Is it worth buying a Ticket of Treats in Pokemon GO?

Is it worth buying a Ticket of Treats in Pokemon GO?
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Coleman Hamstead

Published 

3rd Oct 2023 11:11

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Are you trying to decide if it's worth buying a Ticket of Treats in Pokemon GO? There are a lot of different things to spend your hard-earned money on in Pokemon GO, so we don't blame anyone trying to get the most bang for their buck.

This primer will overview the game's brand-new Ticket of Treats and whether or not it's a good investment!

What is a Ticket of Treats in Pokemon GO?

A promotional image for the Ticket of Treats in Pokemon GO
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The Ticket of Treats is a special in-game ticket that grants holders access to four Halloween-themed Timed Research opportunities. Starting October 1, 2023, Trainers can purchase a Ticket of Treats from the in-game shop for $5 USD (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). 

A new spooky Timed Research will unlock every Thursday in October, beginning on October 5, 2023. Trainers can complete these Timed Research tasks throughout the month, with the tasks and any unclaimed rewards expiring on October 31, 2023, at 11:59pm local time.

What do you get with a Ticket of Treats in Pokemon GO?

Some of the Pokemon you can encounter by completing Ticket of Treats Timed Research tasks
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A Ticket of Treats gives you access to all four Ticket of Treats Timed Research opportunities. Completing the tasks associated with these exclusive Timed Research opportunities will net you all kinds of premium items and event-themed Pokemon encounters.

Additionally, purchasing a Ticket of Treats will unlock daily bonuses that will remain active for the remainder of October.

Below is a list of everything you can get with a Ticket of Treats:

Rewards

  • Three Premium Battle Passes
  • One Mossy Lure
  • Encounters with Large Size and Super Size Pumpkaboo
  • Two Incubators
  • Encounters with Phantump
  • Three Silver Pinap Berries
  • Two Super Incubators
  • Two Rare Candies
  • Encounters with Misdreavus

Bonuses

  • 1.5x additional XP awarded for your first catch of the day
  • 1.5x additional Stardust for your first catch of the day

Furthermore, Niantic promises that each part of the Ticket of Treats Timed Research will include extra undisclosed goodies.

Is it worth buying a Ticket of Treats in Pokemon GO?

Halloween-themed Pokemon in Pokemon GO
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Whether the Ticket of Treats is worth it or not depends on a few factors. First off, if you're able to purchase the Ticket of Treats near the beginning of October, you'll benefit greatly. The longer you possess the Ticket of Treats, the longer you can enjoy the daily bonuses.

Even if you're busy during the first couple weeks or so of October, you can still get your money's worth out of the Ticket of Treats. You can purchase the Ticket of Treats until October 29, 2023, at 11:59pm local time, and the Timed Research tasks will remain available until October 31, 2023, at 11:59pm local time. While you'll miss out on the daily bonuses, the rest of the rewards will be there for the taking!

At the end of the day, if you plan to play a lot of Pokemon GO during the month of October, I would say the Ticket of Treats is probably worth it. For only $5 USD, you get access to a ton of exclusive content and can rack up all sorts of useful items.

On top of that, the bonus encounters with Pumpkaboo and Misdreavus make the Ticket of Treats Timed Research the perfect opportunity to try and catch Shiny variants of these supernatural Pokemon.

If you're a regular Pokemon GO player and have $5 lying around, you probably won't regret using it on a Ticket of Treats. The Ticket of Treats will keep you busy throughout October and prepare you for the rest of the Pokemon GO Halloween festivities!

While you're here, visit our Pokemon GO homepage for the latest news, guides, and tips!

Coleman Hamstead
About the author
Coleman Hamstead
Coleman is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. While gaming has always been his passion, it wasn’t until he worked as a Sports Journalist at the Community College of Baltimore County that he found his enthusiasm for writing. In the time since Coleman has had his work featured in publications such as The Washington Post/Launcher and ESTNN. Coleman is a graduate of Towson University with a degree in Sport Management and Business Administration.
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