Trainers,

we’ve observed a medium sized update to the Game Master file this morning, targeted at enabling new Generation 3 ghost Pokémon for Halloween. This is the last update required for the event — Niantic can activate the spawns at any moment now.

As you can see below, the majority of Pokémon received similar Ghost and Dark type moves, with notable exceptions for Sableye and Dusclops. It’s nice to see Niantic adding variety to the move pools, even if these Pokémon are not super strong.

We updated our Database site and are in process of updating our Hub textual pages:


Sableye moves and stats added

Base Capture rate is 20%, base flee rate is 7%, buddy distance is 5KM.

Moves:

Shuppet moves and stats added

Base Capture rate is 40%, base flee rate is 10%, buddy distance is 3KM.

Moves:

Banette moves and stats added

Base Capture rate is 20%, base flee rate is 7%, buddy distance is 3KM.

Moves:

Duskull moves and stats added

Base Capture rate is 40%, base flee rate is 10%, buddy distance is 3KM.

Moves:

Dusclops moves and stats added

Base Capture rate is 20%, base flee rate is 7%, buddy distance is 3KM.

Moves:

  • Bellal Amerkhail

    cant wait to have dusclops

    • CyberBishop1

      Me either.

  • Joe1407

    Will we have to get one more update before 1:00 PM PST today? What version is this update? or what is the most current version?

    • stagno29

      Latest version for Android is 0.79.3

  • Dave Racette

    Nothing indicating we’ll get some Gen 3 Dark Types besides Sableye??

    • Dan

      Sableye is also Ghost type. They are only doing Gen III Ghosts this event. We will have increased spawns of Gen I and Gen II non-Ghosts, however.

      • SMP #TeamInstinct

        Yet we have no Shedinja..

        • Vance

          I feel like because of Shedinja’s unique trait, it won’t be capturable in the wild, will probably appear every time you evolve a Ninjask.

          • Valor rubia

            Name a Pokemon game where you can capture Shedinja in the wild?

            Would it even make sense to capture one or multiple in the wild? I’ve only ever seen Shedinja appear through evolving a Nincada. Despite it being a ghost type have some patience!

  • randomman29

    It’s a start now we need the rest of gen3.

    • Chris Denton

      I knew this wouldn’t be enough for people. Just imagine how the people who wanted the game to work instead of 10 new Pokémon feel! We will probably be on the back burner for another full year as they trickle out gen 3.

  • Fiz Flow

    Shouldn’t the loading screen change to the halloween event theme by now or am I missing something?? *slight panicking * 🙂

    • Leigh Ellis

      Maybe it’ll change when it starts (40 minutes!!)

      • Fiz Flow

        If by any chance it still doesn’t change, and the event won’t start for me… Do i have to uninstall-clear data-re-install the app??

        • I got the time wrong, it’s another 40 minutes. Nah the Pokemon that appear are from the server not your phone, it’ll still work

          • Fiz Flow

            Yeah it has started… Tq… Happy hunting everyone… 🙂

  • M Nery

    Guys the event is live! I so far have had some luck. Not a minute after setting an insense, i got a houndoom.

  • M Nery

    And that was while I was just on my couch at home! I’m excited to see what other things I will find

  • Philipp

    Fantastic. I get loads of candy for pokemon I have no use for. I try to make the best out of it by hatching eggs and hoping i get doulbe candy for something useful.