Shiny Gastly Pokemon GO: How to Catch

Shiny Gastly Pokemon GO
Shiny Gastly Pokemon GO / Niantic Labs

Shiny Gastly will likely be everywhere with the Pokemon GO Halloween 2020 event.

Niantic Labs' 2020 Pokemon GO Halloween event is finally here. From Oct. 23 to Nov. 3 at 9 p.m., trainers can encounter special research tasks, mini-quests, increased spawns of their favorite dark and ghost-type Pokemon, and unique accessories to make their avatars scary stylish. One of the featured Pokemon this year is the historically popular Gastly and its evolutionary line—with Haunter and Gengar.

Here's what we can tell you about its shiny palette swap.

Shiny Gastly Pokemon GO

Shiny Gastly is the rare, color variant version of the ghost and poison-type Pokemon, Gastly. It is often featured in Halloween events or other dark-themed events. While Gastly was first implemented into the game at launch on July 6, 2016, it didn't get a shiny palette until Nov. 3, 2018. It was most recently featured in the July 2020 Community Day and the Tricky Pokemon event on Apr. 1-7.

Traditionally, trainers can encounter this Pokemon in large numbers every year around Halloween. It is also commonly found at night and can occasionally be hatched from 2 k.m. eggs.

Shiny Ghastly has a bright purple body and pale blue aura. Its features are outlined in a hot magenta or pink, including its eyebrow furrows, wrinkles, and aura outline. As always, trainers won't know if a spawned Gastly is shiny until they tap and encounter it.

Gastly is from the Kanto region and is part of the original 151 with a PokeDex number of 92. Also known as the "Gas Pokemon," it is best known for being easily thwarted or blown away by strong winds. Trainers can evolve their Gastly into a Haunter with the use of 50 candies. From there, Haunter can be evolved into Gengar by using 100 candies.

More information about the 2020 Halloween event can be found on the official Pokemon GO news blog.