Pokémon Go data miners discover a Halloween treat with a themed map and teasing of an emerging Hisuian Pokémon

Halloween is almost upon us, and for Pokémon Go fans, the upcoming event has yet to be detailed by Niantic. However, for several weeks now, PokeMiners’ data mining team has been sharing multiple items uploaded to the game. Those resources will create a spooky Halloween map for players to see in-game. Next to that map are hints about the arrival of a particular Pokémon in the Hisuian region in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

The details for the upcoming Halloween map were shared in the 0.251.0 deep dive, where the team breaks down the many upcoming assets. The map will supposedly have decorated grass and changed ground, road and park colors. There will also be a Halloween moon glow effect and a misty sky box to set the mood for the spooky occasion. This information was posted on the PokeMiners website, and a community member created a mockup of what that card would look like with fall leaves and pumpkins.

Our 0.251.0 In-Depth is here! This was both a great update (Halloween card) and a pretty terrible one (full screen video ads, you might not even get items to watch). But let’s focus on the positive! See! https://t.co/GlHcRAnmPp

— PokeMiners (@poke_miners) October 8, 2022

In addition to these assets, it also reveals the early hints of Ursaluna. There are unconfirmed leaks of an upcoming Teddiursa Community Day, which would serve as Ursaluna’s debut. While these are yet to be confirmed by Niantic, the arrival of an evolution stone could mean we’ll get the Peat Block to evolve it into Ursaluna, the Peat Pokémon that made its debut in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. If Community Day is correct, we won’t get this until sometime in November, meaning Ursaluna will be here well after the Halloween event.

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Finally, closer to the bottom of these assets, further details were shared about Zorua’s eventual debut in Pokémon Go. Hints of these Pokémon arriving in the mobile game have already been discussed, but the PokeMiners team goes on to discuss how Zorua encounter might work, given what’s in the code. Essentially, Zorua will function as a Ditto encounter, possibly disguising itself as something, and then appearing as the real Pokémon. Again, this is unknown, but it fits the Tricky Fox Pokémon quite well.

Those were the big highlights of the latest asset upload to the game. While we don’t have an exact date for Zorua or Ursaluna, when they get to the mobile game, the Halloween map looks like a lot of fun and a festive way to celebrate the spooky season for Pokémon Go fans.

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