents to become the best.

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“Doesn’t that sound like something fun to do with real friends and cards that cost money?” No. You don’t need friends. Just play the game instead. You've already spent your money. 

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And oh, is it brutal. Like Shin Megami Tensei levels of brutal. But the idea of introducing folks to the card game worked wonders. Even with the basic card sets available at the time, you can't help but play over and over again. 

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Strategizing is mixed in with a good reward system as well. Win a fight, get some snazzy new cards to start the cycle all over again.

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Japan got a sequel. Sadly, the West didn’t, and this sub-series also died quietly, which is odd considering how the TCG just keeps expanding. I'm not salty. Not salty at all. 

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After more than 20 years, Pokemon’s spawned plenty of mainline games and remakes — and even more spinoffs. Like most, Pokemon spinoffs aren’t exactly uniform in quality.

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Some are great, like the Pokemon Pinball games (more please). Some have good ideas that never quite reach full their full potential (Pokemon Channel and Conquest). And some should just be locked in Mimikyu’s storeroom and left to their fate (lookin’ at you, Pokemon Dash).

We don’t care about the crappy ones, though. We’ve rounded up five of the best Pokemon spinoffs from the classic to the more recent and reminisce about what makes them so great.

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Niantic Pledges Support to Black Charities, Development Programs https://www.gameskinny.com/95875/niantic-pledges-support-to-black-charities-development-programs https://www.gameskinny.com/95875/niantic-pledges-support-to-black-charities-development-programs Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:31:55 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Niantic have pledged to donate proceeds from Pokemon GO 2020 Fest to Black creators, developers, and communities. The commitment is for at least $5 million in support. 

The announcement comes by way of a memo from Niantic's CEO, John Hanke, which was published on June 3 on the company's official blog. The statement was also released on Twitter. Hanke said:

Half of the proceeds donated will be used to fund new projects from Black gaming and AR creators that can live on the Niantic platform, with the ultimate goal of increasing content that represents a more diverse view on the world. The other half will go to US nonprofit organizations that are helping local communities rebuild.

On top of that, Hanke pledged Niantic to a $100,000 donation to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, with employee donation matching up to $50,000. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute is an organization dedicated to promoting human rights for Black trans people.

Niantic will also be increasing its work with Gameheads, which focuses on helping "low-income youth and youth of color" gain employment in games and tech, by providing money for scholarships and helping create a new augmented reality development program.

There's more to Niantic's involvement than these initiatives, including diversity and inclusion training and apprenticeships, which will continue well into the future. 

These initiatives don’t end with an announcement. The work to follow through will require years of effort to yield the impact we seek. Along the way, we’ll be looking for even more opportunities to deepen these initiatives.

You can read Hanke's full statement here

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Johto Throwback Pokemon Go Challenge Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/grhxe/johto-throwback-pokemon-go-challenge-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/grhxe/johto-throwback-pokemon-go-challenge-guide Fri, 08 May 2020 15:24:05 -0400 Josh Broadwell

The Johto throwback Pokemon Go event is live now through May 15 at 1 p.m. local time. For the next week, Niantic's Pokemon mobile spinoff will let you partake in much Johto-themed goodness, including a Throwback Challenge giving you a shot at a rare Ho-Oh that knows Earthquake.

Here's everything you need to know about the Johto throwback Pokemon Go event.

Johto Throwback Pokemon Go Challenge Guide

Stardust, Encounters, and Dunsparce, Oh My!

It should come as no surprise, but Pokemon hailing from the Johto region (Pokemon Gen 2) will be more common for the event's duration. So look forward to finding more Skarmory, Gligar, Shuckle, and the like, and you'll get chances to battle Johto Pokemon in Raids as well (including remote Raids).

The following Pokemon will come from 7km Eggs during the Johto throwback event:

  • Chinchou
  • Yanma
  • Girafarig
  • Phanpy
  • Shuckle
  • Gligar
  • Dunsparce
  • Skarmory
  • Pineco

Speaking of Dunsparce, you may even get lucky and run into a Shiny Dunsparce in the wild (read: near your home).

Finally, you'll get twice the Stardust and twice the Raid Stardust while the event lasts, and there's an Umbreon hat for Pikachu.

Johto Throwback Pokemon Go Challenge

The other big draw for the Johto Throwback event is the Throwback Challenge tasks leading up to a Ho-Oh encounter. Completing each week's Timed Research tasks means you'll get a Genesect at the end of the last throwback event too.

