It's October so naturally, most games are getting into the spooky swing of things and the Pokemon Go Halloween event will be no different.
Unfortunately, there are still a few weeks to go before we can experience some scary shenanigans.
But that's ok because in the meantime the developers at Niantic will b rolling out a new Autumn themed update to the game breathing some fresh life into the constantly evolving world.
Later today, the new autumn-themed event goes live, adding Berry bonuses, and even a Pokémon GO debut for Deerling!
The event will be live this afternoon from 8:00 a.m PDT (16:00 BST) but for fans always on the hunt for new shiny pokemon, it's also a very special event,
The Kanto based pokemon Vulpix is FINALLY getting a shiny introduced into the game, and if that's not something to celebrate, we don't know what is.
If you're wondering how to go about catching yourself a shiny Vulpix, then fear not and keep reading!
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How to catch shiny Vulpix in Pokemon GO?
As stated, the Pokemon Go 'Autumn event' is going live today, and though it only lasts until October 12, once shiny Vulpix has been added to the game, it's here for good.
During the event Vulpix (along with many other Pokemon) there will be increase spawns so your chances of catching a shiny are automatically boosted.
But equally, there's no need to worry if you don't manage to capture one right away as you could still encounter a shiny Vulpix after the event ends.
Plus, it's worth catching as many as possible for no other reason than stocking up on candy.
Not least when you need 50 candies to evolve Vulpix into Ninetales anyway; and who doesn't want a shiny Ninetales!
Following the conclusion of the event, your best bet of catching a shiny Vulpix will likely come from visiting locations spawning as many Vulpix Pokemon as possible (obviously!)
We would suggest that to increase your chances you should head over to the Silph Road Global Nest Atlas to find your nearest Vulpix nest. Do keep in mind that these change monthly.
For those wanting to know more about the rest of the Autumn Pokemon event, keep reading for the full breakdown and FAQ of features available for the next few days.
Pokemon GO Autumn Event - FAQ!
Around the world, the seasons change. As the seasons turn, different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild and hatching from Eggs, certain Berry effects will be boosted, Berry-themed Field Research and Timed Research will be available, and Deerling will make its Pokémon GO debut!
Date + Time -
Friday, October 9, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, October 12, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
- Whether it's autumn or spring where you are, plants are flourishing all around the world. During this event, Berries will be twice as effective when you give them as treats to your Buddy Pokémon, and you'll earn twice the usual Candy you normally would when catching a Pokémon that you've given a Pinap Berry to. Berries will also be dropping more often when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops and Gyms, so be sure to harvest a few Berries!
- Pokémon can sense when the seasons change! You can expect to see the following Pokémon appearing more often in the wild: Oddish, Vulpix, Bayleef, Hoothoot, Sudowoodo, Yanma, Pineco, Zigzagoon, Seedot, Shroomish, Plant Cloak Burmy, and Foongus.
- If you're lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Vulpix as originally discovered in Kanto!
Autumn-themed Pokémon will be hatching from 5 km Eggs.
- Deerling, the Season Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut! The turning of the seasons changes the color and scent of this Pokémon's fur. Keep an eye out for its Autumn Form Deerling!
And that's not all...
In some parts of the world, the leaves are turning red and the shadows are growing longer! With the transition from a hot summer to a cooler autumn in some places, it looks like there will be a few different Pokémon hatching from Eggs soon. You can look forward to that and other exciting changes from Monday, October 12, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, October 19, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7).
PSA - Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO.