Pokemon Go news: Shiny event launch, Gen 3 list reveal, New Raid update | Gaming | Entertainment

A new Pokemon Go Shiny event launch has been confirmed by Trainers this week.

The big news was revealed first by those taking part in the Halloween 2017 event, which is currently running until November 2.

Two new Shiny Pokemon have been confirmed to be both catchable and hatchable in Pokemon Go.

The newest addition is Duskull, who can now be caught with a whole new colour scheme.

There’s been plenty of confirmation now that Shiny Daskulls can be found in the wild, alongside Shiny Sableyes.

This was the first new Shiny Pocket Monster launched as part of the Halloween event and are available in both 10KM eggs and in the wild.

It’s been estimated that Trainers currently have 1 in 256 chance of running into a Shiny Duskull, what with the increased spawn rate during Halloween.

It should be noted that Ghost-Type and Dark-Type Pokemon spawns increase by over 50% at night, although there’s still plenty of opportunity during the day too.

According to dataminers, the current night cycle lasts around 12 hours, starting at 8pm local time and ending around 8am local time.

This would suggest that Pokemon Go does in fact include daytime and nocturnal Pocket Monsters.

It would also mean that catching a Shiny Duskull would be easier during the nighttime hours and early morning.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has bad news about the full Gen 3 release date.

Fans of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire will be disappointed with Niantic’s statement at the start of the Halloween event.

The next wave of Gen 3 Pokemon are pencilled in for an early December launch, but Niantic’s comments suggest the full Gen 3 release date will be staggered.

“The rest of the Pokémon first seen in the Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire video games will gradually arrive starting as early as December!” Niantic explained.

It could be that the next wave of Gen 3 Pokemon launch as part of a new event in early December, or start appearing in Raids.

Perhaps Niantic’s Christmas treat to fans will be the release of a huge batch of Gen 3 Pokemon for the festive season.

It was recently revealed that Niantic are planning to change how EX Raids are launched.

The development team confirmed that after a lengthy playtest period, the studio were looking to improve on invites currently work.

EX Raid Battles are similar to existing Raid Battles, differing in the fact that Trainers need to be invited to join an Exclusive Raid Battle. 

To receive an invite to participate in an Exclusive Raid Battle, Trainers must have successfully completed a raid recently, by defeating the Raid Boss, at the Gym where it will be taking place. 

The invitations will include advance warning of when the Exclusive Raid will take place, which has recently been cut down to around 24hrs.

However, it appears that Niantic are ready to tinker with the original format for EX Raids again.

“Trainers, thank you for your feedback on EX Raid Battles,” the official Pokemon Go Twitter account revealed.

“We’re working to improve the invitation system based on what we heard from you.”

Just how this will be done is anyone’s guess but it’s possible that a new beta build could be made ready for wider use by the end of the Pokemon Go Halloween event.

Pokemon Go news: New event to follow Niantic Gen 3 Shiny launch | Gaming | Entertainment

The latest Pokemon Go event news has included a few surprises that Trainers didn’t know about at the start,

While it had been confirmed that various Gen 3 Pokemon were being launched, it wasn’t revealed that a Shiny was going to be thrown in too

This has now been confirmed by Trainers, who have found out that Sableye – one of the new Gen 3 Pokemon launched for Halloween –  also has a Shiny variant included.

Online reports indicate that Shiny Sableyes can be hatched from 10 km eggs.

There’s been no official confirmation of this from Niantic, which means other variants may also be available to hatch from eggs.

The Halloween celebration runs until November 2 at 9pm BST, giving Trainers plenty of time trying to hatch and catch as many top Pocket Monster as possible.

The chance of either hatching or catching a Shiny Sableye is quite slim, however, that doesn’t mean that with a bit of luck you’ll manage to run into one.

It follows news that Niantic are planning a new Pokemon Go event to follow Halloween 2017.

The studio have announced that they will holding Pokemon Go Week from November 4 to November 12.

This new event follows on from Halloween 2017 and is the first official Korean Pokemon Go event ever held.

The new Pokemon Go launch will be nationwide, although the big events will be held only in Seoul, and will include a series of legendary bird encounters.

The official Pokemon Go Korean site confirms that all spawns will increase during the week in question, with Mr.Mime and Unown also included.

