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New Pokemon Go Ghost-Type Event Announced, Introduces Mega Gengar

Ahead of Halloween, Pokemon Go is holding an event that gives you your first chance to collect Gengar Mega Energy.


Niantic has announced another new event for Pokemon Go. Ahead of Halloween, the studio is holding a new kind of "Catch Mastery" event on October 25, and it fittingly revolves around Ghost Pokemon.

From 8 AM to 10 PM local time that day, the Ghost-type Pokemon Drifloon will appear in the wild much more frequently than normal, and you'll have a chance to catch a Shiny version. On top of that, Niantic will offer special Timed Research and Field Research tasks during the event. Complete these and you'll receive various rewards, including encounters with other Ghost-type Pokemon as well as Gengar Mega Energy, making this your first chance to Mega Evolve Gengar in the game.

There will be one more bonus to take advantage of during the Catch Mastery event. Each time you catch a Pokemon with a Nice, Great, Excellent, or curveball throw, you'll be rewarded with extra XP. You can read more details about the event on the Pokemon Go website.

That isn't the only new event Niantic announced for Pokemon Go recently. The studio is also teaming up with GrubHub for a Special Weekend event next month. GrubHub+ members can get an exclusive in-game ticket for the event, which takes place on November 2 and features increased spawns of certain Pokemon. As part of the event, Niantic will also offer exclusive Timed Research tasks that will reward you with Charizard Mega Energy, among other prizes.

Until then, another Team Go Rocket event is underway right now, and it introduces new "strange eggs" to the game. The Legendary Pokemon Origin Forme Giratina is also currently appearing in Raids, and there's still time to complete October's Field Research tasks.

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