As always, each of the nine steps is broken into three parts, and we've got them listed below.

Johto Throwback Step 1

  • Catch three Grass, Water, or Fire-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 10 Poke Balls
  • Send a gift to a friend
    • Reward: Encounter Dunsparce (could be Shiny)
  • Catch a Flying-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

Completing Step 1 gets you 1 Silver Pinap Berry, 2 Golden Razz Berries, and an encounter with Xatu.

Johto Throwback Step 2

  • Play with your buddy (more on Buddy Pokemon)
    • Reward: Spinarak encounter
  • Give your buddy three treats
    • Reward: 5 Razz Berries
  • Catch a Bug-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

Finishing Step 2 means you'll get 1 Golden Razz Berry, 2 Silver Pinap Berries, and a run-in with Pineco, which could be Shiny.

Johto Throwback Step 3

  • Make three Great Throws
    • Reward: 1 Charged TM
  • Hatch an Egg
    • Reward: Snubbull encounter
  • Catch a Normal-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

At the end of all this, you'll net 2 Golden Razz Berries, 1 Silver Pinap Berry, and, if you catch it, a Miltank.

Johto Throwback Step 4

  • Evolve a Pokemon
    • Reward: Sudowoodo encounter
  • Catch 5 different species of Pokemon
    • Reward: 10 Great Balls
  • Catch a Ghost-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

Finishing Step 4 drops 1 Golden Razz Berry and 2 Silver Pinap Berries into your lap, plus gives you a Misdreavous encounter.

Johto Throwback Step 5

  • Take 3 snapshots with your buddy
    • Reward: Shuckle encounter
  • Make 4 Nice curveball throws
    • Reward: Mantine encounter
  • Catch a Fighting-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

Two more Golden Razz Berries and a Silver Pinap Berry will be yours upon finishing Step 5, along with the chance to encounter Hitmontop.

Johto Throwback Step 6

  • Catch an Electric-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 1 Incense
  • Power up Pokemon three times
    • Reward: Mareep encounter
  • Catch a Steel-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

The big encounter for finishing Step 6 is with Skarmory, and you'll get 1 Golden Razz and 2 Silver Pinap Berries too.

Johto Throwback Step 7

  • Evolve a Pokemon
    • Reward: King's Rock
  • Catch a Water-type Pokemon
    • Reward: Gligar encounter
  • Catch an Ice-type Pokemon
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

Piloswine will lumber your way after finishing Step 7, and surprise(!), you get 1 Silver Pinap and 2 Golden Razz Berries.

Johto Throwback Step 8

  • Take a snapshot of an Ice-type Pokemon (like Piloswine)
    • Reward: 1 Dragon Scale
  • Battle another Trainer
    • Reward: 10 Ultra Balls
  • Power up a Pokemon six times
    • Reward: 500 Stardust

This time, you'll meet Donphan, along with the obligatory berries — 2 Silver Pinap and 1 Golden Razz this go around.

Johto Throwback Step 9

This isn't really a challenge. Making it this far rewards you with three sets of 3,000 XP and, more importantly, puts a Ho-Oh in your path. It could be Shiny, and it'll definitely know Earthquake.

Finishing the Johto Throwback Challenge in Pokemon Go also gets you five Rare Candies; it was originally advertised as 10, but the missing five will be available on the first page of next week's Hoenn Throwback Challenge.

Johto Throwback Timed Research

Aside from the Johto Throwback Challenge itself, you'll get access to a set of Timed Research Tasks that offer a chance at nabbing a unique Pokemon. Some of these could help meet your Throwback Challenge requirements as well:

Task Reward
  Catch 3 Fire-type Pokemon  Quilava encounter
  Catch 3 Normal-type Pokemon Dunspace encounter
  Earn a heart with your buddy  Bayleef encounter
  Hatch an Egg  Phanpy encounter
Make 3 curveball throws  Noctowl encounter
  Play with your buddy  Totodile encounter
  Trade a Pokemon  Aipom encounter
  Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokemon  Pineco encounter

 

Like the rest of the event, these last for the next week.

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The Johto throwback Pokemon Go event is just part two of the five-week-long Pokemon Go throwback celebration. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon Go news and events as they unfold. Be sure to check out our Pokemon Go guides hub for more! 

