Halloween 2023 AR Showcase

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Spooky Season is here, and would could be a more fitting theme than Halloween? Always one of our most popular annual themes, we are always so excited to see the entries we get for this topic, and wow!

Unedited Images

The below AR images have not been edited in any way.

‘Mysterious flowers and Halloween’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘When Duskull came across a flower called Beefsteak Geranium, he happily approached it and enjoyed Halloween.’

‘Pokéluminescence’ by Alletoria, Boston, MA, USA.

‘On my way home I saw these ground lights and felt it was the perfect opportunity for my new Litwick friend to shine! I love that it gives the impression that Litwick is emitting the light. Shiny indeed!’

‘Caught in a Web’ by phrixu, Kent, UK.

‘I love seeing spider webs enhanced by the morning dew!’

‘It’s hunting season for Haunter!!!’ by pokemoninlife, Residence of Miyahara Takekuma​​, Taichung, Taiwan.

‘Scary October is the best season for ghost type Pokemon. It’s hunting season for Haunter!!! Haunter probably lives in Residence of Miyahara Takekuma​. It’s so mischievous that it likes to scared people by jumping out of the window. Next time, if you meet it, don’t be afraid to say hello to it!!!’

‘La Araña Azul’ by mingosanch, Massachusetts, USA.

‘Spinarak’s web acts like a second nervous system, helping it determine its prey using vibrations. Spinarak are known to lie still for days at a time in the same pose, waiting for unsuspecting prey to wander close. Based on this Spinarak’s stance, it looks like I was almost its unsuspecting prey!’

‘Exciting Halloween’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘Mismagius is excited about Halloween even before the sun sets. Is it trying to hide behind the ginkgo tree and surprise me?’

‘Japanese decoration’ by u501, Udatsu-style houses, Gifu, Japan.

‘I took a photo with the light-art using Mino-washi.’

‘Not Quite Alone’ by Feresk, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.

‘I took this photo because I had an eerie feeling there was something else keeping an eye on me.’

‘Banette; Waiting and watching the fish’ by Mark, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, UK.

‘Walking along the fishing canal, this Banette was watching the fish, like a fisherman but probably waiting for its owner to return and claim their lost doll… hopefully… ‘

‘Trick or treat’ by ACE📸, Tokyo, Japan.

‘Some young people are so into dressing up and they gather in front of Shibuya station in Tokyo on October 31st.’

‘Light up the Lychgate’ by phrixu, Kent, UK.

‘Chandelure can be found in the entry to the churchyard, lighting up the path for late night visitors…’

‘Mimichu’ by Mark, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, UK.

‘Stopping suddenly along my walk as I thought Mimikyu had finally been released to the wild, but it’s just a Pikachu getting ready for trick or treat… I guess I was tricked!’

‘Nocturne’ by mingosanch, Massachusetts, USA.

‘On my way home late at night, I passed by a seemingly abandoned parking garage. I was curious about the unusual blue lightning, so I poked my head in. Imagine my surprise when a blue Gastly popped out from behind a wall!’

‘Nothing to see here…’ by Alletoria, Boston, MA, USA.

‘I love the idea of a baby pumpkaboo settling in for a nap and failing to properly camouflage itself among similar shapes. That’s ok though, we’ll let this one get that beauty rest!’

‘Lantern at the park!!’ by Lonerider0009, Telangana Hyderabad, India.

‘Adding glow the the waving Indian flag during the early morning hours at the park!!’

‘We will have more friends this year too.’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘Gengar in a Halloween hat looks excited to meet Gengar in a new hat. I’m excited for a fun Halloween.

‘Mayhem at the Lumber Mill’ by CaneroTheGreat, Zărnești, Brașov, România.

‘Trevenant is fiercely defending his fallen brothers from the local timburjacks’

‘Remnants of the Woods’ by mingosanch, Massachusetts, USA.

‘Phantump is said to be a spirit possessing a stump. They normally prefer to live in abandoned forests, so it was quite surprising seeing one in the middle of the city!’

‘Golden Haunter’ by Mark, Shipley, Derby, UK.

‘My all time favourite spooky photo was when this golden Haunter jumped me as I was on my way home. As quick as a flash I was able to snap two shots, throw a Poké Ball, and it was gone into the evening sky… Never to be seen again. A rare sight for sure. At least it posed for evidence but never heard of another sighting… ‘

‘Halloween is coming up.’ by ACE📸, Tokyo, Japan.

‘What are you dressing up as?’

‘Last Respect’ by VinsPawz, Indonesia.

‘Houndstone Pay for visit’

‘Midnight Aria’ by mingosanch, Massachusetts, USA.

‘Gourgeist’s singing is hauntingly beautiful. I’d never seen a purple one like this before. It was striking against the backdrop of the moonlit trees.’

‘Cemetery Guardian’ by EverdarkRaven, Northern New York.

‘With autumn fully upon us and the sun setting earlier and earlier in the day, I like to use this time of year to explore some of the spookier areas nearby. On this night, I was greated by a Golett guarding the cemetery. While it seemed peaceful, I was careful to not disturb anything Knowing it was watching.’

‘It’s not just at night.’ by nana15AR, Hiroshima City, Japan.

