Pokemon GO Weedle Shadow Version of Pokémon Appears In-Game

Pokemon GO Weedle Shadow versions will appear in-game starting Thursday.
Pokemon GO Weedle Shadow versions will appear in-game starting Thursday. /

Pokemon GO Weedle Shadow form is appearing in Pokémon GO during the game's October celebration. Although the in-universe explanation for these Shadow Pokémon is tied to Team Rocket's attempts to take over the world, they're spooky enough to double as Halloween window dressing.

Pokemon GO Weedle Shadow: How to Get

Weedle is one of several Pokémon set to appear as Shadow versions of themselves during the October celebration. Here's the full list of Shadow Pokémon players will be able to encounter.

  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Lapras
  • Mareep
  • Seedot
  • Nuzleaf
  • Sableye
  • Trapinch
  • Cacnea
  • Shuppet
  • Duskull

Players can encounter these Shadow Pokémon at PokéStops around the world. They'll have to save them from Team GO Rocket Grunts before they can catch them for their own collections.

The Pokémon GO October celebration is scheduled to begin Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. ET.

Photo courtesy of Niantic/The Pokémon Company