Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pokemon Halloween + Pokemon XY Phantom Forces

Happy Pokemon Halloween! The Official Pokemon Company updated their US website today for Halloween alongside new downloadable backgrounds, pumpkin cutouts, and news about the Trick-or-Treat Friendly competition in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. To learn more, visit

Two new event Pokemon were shown on the website, such as Shiny Gengar (with Gengarite), redeemable at any participating GameStop store in the US. Starting October 13th through October 31st, you can be able to receive a Shiny Gengar with it's Mega Stone. Be sure to pick this Pokemon up fast before October ends. Learn more about Shiny Gengar here and how to redeem the special Pokemon:

At this time, no stats are available for event Shiny Gengar.

The event Pokemon available in the United States and Europe all this month (October 1st- October 31st) is a Super Size Pumpkaboo for Halloween. The event Pumpkaboo is armed with moves like Trick or Treat and has the item Rocky Helmet. The intent for the online distribution is to trade it with a friend to have it evolve into a Gourgeist and be used in the Trick or Treat Friendly Pokemon X and Pokemon Y competition. To enter the Trick-or-Treat Friendly, you must have a Super-Sized Gourgiest.
Learn more about Super Size event Pumpkaboo and how to redeem the special Pokemon:

Here's Pumpkaboo's stats according to

Gengar themed Pokemon TCG set
Learn more about the Trick-or-Treat Friendly
The official Pokemon Company announced a Gengar themed two-deck Pokemon TCG card set as a GameStop Exclusive promotion for Pokemon Halloween. Each pack will include a Gengar Spirit Link Trainer Card.

XY- Phantom Forces
Description: Mega Gengar-EX and Mega Manectric-EX make their debut in the upcoming XY–Phantom Forces expansion, in stores November 5! These powerful Pokémon are joined by a host of strategic cards, including more Pokémon-EX, many tough Psychic-type and Metal-type Pokémon, and even the mysterious Diancie.
Learn more about Pokemon XY- Phantom Forces:

XY-Phantom Forces Theme Decks
Description: Get started with the new Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces with pre-made theme decks! Each theme deck comes with a legal 60-card deck, as well as damage and condition counters, a card checklist, and a deckbox. Look for the Burning Winds and Bolt Twister theme decks, featuring the stunning Talonflame and the electrifying Galvantula!

Your Pokemon Trainer Club Avatar can buy and wear a Gengar Trainer Kit from the Trainer Store. Your Pokemon Trainer Club Avatar is your avatar in Pokemon TCG Online and on
If you have not played Pokemon TCG Online, I reccomend doing so. Pokemon had just launched their Pokemon TCG Online app in the Apple App Store.

What do you think about Pokemon's celebration of halloween? Are you excited for Shiny Gengar? Leave a comment below telling what you think.

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