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Apart from offering new Ghost-type Pokémon from the upcoming Generation III roster, Pokémon Go‘s current Halloween event has featured shiny treats. Previously, three of the five new Pokémon seen in the event—Sableye, Duskull, and Dusclops—had the rare color variants known as shiny versions, available to capture. The Halloween gifts aren’t over, however, as Niantic has now released shiny versions of the final two Pokémon featured in the event: Shuppet and Banette.

When the Halloween event began on October 20th, only Sableye was known to have a shiny version available in the wild, which swapped its standard purple color for yellow. A few days before Halloween, the developer released shiny versions of Duskull and its evolved form Dusclops, giving their brown exterior a red hue. Now, as a last Halloween goodie, Shuppet and its evolved form Banette now have shiny variants wandering in the wild. Of course, the different colored Pokémon don’t have inherently better stats or moves than the regular versions, but for any true collector, a shiny version is one of the rarest finds in the game.

While Pokémon Go trainers have had opportunities in the past to catch shiny variants of Pokémon, including Magikarp, Gyarados, Pikachu, Pichu, and Raichu, it’s been clear that the shiny creatures’ first appearance during special events makes them spawn more. In turn, while shiny versions are still a rare find, players have a higher chance of coming across the color-swapped Pokémon during events. Sadly, this means big fans of Shuppet and Banette only have another day to run across the new color more easily. There will always be a chance to find them after the Halloween event ends, but the probability of finding one drops dramatically.

It’s not all bad news once the event ends, though. Niantic has revealed the remaining Generation III Pokémon will make their way into the game as early as December. Also, the developer has been working on a new way to roll out EX Raids and its boss Mewtwo to trainers. Currently, only players invited with an in-game pass can attempt to take on Mewtwo, but with the randomness and inconsistencies around the pass system, Niantic has taken trainer feedback to streamline the process.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

Source: Game Rant

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Pokémon Go gets two more shiny Pokémon during Halloween event

There are now five shiny Pokémon spawning in the Halloween event, but trainers only have a short time to enjoy the increased spawn rates.

By Evan Slead | 11/1/2017 04:30 PM PT

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Apart from offering new Ghost-type Pokémon from the upcoming Generation III roster, Pokémon Go‘s current Halloween event has featured shiny treats. Previously, three of the five new Pokémon seen in the event—Sableye, Duskull, and Dusclops—had the rare color variants known as shiny versions, available to capture. The Halloween gifts aren’t over, however, as Niantic has now released shiny versions of the final two Pokémon featured in the event: Shuppet and Banette.

When the Halloween event began on October 20th, only Sableye was known to have a shiny version available in the wild, which swapped its standard purple color for yellow. A few days before Halloween, the developer released shiny versions of Duskull and its evolved form Dusclops, giving their brown exterior a red hue. Now, as a last Halloween goodie, Shuppet and its evolved form Banette now have shiny variants wandering in the wild. Of course, the different colored Pokémon don’t have inherently better stats or moves than the regular versions, but for any true collector, a shiny version is one of the rarest finds in the game.

While Pokémon Go trainers have had opportunities in the past to catch shiny variants of Pokémon, including Magikarp, Gyarados, Pikachu, Pichu, and Raichu, it’s been clear that the shiny creatures’ first appearance during special events makes them spawn more. In turn, while shiny versions are still a rare find, players have a higher chance of coming across the color-swapped Pokémon during events. Sadly, this means big fans of Shuppet and Banette only have another day to run across the new color more easily. There will always be a chance to find them after the Halloween event ends, but the probability of finding one drops dramatically.

It’s not all bad news once the event ends, though. Niantic has revealed the remaining Generation III Pokémon will make their way into the game as early as December. Also, the developer has been working on a new way to roll out EX Raids and its boss Mewtwo to trainers. Currently, only players invited with an in-game pass can attempt to take on Mewtwo, but with the randomness and inconsistencies around the pass system, Niantic has taken trainer feedback to streamline the process.

Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.

Source: Game Rant

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About Evan Slead

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.