To celebrate Halloween, The Pokémon Company International is providing fans with various activities, merchandise, and promotions bringing the spooky holiday spirit to the beloved franchise!
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As part of the celebration, the company has also launched Halloween.Pokemon.com, a brand-new interactive website dedicated to holiday-themed activities for the franchise’s beloved fans. Halloween activity sheets (coloring pages, luminaria, bingo cards, spot the difference, word search) and stencil patterns are available for printing.
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The new Trick or Trade BOOster bundles are now available at participating grocery stores and retailers. These include Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Amazon, Toys R Us (Canada only), and more. There are 40 mini booster packs, each with 3 cards, for a grand total of 120 cards. 30 cards from various Sword & Shield expansions are included, along with the adorable little monsters fitting the Halloween spirit (Zubat, Gengar, Pumpkaboo, Mimikyu, Polteageist, etc.). The 10 foil cards in the set will all have a Pikachu jack-o-lantern stamped on the bottom-right-hand corner of the illustration. (Duplicates are possible.)
Stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom will have new merchandise to celebrate the spookiest time of year! Alongside the Trick or Trade BOOster bundles, various Halloween Poké-merch will be sold in these very stores. Plushies, figurines, clothing, playmats, ceramic bowls, and other products wonderfully capture the essence of Halloween, sure to delight fans of all ages. As of writing, certain products have already sold out, so those interested might want to buy before the Halloween period is over.
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For those playing Pokémon GO, the game’s in-game Halloween event will run toward the end of October 2022. Previous Halloween runs covered the second half of October and primarily focused on Ghost-, Dark-, and Poison-Types, with their encounter rates enhanced for the duration of the event. The odds for some of these pocket monsters such as Spinarak are also increased. In-game items such as avatar items, stickers, and bundles also become available for the duration, and will remain in the player’s possession once obtained. Any monster that makes its debut in this event, such as last year’s Galarian Slowking, will remain available even after the event ends.
But wait, there’s more!
During October 2022, The Pokemon TV App on mobile devices, the Nintendo Switch, and Pokemon.com will feature episodes from the long-running anime series, very likely ones that showcase Ghost- and Dark-Types. The first season’s “The Ghost of Maiden’s Peak” and “The Tower of Terror” come to mind. Surely, it will be a delightfully haunting trip down memory lane for longtime fans.
Starting on October 26 (PDT) and October 27 (JST), the 2021 MOBA game Pokemon UNITE will run an in-game Halloween event. More information on the event is to be announced.
About The Pokémon Company International
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.
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