POKEMON GO has launched its massive Halloween-inspired event this week and fans have described it as “epic”.
The viral augmented reality game allows users to experience Pokémon in real life by walking the streets and capturing characters as they appear on their smartphone screen.
The game was release in July 2016 and has been a viral sensation ever since.
This year’s Halloween event went live at yesterday at about 7am (AEDT) and will run until 7am (AEDT) on November 1.
Featuring a brand new Generation 4 ghost Pokémon to catch as well as spooky new research tasks to complete, the game is everything a diehard Halloween fanatic would love.
According to the Pokemon Go team, “new avatar items featuring ghost-type Pokémon are now available in the style shop”.
Research Tasks & Encounters/Rewards for Pokémon GO Halloween 2018 pic.twitter.com/Iw8Oc1M3Nv— Leek Duck (NYC) ? (@LeekDuck)
Fans are going wild for the new offering, taking to Twitter to share what they know about the themed event and what they’ve experienced in it since it’s launch yesterday.
— ?Shaun Limit3d? (@shauns1288)
— Trainer Budin (@TrainerBudin)
— Right Dead Fred (@IThinkImFred)
— ☠ Monkey’s Paw ☠ (@Monkeh)