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I've been hearing about a Pokémon Go event that's happening this week for Halloween. What exactly is going to happen?

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According to the official Pokémon site, there will be many bonuses for players who play Pokémon Go between October 26th and November 1st (it looks like it's safe to assume UTC, based on this post, which says the event has not started in New Zealand yet, despite being October 26th there, as well as noting the fact that Ingress events used UTC), mostly revolving around candy.

  • Transferring Pokémon will reward you with 2 candies instead of 1.

  • Catching Pokémon will reward you with 6 candies instead of 3.

  • Hatching Pokémon will reward you with double the candy you would normally receive. For reference, an answer here says that you will normally get 5-15 candy for a 2km egg, 10-21 candy for a 5km egg, and 16-32 candy for a 10km egg. This means that during this event, you will receive 10-30 candy for every 2km egg, 20-42 candy for every 5km egg, and 32-64 candy for every 10km egg.

  • Buddy Pokémon will find candy 4x as fast as they normally do. (0.25km, 0.75km, and 1.25km instead of 1km, 3km, and 5km)

In addition to the above candy bonuses, Pokémon in the Drowzee, Gastly, and Zubat lines will be more common during this event. The full list of Pokémon is:

  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Zubat
  • Golbat

In addition to those listed above, some unannounced Pokémon are spawning much more frequently, namely Meowth and the Cubone line, which include:

  • Meowth
  • Cubone
  • Marowak

Aside from personal experience, this post and this post express the same thing.

Note: Apparently, Persian is not a Halloween Pokémon, even though Meowth is. This post has a list of Halloween Pokémon that does not include Persian. (Anecdotally, I have not encountered a single wild Persian during this event)

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  • Lol, we are overhelmed by Drowzees all the year in our city :D Oct 25, 2016 at 9:12
  • @AntoineHejlík maybe I'll finally get a Hypno :P
    – Vemonus
    Oct 25, 2016 at 12:50
  • Is it just my area or cubones and Marowaks are also increased in spawn rates ?
    – Karlyr
    Oct 26, 2016 at 11:46
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    @Karlyr True. I guess Meowth is as close as they could get to a black cat. Too bad it's not the Alolan Meowth!
    – Vemonus
    Oct 26, 2016 at 14:32
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    Persian is (from most anecdotal evidence I've seen) not spawning more. For some reason it hasn't been included as an evolved line of one of the spooky pokemon that's spawning more despite Meowth spawning a lot more.
    – Mdev
    Oct 26, 2016 at 23:01

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