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Catch an ESP-ecially Elusive 'Mon in Pokemon GO Abra Community Day https://www.gameskinny.com/j7u1n/catch-an-esp-ecially-elusive-mon-in-pokemon-go-abra-community-day https://www.gameskinny.com/j7u1n/catch-an-esp-ecially-elusive-mon-in-pokemon-go-abra-community-day Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:53:24 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Pokemon GO's Abra Community Day event is back this year, bringing with it the chance to catch the elusive Psychic type. There's the usual bonus items like Stardust too, but this year's Abra day is also offering a brand-new Special Research task.

Abra Community Day in Pokemon GO starts April 25 and lasts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your local time zone. During the event, you'll have a higher chance of encountering Abra in the wild, and more importantly, an even higher chance of finding Shiny Abra. If you evolve your Abra into Alakzam during the event or up to two hours after it ends, the Alakazam will learn Counter — a move it never learns otherwise.

There's a number of ways to get additional, helpful items during the Community Day event too. There's a new bundle available in the Item Shop as a one-time purchase. For 1,280 PokeCoins, you'll get an Elite Charged TM, three Incense, 30 Ultra Balls, and three Super Incubators (helpful if you're hatching Eggs for the Volbeat Buddy event too).

Your Buddy Pokemon will bring even more items to you as well if they're Great Buddy level or higher. Any Incense you use during the event lasts for three hours, and you'll earn three times the normal amount of Catch Stardust while the event lasts.

Finally, Abra Community Day is introducing the Investigating Illusions Special Research event. There's a bit of a catch, though, as you'll need to spend $1 to unlock it. If you complete it, you'll get 13,000 Stardust, a Poffin, a Rocket Radar, plus other rewards that are being kept quiet until the event goes live.

And best of all, you can still take part in the Pokemon GO Abra Community Day Event without venturing too far from your house, thanks to changes Niantic implemented so people could play without putting themselves and others at risk.

The full details are on the Pokemon site. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO news as it teleports our way.

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Pokemon GO Volbeat, Alolan Meowth Available During New Buddy Event https://www.gameskinny.com/e20ie/pokemon-go-volbeat-alolan-meowth-available-during-new-buddy-event https://www.gameskinny.com/e20ie/pokemon-go-volbeat-alolan-meowth-available-during-new-buddy-event Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:30:11 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Under normal circumstances, Pokemon GO Volbeat locations are locked to specific regions; they usually appear in Europe, Asia, and Oceania, making it rather difficult for players in the Americas to actually catch 'em all. That's changing with the brand-new Buddy Up event, though.

The latest Pokemon GO Buddy Up event is live now through April 27 at 10 p.m. local time, and it introduces a chance to obtain a number of usually elusive Pokemon.

Pokemon GO Volbeat Locations

The biggest part of the Pokemon GO Buddy Up Event is Volbeat and Illumise being made available worldwide in the wild and in Eggs. You'll find them anywhere, even close to your home, so it's a perfect chance to nab a Pokemon you couldn't get before.

If you don't want to search for one, you can also obtain Volbeat through completing Field Research Tasks during the event. As is the case with these types of events, there's even a chance you'll run across a Shiny Volbeat (or Shiny Illumise).

Pokemon GO Buddy Up Event

The latest Buddy Up event introduces a number of other surprises and treats. The first is Woobat. For the first time ever, you'll get the chance to encounter Woobat in the wild after completing associated Field Research Tasks. After the Buddy Up event ends, it'll still appear in the wild and possibly in 2k Eggs.

These Pokemon will also be more common during the Buddy Up event:

All these, except Chansey, will be more common in 5k Eggs during the event as well.

Finally, you can take part in a number of special Field Research Tasks specifically designed for the Buddy Up Event. You'll get bonus Stardust for these tasks, plus the chance to encounter Alolan Meowth and Illumise, along with Volbeat and Woobat as we mentioned before.

Pokemon registered as Buddy Pokemon will bring you gifts more often. It'll be easier to get your Buddy 'mon excited, and the event halves the distance required for Buddy Candy. They'll stick around you for longer, too, if you feed them Poffins and Berries.

Finally, you'll get double XP for evolving any Pokemon, Buddy or otherwise.

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That's all you need to know about Pokemon GO Volbeat locations and the latest Pokemon GO Buddy Up event. The full event notes are over on the Pokemon GO Live site. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO guides and news.

