Pokémon GO Stencils: How to Download and Use Them

Image provided by Niantic.
Image provided by Niantic. /

While Pokemon GO is being overrun with spooky Ghost-type Pokemon, fans in the real world can take their Pokemon pride to the next level with some cool Pokemon GO jack-o-lantern stencils. Here’s how to find and use them.

Pokémon GO Stencils: How to Download and Use Them

On the official Pokemon GO blog, Niantic has released stencils fans can use when carving their pumpkins. As of now, there are three patterns available to download: Mystic, Valor, and Instinct. They all feature logos of the three-player factions in Pokemon GO, and they’re all completely free!

For a player to use a stencil, the image would have to be printed out and taped onto the pumpkin. After gutting and preparing the pumpkin for carving, carefully carve out all of the black areas of the pumpkin. Cut out only the black areas, as they will be the parts that glow when the jack-o-lantern is lit.

It’s recommended for young children to begin with the Instinct logo, as the simplistic design of Zapdos is easy to carve. Mystic’s logo is for those who are already comfortable with carving, and Valor’s are for those who like a challenge. 

Of course, fans don’t need to use stencils to celebrate Halloween with Pokemon. But for an easy and cool craft to do with friends and family, these stencils are just what the doctor ordered.

Pokemon GO’s Halloween event is currently ongoing in the game, and is scheduled to end Nov. 1.