the client app is now downloading the following icons in the background:

  • All of the Gen III ghost Pokémon hinted on the Loading screen, normal and shiny variants
  • Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu normal variants with the Halloween hat costume
  • The new Mimikyu hat

With this discovery, we’re expecting the Game Master to be updates soon and show which moves do new Gen III Ghosts have. Soon Trainers, soon!

Icon Normal Shiny
Mimikyu hat
Halloween Pichu
Halloween Pikachu
Halloween Raichu
  • This Guy’s Gaming & More

    wow! this is amazing

  • Bectile

    I guess this implies a slow release of Gen III, starting with the ghost types

  • Robdebobrob

    And Ho-oh got nerfed.. If he shows up this friday im gonna break something (out of frustration, not joy).

  • Edwin Fung

    Again. Shedinja is also a ghost type Pokemon from gen 3. If it means Niantic don’t know how to deal with it?

    • Soccer14Magic

      Yeah well seeing as we front see any sign of Abilities, shedinja is worthless

      • Marco De Freitas

        Adding Shedinja means adding Nincada and Ninjask, and they’re not Ghosts at all..

        • Patrick Terry Jr.

          Yes but for the Rock event they had Slugma and Magcargo spawn more frequently and Slugma is just a fire type not a rock type.

          • Julian Mathis

            This hurts patrick… They’re rock type….

    • Matt Callanan

      It’s not a Ghost type in its previous evolutions though.

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  • Cooper McCollum

    That gold Sableye though

  • Heydavid17

    I doubt that’s the case, but… maybe, they might want us to hunt for these shinies during the event

  • BlueZoisiteBZ

    could there be a tutorial on how to get files like these any time soon???

    • Soccer14Magic

      Yes i was wondering that too

      • Marco De Freitas

        There are data mining guides on the right of every page…

  • randomman29

    It’s a start but still not Latias.

    • peponzio

      I still don’t know why they are not including Rayquaza in Halloween. He is like the perfect thematic fit to the event.

      • Chris Denton

        Idk about rayquaza, but ditto is always in disguise.

  • Soccer14Magic

    The new Hoenn medal is in the game and the first medal you only need 5 new Pokemon and on the new.loading screen there are 5 new Pokemon,so I think the ghosts are coming for Halloween and then the rest after the event

    • Bill Smith

      Johto was the same way (1st 5)

  • Ian Taylor

    Shiny Pikachu/Pichu?!

  • Dimas Aditya S

    Why my loading screen is still the old raid theme??

    • Patrick Terry Jr.

      Have you updated to the latest version?

      • Dimas Aditya S

        I have updated to version 0.79.3

  • Curtis Beales

    Let’s hope they actually release shiny versions of these rather than just adding the models for no reason like they did with the legendary birds.

    • Julian Mathis

      I really hope so!

  • LaserOstriches

    Those shinies are sexy.

  • Joe1407

    Just got a 10 legendary medal today right when I turned it on. Had over 10 a month ago.