The developers at Niantic, creators of the social mobile game ‘Pokemon Go’, have been working overtime in recent months to repair their image and bring about some momentum to close out the year. ‘Pokemon Go’ had been under fire in late Summer when the team at Niantic failed to plan properly for the very first, large ‘Pokemon Go Fest’ in Chicago. The event was so bad that people actually considered filing a class action lawsuit. However, things seem to be on a smoother path and fans have to be happy with how the latest event, a Halloween themed event, has played out.
Fans who managed to get out and about to play on ‘Halloween’ were greeted by a small update to showcase the final legs of Niantic’s Halloween themed event. Chief among these updates was the release of a Shiny Shuppet, which allowed Trainers to capture an alternative version of the popular dark-type Pokemon. Shuppet’s are conventionally gray in color while the shiny version is actually a more off-white. This likely will be the only time that fans get the chance to capture a shiny Shuppet so it was a special moment for collectors of rare Pokemon. Fans were also given the opportunity to chase to acquire a shiny Banette which went from dark gray to teal in color.
The Halloween event started on October 20th and it will be running through November 2nd. Fans around the world are able to earn both extra candy and increased opportunities for special dark and ghost type Pokemon. Niantic also released special themed boxes through the in-game shop which will give trainers access to more Super Incubators and Raid Passes. Fans who actively update their trainer avatar will be pleased to see a couple of new clothing options available for free through their clothing selection.