Pokemon Go developer Niantic may be planning to release more than just Gen 3 Pokemon as part of the Halloween event.
A recently leaked image all but confirms the appearance of Gen 3 Ghost Pokemon in the Halloween 2017 event.
The image features Gen 3 Pokemon like Shuppet, Banette, Sableye, Duskull and Dusclops. The Pokemon are likely to debut ahead of a full Gen 3 roll out later this year.
But fans have spotted a reference to another Ghost Type Pokemon from a later generation hidden within the image.
The player avatar featured in the picture is wearing a Mimikyu hat, which suggests the Generation 7 Pokemon may make an appearance in some form.
It’s likely players will be able to equip their own Mimikyu hats, similar to the Magikarp hat that was introduced during the Water Festival.
You can take a look at the image and the rest of the Gen 1, 2 and 3 Ghost Pokemon in the gallery below…
Dataminers found evidence of Gen 3 Pokemon within recent update files.
The only thing missing were the Gen 3 sound files needed to replicate the new Pokemon.
However, these were discovered in the most recent Pokemon Go update, as well as the spooky Lavender Town theme from Pokemon Red and Blue.
There’s also evidence to suggest that a new Halloween-themed map display may appear at night.
While fans wait for more information about the Halloween event, Niantic has launched an AR photography competition for Pokemon Go fans.
The competition, which runs until October 25, tasks players with snapping the best AR images and posting them on Instagram.
“We’re challenging you to snap epic Pokemon Go AR photos and post them on Instagram using the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest,” reads a Niantic blog post.
“If your AR photo is selected as one of the top 10 submissions, you’ll win a Pokemon Go Prize Pack containing a Pokemon Go Plus, a poster autographed by the Pokemon Go team, and wireless Bluetooth earbuds.
“You only have until October 25 to submit your best AR photo, so go on an adventure, take a photo, and share it with us on Instagram!”
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