Pokémon UNITE celebrates Halloween with a new event

Pokemon Unite Halloween Event
Pokemon Unite Halloween Event (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon UNITE is a MOBA game on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
  • The official Twitter account announced a new Halloween Festival event coming in October.
  • Greedent, a Pokémon from the Galar region, will also make an appearance.

Pokémon UNITE continues to take the world by storm, adding new updates and content such as skins. The Pokémon Company is known for celebrating Halloween with fun costumed designs for their various Pokémon, so it's no surprise that the official Pokémon UNITE Twitter account announced a Halloween-themed event for the game.

The Halloween Festival event sports spooky pumpkin decorations, new costumes for Pokémon like Lucario, Zeraora, Charizard, and more. Players also gain access to a new combat mechanic where pumpkins can be thrown at enemies to inflict damage. New Halloween-themed trainer costume options, frames and Trainer Card effects will also be made available for purchase in the in-game shop.

Finally, a new Pokémon makes its debut in Pokémon UNITE. Greedent, a squirrel-like Pokémon who first made its appearance in Pokémon Sword and Shield, makes its way into the game with the start of the Halloween Festival event. Greedent loves berries, and seems to be able to incorporate them into battles, making it good at ranged combat.

The Halloween Festival event comes to iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch starting on October 20, 2021.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.