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Niantic Outlines Pokemon GO Remote Raids, Play at Home Features https://www.gameskinny.com/2v8qs/niantic-outlines-pokemon-go-remote-raids-play-at-home-features https://www.gameskinny.com/2v8qs/niantic-outlines-pokemon-go-remote-raids-play-at-home-features Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:53:58 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Niantic unveiled the details for Pokemon GO Remote Raids today. These include new Remote Raid passes, information about how these Raids work, and plans to scale back on Remote Raiders' power over time presumably since it's a "mobile" Pokemon game.

The news comes from an update on the Pokemon GO Live website, not long after Niantic first announced plans for Remote Raids in Pokemon GO as part of its efforts at making Pokemon GO play from home possible.

First up, Niantic is introducing the Remote Raid Pass. These will be available for 100 PokeCoins, but there are also plans for bundles in the Pokemon GO shop that include Remote Raid Passes for just one PokeCoin.

These Passes work pretty much the same as the regular Raid Pass — for now. You can join Raids in your Nearby view with up to 20 other players, but Niantic says the number of Remote Raid participants per Raid is limited. How limited, though, they didn't say.

Remote Raid participants' attack power will also be limited compared to those participating in Raids on-site, but there's also no word on when this power reduction will take place.

The announcement reads:

At launch, Trainers battling in raids remotely will have the same attack power as Trainers who are able to battle at the raid location in person. At a later time, the attack power for Trainers battling remotely will be reduced.

Afterward, a Trainer battling at the raid location in person will have higher attack power than a Trainer battling remotely.

On top of Remote Raids, Niantic is adding special research tasks for Pokemon GO players at home that they can get once per day without spinning a PokeStop. These focus on tasks you can reasonably complete from home, so you don't have to put yourself and others at risk just to have fun.

A slew of other tweaks is coming as well. You can use all the required Candy and Stardust to get your desired CP at one time. You can also use multiple Lucky Eggs, Incense, and Star Pieces at once to enhance their respective effects, up to 200 of each item at one time. Obviously, they'll disappear after that, so be aware of what you're using.

Last of all, you'll get Gift items from Buddy Pokemon instead of from PokeStops.Your Buddy ventures out when your Gifts get low and snags some for you. D'awwww...

For a game built around interacting with the outside world, it's pretty impressive how Niantic is adapting Pokemon GO to still function while we're at home.

The original story is over on the Pokemon GO site if you want to check it out. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO news as it develops.

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Get Egg-Cited for the Pokemon GO Spring 2020 Event https://www.gameskinny.com/njmgg/get-egg-cited-for-the-pokemon-go-spring-2020-event https://www.gameskinny.com/njmgg/get-egg-cited-for-the-pokemon-go-spring-2020-event Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:56:38 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Pokemon GO's spring 2020 event is coming soon, and it's all about finding cute Pokemon, Pokemon wearing cute hats, and hatching cute Pokemon. The latest event in Niantic's monstrously successful mobile Pokemon game kicks off April 9 at 8:00 a.m. local time and runs through April 16 at 10:00 p.m. local time.

During the event, you're more likely to find Exeggcute, Chansey, Mareep, Marill, and Torchic in the wild, and Exeggcute has a higher chance of being Shiny. If you happen across Pikachu or Buneary in the wild, they'll be wearing "festive spring headwear," too.

The event is bringing some new Field Research Tasks as well. Completing them gives you a chance at encountering Alolan Exeggutor, Azumarill, and possibly the elusive Audino.

Eggs received from opening Gifts during the event will be 2km Eggs, and all 2km Eggs have a higher chance at producing:

  • Pichu
  • Togepi
  • Tyrogue
  • Chingling
  • Happiny
  • Munchlax
  • Riolu

Pichu and Togepi that hatch will pop out wearing flower crowns. It's probably best we don't know how that works in terms of Pokemon biology, though.

Finally, you'll get double Hatch Candy, and Lucky Eggs last for an hour during the event.

Fortunately, Niantic's made it easier to find Pokemon in Pokemon GO while staying at home, so you can fully enjoy the event without putting yourself — and others — at risk. You'll even be able to do Pokemon GO Raids from home.

You can check out the full announcement over on the Pokemon website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO news as it incubates.

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You Can do Pokemon Go Raids at Home Soon https://www.gameskinny.com/lhr3x/you-can-do-pokemon-go-raids-at-home-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/lhr3x/you-can-do-pokemon-go-raids-at-home-soon Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:10:14 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Earlier this month, Niantic announced it was making some adjustments to Pokemon GO to help accommodate players dealing with self-isolation and social distancing. Now, Niantic is taking things even further and said it's planning to make even more of Pokemon GO playable at home. The mobile 'mon catcher is about to be a lot less mobile.

