Pokemon Go Adds Togepi, Pichu, Holiday Pikachu and More

Pokemon GO Christmas Update

Pokemon GO Christmas Update

It's no secret that Niantic has been teasing their plan to add new Pokemon to Pokemon Go for some time.

According to Niantic's official announcement, new monsters such as Pichu and Togepi would be available in the game starting December 12. Instead, they will need to hatch them from eggs picked up at Pokestops. However, from the appearance of the eggs in the video below and the header image above, they look to be 5km variants. That said, you will be able to find a limited edition Pikachu with a Santa hat as you walk around freezing playing this game. While it's not the most inclusive thing and could be seen as deaf to the many cultures that grace this lovely planet of ours, it is cute.

Pokemon Go has switched into holiday mode, and everyone's getting a present.

Equally, The Silph Road have noticed that the moment you acquire one of the baby Pokemon your Pokedex should expand from the game's initial 149 (see below).

Although it's worth noting that because the game already decides what Pokemon you get in an egg the moment you receive it, you won't get any nice surprised in any eggs you were already holding when this update dropped earlier today.

What do you think about the new Pokemon coming out with Pokemon GO?

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Well, now you've got more work to do.

Unfortunately, players can not catch these new Pokemon in the wild.

"We also have another special treat for you".

In addition, a Christmas Pikachu event has begun. Niantic is encouraging players to use their Pokemon GO augmented reality cameras to snap a picture of Pikachu in the festive hat and share it online with the hashtag #HolidayPikachu.

In much the same way that a Tauros or Kangaskhan is valuable due to it only being available in certain regions of the world.

At least there is a Santa Pikachu to catch for now.

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