Pokemon GO fans dove head-long into the mobile title’s Halloween event earlier this week, eager to capture new-to-the-game creatures from Generation 3. Three of the five newly added third-generation Ghost-type Pokemon were available to catch immediately — those being Duskull, Shuppet, and Sableye — but the remaining two, Dusclops and Banette, were more difficult to track down. Until nighttime, that is.
According to numerous Pokemon GO players, Dusclops and Banette only spawn within the game at night — or, at the very least, spawn much more frequently in the wild between the hours of 8 p.m. and 9 a.m. A forum on the Pokemon GO fan community The Silph Road’s sub-Reddit documents players’ experience with Dusclops and Banette spawn behavior. Local trackers have stated that both Ghost-type Pokemon spawned before 9 a.m. and “de-spawned between 9 and 10 a.m.,” only showing up again “shortly after 8 p.m.”
A player from the mountain west region of the United States addressed the rate at which Banette and Dusclops spawn during the day, writing that, while a tracker witnessed such spawns happen, “the rarity was very similar to ultra-rare like Unown or Muk.” Apparently, they are even more rare than Tyranitar and Dragonite, one of the game’s best Pokemon for Legendary Raids. The user also wrote that in a large area of land (exact size unspecified), only three Banette and three Dusclops were found in the daytime, but “scanners exploded with them” once night fell.
A Pokemon GO player from the southern United States reported the same type of activity, writing, “Looking at a tracker, had tons of event Pokemon spawning before 10 a.m…. and suddenly at 10 a.m., the spawns have been drastically reduced.”
However, this hasn’t been the experience of all players, particularly those from overseas. One user wrote that in Singapore, Ghost-type Pokemon have popped up “all day long,” and nighttime sees more Sableye spawning than during the day. Whether this player spotted the shiny Sableye as well remains to be seen.
Another player, who resides in Prague, indicated that Dusclops and Banette have appeared “literally all day” in their area. “There has been no visible lack in the ghosts at all,” they wrote.
Those who want to get their hands on Dusclops and Banette but can’t find them when the sun is out can still obtain the creatures by catching a bunch of Duskull and Shuppet, which are Dusclops and Banette’s first evolutions. The Pokemon GO Halloween event is offering participants a Double Candy perk, so pulling in enough candy bits to evolve Duskull and Shuppet into the seemingly rare Dusclops and Banette should be fairly easy — and players won’t have to venture into the dark of night to do so.
Pokemon GO is available now on Android and iOS devices.
Source: The Silph Road – Reddit