‘It’s not just at night. It’s impressive even if it’s hidden behind flowers. Let enjoy Halloween!’

Edited Images

The below AR images have been edited or filtered in some way.

‘the truth behind the pendulum’ by Xvito30, Región O’Higgins, codegua, chile.

‘He carries a pendulum in his hand. Once, he made a child he had hypnotized disappear.’

‘All Alone’ by Mythical Lae Snaps, Ontario.

‘When I was going on my daily walk I could hear cries coming from the woods. Curious I walked further and further in and thought I saw something lurking in the trees. I hid in the bushes and noticed this little spirit floating around, making the crying noises. What a curious creature. I quickly snapped a photo which caught its attention. It started coming towards me so I ran back to my car as fast as I could. I hope I don’t encounter whatever that was ever again.’

‘It’s Halloween Time🥳🥳🥳’ by rockARaptor, Hyderabad, Telangana.

‘My Halloween Costume Shiny Gengar is Ready for its 2023 Halloween Party. who’s joining?’

‘Grooving with the lights!’ by Lonerider0009, Telangana Hyderabad, India.

‘Sableye dancing to the night life grooving music!’

‘Man’s Best Friend’ by phrixu, Kent, UK.

‘This friendly Pokémon doesn’t like being alone. Pay it even the slightest bit of attention, and it will follow you forever. This Greavard waits by his trainers grave, hoping one day they will return.’

‘Keeper of Beauty and the Beast(美女と野獣の館の番人)’ by Limu (りむ), Tokyo Disneyland Beauty and the Beast’s Castle.

‘A witch cast a spell on him and he became like this. She needs to return to her original form as soon as possible, but the princess hasn’t come… What will happen?’

‘Litwick Scary’ by SuperDrogon1, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

‘a ghostly scream’

‘Litwick trying to be scary.’ by Xvito30, Región O’Higgins, Codegua, chile.

‘Gengar is based on the dark concept of shadow people, a phenomenon that consists of believing that there are certain paranormal entities in the shape of people who seek to scare us. And, as described in the Pokédex, this corresponds to Gengar’s favorite activity.’

‘Deep, Dark and Dank’ by Feresk, Cebu City, Cebu Philippines.

‘One must always be careful when wandering into the thick of it. Many things lurk in the shrubbery.’

‘Peak-A-Boo’ by Mythical Lae Snaps, Ontario.

‘I was so excited when I heard that my favourite Gen 9 Pokémon Greavard was coming to Go! This little ghost dog has such a special place in my heart and I remember seeing its little candle head sticking out of the ground in the mountains in Violet for the first time. I wanted to recreate that that feeling with this photo and the fall colours. I can’t wait to go on many spooky adventures with my new buddy Greavard!’

‘Lurking Banette’ by Marc H., Bavaria, Germany.

‘This Banette likes to wait for unwary strollers to play tricks on them.’

‘Watch Out!’ by phrixu, Kent, UK.

‘Gengar’s AR pose looks quite creepy, which gave me the inspiration to have him lurking behind something ready to jump out as unsuspecting visitors round the corner. This path seemed perfect!’

‘Don’t go out alone at night in the countryside’, by Xvito30, Región O’Higgins, Codegua, chile.

‘It catches its prey with its arms, which appear to form tufts of hair, and sings a happy song while reveling in its suffering.’

‘Illuminated Path’ by RockStarRithvik, Sentosa Boardwalk, Straits View, Singapore.

‘I was walking by the Sentosa Boardwalk and it was almost midnight when I passed this staircase that led upto something that looked like a church. It had these little lights that looked too good. I knew chandelure had to be the one. Got lucky with the fact that there were no people around so that I could get a good shot but not that lucky with the lighting. Had to use a little snapseed for that.’

‘Pumpkaboo Haunting’ by EverdarkRaven, Northern New York.

‘While exploring the nearby cemetery, the majority of the Pokemon I could find were Pumpkaboo! It was like they were haunting the entire area. I didn’t stick around long to see if I could find anything else, didn’t want to risk one of them following me home!’


The below images are composites/full edits, made using a combination AR, existing images, and extensive editing.

‘Ghosts concert!’ by リム(@keroLimu), Tokyo Disneyland.

‘In the world of Pokemon SV, he seems to be a DJ. I imagine that you are very good at singing.’

‘Trick-A-Treat Give me candy and electricity’ by リム(@keroLimu), Yokohama English garden.

‘It seems like each Pokemon has their own way of enjoying Halloween.’

‘An Autumnal Gathering 🍂’ by Pk_nature_snaps, Grindelwald, Switzerland.

‘Is it the last supper?’ by リム(@keroLimu), Yokohama English garden.

‘I’m asking if Pokemon Foods is available in the afterlife as well😂’

AR Masters

The below images are taken by our AR Masters.

Full edit by Pokegramstm.

‘Happy Halloween!’

‘Midnight’ by kittypokemonsalot, Lincolnshire, UK.

‘Halloween is all about trick or treating, and Midnight Lycanroc couldn’t have a more mischievous expression! They are definitely going to be playing tricks all night’

Next Submission Theme

Our next AR showcase theme is… fire type Pokémon! Submit your best photos of fire types here by 25th November to be considered. Full rules at the link.

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