Today is Gengar Day in Pokemon GO, where players have the opportunity to fight the powerful ghost/poison-type Pokemon in raid battles for a three hour period. Gengar will also be featured in the upcoming games Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, appearing alongside one of the Pokemon franchise’s creepiest areas, the haunted Lavender Town.
The Pokemon Company has released a new trailer for Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee that shows Lavender Town in action. Lavender Town’s trademark creepy music plays in the background as we get a look at ghost-type Pokemon battling it out, including two Haunters. The very end of the trailer also features a brief glimpse of Gengar, confirming what many fans already knew, that Gengar will be in the Let’s Go games.
Check out the Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee Lavender Town trailer right here:
Some Pokemon fans, especially those who are new fans because of Pokemon GO, may not be privy to Lavender Town’s significance in the franchise’s lore. Lavender Town is the home of a Pokemon graveyard, and it’s where players encounter ghost-type Pokemon for the first time in the series. Players have to acquire special equipment to actually see the ghosts, revealing most of them to be Gastly, or a tragically murdered Marowak in one case.
Lavender Town’s eerie theme music has added significance because it is the inspiration of one of the most infamous video game urban legends. The legend goes that children in Japan were driven to commit suicide because of Lavender Town’s music, and that Game Freak developers actually designed the audio for that exact purpose. Of course, there is zero evidence that this is true, but it makes for a good disturbing story to tell around Halloween time regardless.
Brave players will be able to return to Lavender Town sooner rather than later, as Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee will be available in just a couple of weeks time.
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee launches on November 16, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.