Halloween 2017 event music has been found: “Lavender Night”

Trainers,

we’ve successful data mined the new Halloween night theme. The following theme is the nightly map music loop added in 0.79.2, to accompany the Halloween 2017 event in Pokémon GO. As the title suggests, this theme is a remix of the original Lavender Town theme.

The track is around 1:10 minutes long, features the same creepy pasta high frequency range of the original Lavender Town tune and will be played during night cycle.

At this point, there is no indication that you’ll be able to use this sound as the default night music after the Halloween event ends.

As far as other audio assets go, there is 135 new Pokemon cries added in this release. You can find the full list and download the files on ZeChrales Github repository.

Be aware that the original Lavender Town music had some notoriously creepy side effects…

Lavender Town Syndrome

via Creepypasta Wikia

Lavender Town as seen in Red and Green.

The Lavender Town Syndrome (also known as “Lavender Town Tone” or “Lavender Town Suicides”) was a peak in suicides and illness of children between the ages of 7-12 shortly after the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, back in February 27th, 1996.

Rumors say that these suicides and illness only occurred after the children playing the game reached Lavender Town, whose theme music had extremely high frequencies, that studies showed that only children and young teens can hear, since their ears are more sensitive.

Due to the Lavender Tone, at least two-hundred children supposedly committed suicide, and many more developed illnesses and afflictions. The children who committed suicide usually did so by hanging or jumping from heights. Those who did not acted irrationally complained of severe headaches after listening to Lavender Town’s theme.

Although Lavender Town now sounds differently depending on the game, this mass hysteria was caused by the first Pokémon game released. After the Lavender Tone incident, the programmers had fixed Lavender Town’s theme music to be at a lower frequency, and since children were no longer affected by it.