The news comes from a blog post on Niantic's website. The post highlights two specific areas where we can expect modifications. The first is Raid battles. These normally require several people gathering at a specific location to take down a strong or even Legendary Pokemon. That's obviously not such a hot idea right now, so Niantic is working on making Raids playable at home.

How that will work and when it rolls out, though, remains to be seen.

The other area getting some tweaks is the new GO Battle League. Niantic is dropping the walking requirement that gates entry into the league to zero.

The post also mentions Niantic is exploring other ways to deliver live events like the annual summer Pokemon GO Fest to people at home. It's not surprising after events like E3 2020 were cancelled in recent weeks, and it'll be interesting to see how Niantic delivers on this promise.

The full blog post is on the Niantic website. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO news as it develops.

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Coronavirus Might Be Spreading, But You Can Still Play Pokemon GO https://www.gameskinny.com/evvak/coronavirus-might-be-spreading-but-you-can-still-play-pokemon-go https://www.gameskinny.com/evvak/coronavirus-might-be-spreading-but-you-can-still-play-pokemon-go Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:24:00 -0400 Josh Broadwell

In the midst of all the negative coronavirus news, there are a few shining nuggets of positivity out there. Niantic is making it easier to play Pokemon GO at and around your home, so you can still catch Pokemon in AR.

Niantic made the statement to Polygon. In the statement, Niantic said it is:

Prioritizing updates to Pokemon GO features and experiences that can be enjoyed in individual settings.

While we’ve made these updates based on the current global health situation, we also encourage players to make decisions on where to go and what to do that are in the best interest of their health and the health of their communities.

Habitats are getting changed about so you'll find more Pokemon closer to home. Incense — items that make increase the number of Pokemon you come across — is getting a steep 99% discount in the in-game store, and its effect time was increased to one hour.

Eggs will hatch in half the time, and PokeStops are dropping gifts more frequently as well. However, there's no word yet on how this might affect March's Pokemon GO events and Raids.

Still, it's one positive note among the discord of coronavirus delays and cancellations. And we're quite sure staying home won't dampen Uncle Pokemon's enthusiasm at all.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO news as it develops.

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Pokemon GO Battle League Season One Kicks Off Soon https://www.gameskinny.com/c3sb6/pokemon-go-battle-league-season-one-kicks-off-soon https://www.gameskinny.com/c3sb6/pokemon-go-battle-league-season-one-kicks-off-soon Thu, 05 Mar 2020 11:26:16 -0500 Josh Broadwell

After an extended pre-season, the Pokemon GO Battle League is finally set to go live on March 13 at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. EST. Niantic is introducing a bevy of bonuses and chances to catch strong Pokemon leading up to that point as well. Here's what to expect from the AR 'mon catcher's very first battle league.

Leading up to the event's launch and shortly after, you'll have the chance to catch super-strong Legendary Pokemon: Darkrai, Altered Form Giratina, and Thundurus. The periods for Darkrai and Giratina's appearances coincide with the same times these Legendaries are available in March in general. Thundurus is available at "all other times."

From now until March 13, all three leagues — Great, Ultra, and Master — are available for anyone as well to help wet your battle whistle.

Two more special events are running prior to the Battle League's launch on March 13, too. From March 10 at 8 a.m. to March 12 at 10 p.m. local time, more strong Pokemon will appear in Raids, including Skarmory, Swampert, and Shieldon for four-star Raids and Registeel and Cressellia for five-star Raids.

From the time the GO Battle League launches on March 13 until March 16 at 10 p.m. local time, a number of bonuses are available:

  • Win the Premium Pass if you win all five battles in a set
  • More chances to encounter Pokemon strong in the Battle League
  • Bonus Stardust for league fights
  • Complete seven sets of Battle League battles in one day

Finally is the League's timeline and the anticipated start date for the GO Battle League's Season 2:

  • The Great League will run from Friday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
  • The Ultra League will run from Friday, March 27, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
  • The Master League will run from Friday, April 10, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
  • All three leagues will be available from Friday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, May 1, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Season 2 will begin Friday, May 1, at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

There are other adjustments to ranks, Pokemon, and rewards related to the Battle League as well, and you can check those out on the official Pokemon GO website if you're interested.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO news as it develops.

