I suspect many of you have stopped playing Pokémon GO. Not only is it getting chilly in many areas, but there just isn't a lot to do once you've caught all the common Pokémon. You might be tempted to fire up the game again soon. A new update is rolling out with some welcome improvements, and there's a special Halloween event coming up in a few days.

The update to v0.43.3 isn't a huge one, but you can still grab it from APK Mirror rather than wait for the Play Store to spit it out. Here's what you can expect.

  • Professor Willow discovered that Eggs have different patterns depending on the distance required to hatch them.
  • Pokémon type icons have been added to the information screen for each Pokémon.
  • Low battery indicator added for the Pokémon GO Plus.
  • Minor text fixes

The type icons will be helpful, I'm sure. There's still no tracking in this update, though. That might not matter quite as much in the coming days, though. As part of Pokémon GO's Halloween celebration, you'll be seeing "spooky" Pokémon much more.

The spawn rate of Gastly, Gengar, Haunter, Zubat, Golbat, Drowzee, and Hypno will be increased from October 26th to November 1st. If you go hunting for Pokémon during that time, you should be able to find some of these even without a working tracker. In addition, candy rewards will be doubled during the Halloween event.

Pokémon GO
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