Pokemon GO Developers Niantic has announced the new Halloween event.
This will begin on October 23rd.
When the event does go live you will have plenty of things to do, but one of the most exciting challenges will come from trying to find a Shiny Spiritomb, who has been added to the game
Keep reading if you want to add this shiny to your Pokedex!
How To Catch Shiny Spiritomb
The Shiny Spiritomb will be encountered in the wild, as well it's non-shiny version.
Your chances to find a shiny in the wild is 1/400.
Although if Spiritomb is featured then you should find that those rates decrease as it will be more common in the wild during the event.
The Shiny Spiritomb has magenta features with a blue aura and a keystone bound to it that stays the same colour.
You won't be able to tell the difference between a shiny and normal encounter until tapping the pokemon on the map.
Look for the sparkle effect to hint at the shiny!
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You'll also be able to get Shiny Spiritomb from October 23rd to November 3rd more frequently whilst the Halloween event is ongoing.
Spiritomb can also be encountered by completing certain Field Research tasks and by completing the new Halloween 2020 Spooky Message Unmasked Quest Steps.
From what we understand the Halloween Field Research are listed below. We've put in bold and italics those quests which include Spiritomb as a possible reward:
- Catch 18 Dark-type Pokemon - Spiritomb (can be shiny)
- Catch 18 Ghost-type Pokemon - Spiritomb (can be shiny)
- Purify 2 Shadow Pokemon: Cubone (can be shiny)
- Win 2 Raids: Yamask (can be shiny), Spiritomb (can be shiny)
- Catch 3 Ghost-type Pokemon: Duskull (can be shiny)
- Power up 5 Pokemon: Cubone costume Charmander, Yamask costume Squirtle, Shedinja costume Bulbasaur
Beyond November 3rd you should still have a chance to capture the shiny Spiritomb Pokemon, it's just very unlikely it will spawn in the wild.
We would suggest that to increase your chances after the Halloween event ends you should head over to the Silph Road Global Nest Atlas to find your nearest nest.
Just do keep in mind that these change monthly.
For now, have fun searching for this guy!