TRANSLATION: “Pokemon FESTA, hosted by Pokemon Korea, will be held in Korea from November 4 (Sat) to November 12 (Sun). During this event, the probability of appearance of Pokemon is higher than usual in all parts of Korea (except for some areas)!

“There is even more amazing news during the period from November 10 (Fri) to November 12 (Sun). The trainers in Seoul are able to play raider battles with ‘Frezer’, ‘Thunder’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Luigi’ (except for Lotte World Mall). Pokemon ‘Mime Man’ And ‘Anon-nong’.”

While this won’t be open to Trainers in the UK, there’s the big question of whether Niantic will launch something for everyone during this week in November.

It was recently revealed that Niantic are planning to change how EX Raids are launched.

“Trainers, thank you for your feedback on EX Raid Battles,” the official Pokemon Go Twitter account revealed.

“We’re working to improve the invitation system based on what we heard from you.”

Just how this will be done is anyone’s guess but it’s possible that a new beta build could be made ready for wider use by the end of Pokemon Go Week.

Pokemon Go NEWS – Raikou, Entei, Suicune update, Gen 3 release date DELAY, AR comp ends | Gaming | Entertainment

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is about to make changes to the latest round of Legendary Raids.

After Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia left Pokemon Go on August 31, Niantic introduced new Legendary Raids featuring Raikou, Entei, and Suicune.

Raikou, Entei, and Suicune will appear in Legendary Pokemon Raids until the end of November, but they won’t appear in the same region at the same time.

Entei is currently available in North and South America, UK players can capture Suicune, while players in Asia are able to battle Raikou.

But that all changes on October 31, when the Legendary Pokemon will change for the final time.

From October 31, UK and European players will be able to capture Raikou, North and South American Trainers can battle Suicune, while Asian fans can pick up Entei.

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has bad news about the full Gen 3 release date.

Fans of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire will be disappointed with Niantic’s statement at the start of the Halloween event.

The next wave of Gen 3 Pokemon are pencilled in for an early December launch, but Niantic’s comments suggest the full Gen 3 release date will be staggered.

“The rest of the Pokémon first seen in the Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire video games will gradually arrive starting as early as December!” Niantic explained.

It could be that the next wave of Gen 3 Pokemon launch as part of a new event in early December, or start appearing in Raids.

Perhaps Niantic’s Christmas treat to fans will be the release of a huge batch of Gen 3 Pokemon for the festive season.

Pokemon Go fans have run out of time to take part in Niantic’s latest AR event.

The Pokemon Go AR photography competition came to an end on October 25.

Fans were tasked with snapping Pokemon Go AR photos and posting them on Instagram. The winner will receive a Pokemon Go prize pack.

“We’re challenging you to snap epic Pokemon Go AR photos and post them on Instagram using the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest,” reads a Niantic blog post.

“If your AR photo is selected as one of the top 10 submissions, you’ll win a Pokemon Go Prize Pack containing a Pokemon Go Plus, a poster autographed by the Pokemon Go team, and wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

“You only have until October 25 to submit your best AR photo, so go on an adventure, take a photo, and share it with us on Instagram!”

The winner will be announced soon, but in the meantime, you can see some of the best entries in the gallery above…

Pokemon Go Gen 3 release date – Niantic has bad news for Ruby, Sapphire Pokemon fans | Gaming | Entertainment

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has bad news about the full Gen 3 release date.

Fans of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire will be disappointed with Niantic’s statement at the start of the Halloween event.

The next wave of Gen 3 Pokemon are pencilled in for an early December launch, but Niantic’s comments suggest the full Gen 3 release date will be staggered.

“The rest of the Pokémon first seen in the Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire video games will gradually arrive starting as early as December!” Niantic explained.

It could be that the next wave of Gen 3 Pokemon launch as part of a new event in early December, or start appearing in Raids.

Perhaps Niantic’s Christmas treat to fans will be the release of a huge batch of Gen 3 Pokemon for the festive season.

The best Gen 3 Pokemon can be seen in the gallery below…

Lasting until November 2, the Pokemon Go Halloween event introduces Gen 3 Pokemon like Sableye and Banette.

Spooky Pokemon like Gastly, Drowzee and Cubone will also spawn more regularly for the duration of the event.

Elsewhere, fans can capture a special Pikachu wearing a witch hat, while avatars can be dressed up in Mimikyu’s hat.

Other bonuses include double candy for catching, hatching and transferring Pokemon, while Buddy Pokemon will find candy faster.

Pokemon Go fans are also running out of time to take part in Niantic’s latest AR event.

The Pokemon Go AR photography competition comes to an end on October 25.

Fans are tasked with snapping Pokemon Go AR photos and posting them on Instagram. The winner will receive a Pokemon Go prize pack.

“We’re challenging you to snap epic Pokemon Go AR photos and post them on Instagram using the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest,” reads a Niantic blog post.

“If your AR photo is selected as one of the top 10 submissions, you’ll win a Pokemon Go Prize Pack containing a Pokemon Go Plus, a poster autographed by the Pokemon Go team, and wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

“You only have until October 25 to submit your best AR photo, so go on an adventure, take a photo, and share it with us on Instagram!”

Pokemon GO Gen 3 post Halloween baby blast!

Today we’re having a peek at tips on what’ll come to Pokemon GO in the weeks after Halloween. Generation 3 Pokemon from the Hoenn region are coming! That means new evolutions, new Legendary Pokemon, and perhaps most important of all: new Baby Pokemon! Everyone knows that the most exciting Pokemon in this generation is the de-evolved version of Wobuffet, the questionable Pokemon called Wynaut!

Halloween

Before we go too far, lets run down the Pokemon that’ve already been released this week. They’ll continue to be available beyond this week, but they’ll be less common than they are this week. Except for Witch Hat Pikachu, who’ll go away for what may be a forever sort of length of time.

New Pokemon coming to Pokemon GO Halloween 2017:
• Shuppet
• Banette
• Duskull
• Dusclops
• Sableye

Witch Hat Pikachu Crew:
• Witch Hat Pikachu
• Witch Hat Raichu
• Witch Hat Pichu

Important to note, amongst those Pikachu in this collection, Raichu cannot be found with a Witch Hat in the wild. Users must evolve a Witch Hat Pikachu to attain the Raichu as such. The Witch Hat Pichu is probably the most rare of the three, coming only from a Pokemon Egg, not available in the wild.

For more details on Halloween, have a peek at our recent Halloween Event Details Decoded and go for that shiny business! Yes, there are Shiny Pokemon in this event.

Shiny Pokemon

It would seem that each Pokemon added to the game now through the future are set to include a Shiny version right out the gate. The Shiny models for each Gen 3 Pokemon revealed thus far are in the code, and we have confirmation of at least one of these Shiny monsters appearing this week straight from a Pokemon egg.

Behold! The Shiny Sableye, one hatched from a 10k Pokemon egg, the other found out in the wild. The egg was picked up after the start of the event, mind you – this Pokemon cannot be found in an egg picked up before the 21st of October. There’s no guarantee that there’ll be a litany of additional Shiny Pokemon in this Gen 3 Halloween – but the possibility remains!

Baby Pokemon

The next step in this line of releases is likely the next couple of Baby Pokemon. At least, that’s where this will go if we follow the plan outlined last year – the plan that we’ve already busted up with the release of Gen 3 Pokemon during this Halloween event. Niantic’s playing tricks with our minds as time goes on.

Last year we saw the birth of some super cute Baby Pokemon before the big release of Gen 2. Now there are only two Baby Pokemon in Gen 3 and some time between now and Christmas – so what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with an Azurill and a Whynaut?

Azurill is the earliest evolutionary type behind Marill, the Pokemon that then turns into Azumarill. The baby Azurill is a Normal and Fairy Type Pokemon, while its evolved types are Water and Fairy.

Meanwhile Wynaut is just about the cutest Pokemon in the world, going for a most-cutest competition battle against Azurill for certain. Wynaut is a Psychic Pokemon just like its evolved form, Wobuffet. Wobuffet isn’t much of a fighter, but it generally seems to be stacked with a whole lot of hit points. Maybe with the release of Wynaut, an evolved Wobuffet can finally become Gym-class useful!

Continue the conversation in the talk we’re already having over at PoGo Central on Facebook right now! It’s all about Dark and Ghost Pokemon right now – and babies next!