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Pokemon GO March Event Guide: Everything You Need to Know https://www.gameskinny.com/jflv6/pokemon-go-march-event-guide-everything-you-need-to-know https://www.gameskinny.com/jflv6/pokemon-go-march-event-guide-everything-you-need-to-know Mon, 02 Mar 2020 16:42:28 -0500 Josh Broadwell

It's a new month, and that means plenty of brand-new Pokemon GO events to look forward to. And we mean plenty. March is packed full with chances for new Shiny Pokemon, legendaries, and more Team Rocket antics.

Here's what to expect from the AR monster catcher in March.

Pokemon GO Shadow Entei

Starting March 1, the rewards for defeating Team GO Rocket boss Giovanni switched over to Shadow Entei. Like always, you'll need to complete your round of Team GO Rocket Special Research to get access to this fight.

It's not Looming in the Shadows anymore, but it's basically the same thing with some tweaks to how many fights you need to win and how many Shadow Pokemon to Purify.

Team GO Rocket March Global Takeover

There's a Team GO Rocket Global Takeover event from March 6 at 8 a.m. to March 9 at 10 p.m. local time, and it's a doozy. Here's what it entails:

  • More Poison and Dark Pokemon encounters
  • More chances to encounter Absol
  • Increased chances of Shiny Skorupi

Then, on March 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time, the Takeover itself occurs. You get:

  • Higher chances of finding Rocket leaders and Giovanni
  • Shiny Shadow Pokemon
  • Chance to rescue all six Shadow Pokemon from GO Rocket Leaders
  • Twice the usual Stardust from winning against Grunts and Leaders

You can also use a Charged TM to change a Shadow Pokemon's Frustration move to something else (but it'll still be Return if you Purify the Pokemon

Pokemon GO March Research Breakthrough

The March Research Breakthrough Pokemon is Ferroseed. It's available all month long, until April 1 (and that's no joke), plus it comes complete with a special Stardust bonus.

As a reminder, Ferroseed is a Grass/Steel type that evolves into Ferrothorn, a Pokemon Niantic gently reminds us is worth raising for competitive battles.

Pokemon GO March Raid Events

Starting March 2 at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST, you'll get the chance to encounter legendary Unova Pokemon Thundurus in five-star Raids as well. Since Thundurus is Electric- and Flying-type, Rock or Ice moves will be your best bet here.

That's not all the Raid goodness planned for this month either. Each weekend will see a brand-new Raid event featuring a different Legendary Pokemon. All of these have a chance at being Shiny Pokemon as well.

  • Darkrai Raid Weekend — March 6 at 8 a.m. local time until March 9 at 10 p.m. local time.
  • Altered Form Giratina Raid Weekend — March 13 at 8 a.m. local time until March 16 at 10 p.m. local time.
  • Cobalion Raid Weekend — March 20 at 8 a.m. local time until March 23 at 10 p.m. local time.
  • Lugia Raid Weekend — March 27 at 8 a.m. local time to March 30 at 10 p.m. local time.

Pokemon GO Special Weekend Event

There's another special event running March 20 to March 23, from (surprise!) 8 a.m. local time to 10 p.m. local time. Here's what it's all about and what you'll encounter:

  • Normal, Fire, Electric, and Ice Pokemon will be more common in wild encounters
  • Chance to catch Nincada, which may be Shiny
  • More chances for hatching Karrablast and Shelmet from 5km Eggs.
  • One- to Four-Star Raids more likely to feature Bug and Steel types.
  • 2x Capture Stardust Bonus
  • 2x Hatch Stardust Bonus

Pokemon GO Psychic Spectacular

Finally, the Psychic Spectacular is making a return. This time, it's from March 27 at 8 a.m. to March 30 at 10 p.m. local time. Here's what you'll find during that weekend:

  • Psychic Unova Pokemon — Solosis in the morning, Gothita in the evening. Also available in 5km Eggs
  • 2km Eggs — Abra, Drowzee, Ralts, Spoink, Baltoy, Wynaut, Beldum, Gothita, Solosis
  • Shiny Baltoy

You'll also be running into Psychic-type Pokemon more often in Raids.

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The full event list lives on the Pokemon GO website.

That's a lot of events in March, but Niantic still has a few other things up its sleeve, like the next Pokemon GO Community Day Event. We'll be keeping our (third) eye on that, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pokemon GO event news as it develops.

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