Pokemon GO announces Halloween-themed update

The developers of Pokemon GO are getting into the spirit of the season by announcing a series of Halloween-themed special features.

Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:38 pm
Pokemon GO players will find new Halloween-themed content this week. Pic: Matthew Corley/Shutterstock.com.

From tomorrow, players will receive double the usual amount of candy for every Pokemon they catch.

And, as an extra bonus, the Professor will give two candies instead of one for every Pokemon transferred to him.

Hatching eggs will also yield extra candy - so your virtual trick-or-treat bag will be overflowing.

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Some spooky Pokemon will be a lot more common as Halloween approaches, and gamers will see more of Zubat, Golbat, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Drowzee and Hypno.

If you got over your fixation, are these seasonal features enough to tempt you back for some Halloween fun?