Since the early days of Pokémon Red and Blue, Nintendo has been gifting limited edition monsters to players via store events and online distribution. How fortunate for fans of ghost-types that this October features not one, but two spooky Pokémon up for grabs!
A fresh face to the ghoulish team, Pumpkaboo is an adorable ghost- and grass-type Pokémon that embodies the haunting holiday of Halloween. From its Pokédex entries:
“The pumpkin body is inhabited by a spirit trapped in this world. As the sun sets, it becomes restless and active. It is said to carry wandering spirits to the place where they belong so they can move on.”
This cute and creepy little monster is available as a Mystery Gift via the internet. Simply boot up your 3DS with Pokémon X/Y and download the little gourd monster. This super-sized Pumpkaboo comes preloaded with moves like Trick-or-Treat and Scary Face, and a simple trade allows it to evolve into the formidable Gourgeist!
The other ghost-type searching for a new home to haunt is my personal favorite, Gengar. What makes this grinning ghoul even more enticing is its luster. That’s right- this Gengar is a shiny Pokémon! With a shard of Gengarite in its mitts, this monster will mega-evolve into a even more intimidating creature with a pallid coat of white.
To receive this extra-special specter, hop on over to your local GameStop and ask for one of the free code cards to download the shiny Gengar and his mighty Gengarite. But make sure you hurry- the code cards are only available until the 26th of October. Happy Haunting!