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Go Augmented Reality Trick-Or-Treating With Pokémon Go

This year has held exciting developments in the world of Pokémon Go, and Niantic are not about to disappoint. As Halloween approaches, Niantic have some scary surprises in store.

You can now go AR (Augmented Reality) trick-or-treating with Pokémon Go. As you go on the hunt for spooky Pokémon which will be far more common than normal-type Pokémon, you can collect more candies in the process. More treat than trick here.

This limited edition treat will start October 26 and last through November 1. 

Any time you transfer a Pokemon to the Professor, you will receive two Candies instead of one, and your buddy Pokémon will also be more generous and will give you Candy four times faster.

It doesn’t stop there. When you hatch Eggs, you’ll get twice the Candy. It’s time to get walking.

Share you Candy hauls with the hashtag #PokemonHalloween.

“It’s been an incredible first year for Pokémon GO thanks to the passion and dedication from the global Trainer community,” said John Hanke, CEO of Niantic.

Spooky Halloween Pokémon

Leading up to Halloween the spooky Pokémon will become frightfully more common. Keep an eye out for these usual suspects:

  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno

So with this exciting and limited edition chance to cash in on Candies, don’t miss out by letting your phone die.

It might be an idea to invest in a portable power bank for your mobile phone, as even a full smartphone battery charge does not suffice.

There would be nothing worse than your phone dying just as you are about to hatch a 10K egg and reap the Candy reward.

Pokémon Go-ers have to be prepared. So we give you, according to multiple sources:

The Top 10 Portable Power Banks For Playing Pokémon Go

1. Anker PowerCore 20100

2. ZeroLemon ToughJuice 30,000mAh

3. RAVPower portable external battery charger

4. Mophie Powerstation Plus

5. LinearFlux Lithium Card Pro

6. Poweradd Pilot 2GS portable charger

7. Lepow portable external battery charger

8. AUKEY power bank

9. Jackery Bolt

10. AmazonBasics portable power bank


Or if you want to be environmentally-friendly and earth-conscious whilst you catch ’em all, here are the top five best solar chargers for your smartphone, according to BestAdvisor.

 Top 5 Best Solar Chargers

1. X-Dragon portable foldable solar charger

  • 8 solar panels
  • 40W peak power
  • 22-25% transformation efficiency
  • 1 USB port

2. Anker solar charger PowerPort

  • 3 solar panels
  • 21W peak power
  • 21.5-33.5% transformation efficiency
  • 2 USB port

3. QueenAcc portable solar charger with LED lights

  • 1 solar panels
  • 2W peak power
  • 8% transformation efficiency
  • 2 USB port

4. ECEEN solar charger backpack

  • 1 solar panels
  • 7W peak power
  • 22% transformation efficiency
  • 1 USB port

5. Bushnell Bear Grylls SolarWrap charger

  • 1 solar panels
  • 8W peak power
  • 1 USB port
Via The Pokemon Company International

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