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Pokémon GO: How to Complete the Pumpkaboo Collection Challenge

Pokémon GO: How to Complete the Pumpkaboo Collection Challenge

It’s kind of strange that it took so long for there to be a haunted jack-o-lantern Pokémon, isn’t it? Like, you think of ideas for spooky things, pumpkins come to mind almost immediately, but Pumpkaboo wasn’t introduced until Generation VI. Well, regardless, it’s here now, and it’s a perfect patron Pokémon for the Halloween season, which is why it’s gotten its own collection challenge in Pokémon GO. Here’s how to complete the Pumpkaboo Collection Challenge in Pokémon GO.

Pumpkaboo have a bit of a quirk in that they can appear in one of four different sizes: 

  1. Small
  2. Average
  3. Large
  4. Super

This is a facet of Pumpkaboo that’s carried over from the mainline Pokémon games into Pokémon GO, and is the focal point of this collection challenge. Rather than catching a bunch of different Pokémon, you need to catch all four variations of Pumpkaboo.

Pokémon GO: How to Complete the Pumpkaboo Collection Challenge

As part of part 2 of the Halloween Mischief event, Ghoulish Pals, Pumpkaboo are currently spawning at a higher rate in the wild, as well as heading up one-star Raids. All four kinds of Pumpkaboo are appearing in the wild, with the average-sized ones appearing in Raids.

In order to keep things interesting, though, only small and average Pumpkaboo are appearing at regular frequency. Large and super Pumpkaboo have a lower rate of spawn, so you’ll need to employ the usual tricks to make more of them appear such as activating Lure Modules and Incense. You should be able to tell when you’ve got a bigger Pumpkaboo on your hands, as it’ll be visually larger than its smaller counterparts.

If you can successfully catch all four variations of Pumpkaboo, you’ll be rewarded with 5 Rare Candies.

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