Last week, Niantic teased us with the promise of more Pokémon coming soon to Pokémon GO. To celebrate the festive season and to thank faithful trainers, Niantic not only announced more Pokémon, but also a special event to celebrate the festive season.
“As we race toward 2017, we can’t help but feel grateful for the support and reaction the Pokémon GO community has given us, and we’re delighted to start rolling out select Pokémon for them to hatch,” said Kei Kawai, director of product at Niantic, Inc. “We’re also looking forward to celebrating the season with our community by introducing a Pikachu wearing a festive hat, providing Trainers the opportunity to get out and explore their neighborhoods with friends and family as they gather for the holidays.”
New Pokémon for Pokémon GO
- Select Pokémon originally discovered in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games
- Find these Pokémon by visiting and spinning PokéStops to acquire Eggs
- Special event opens: 6pm GMT, 12 December
- Special event ends: 7pm GMT, 29 December 2016
- Large quantities of Pokémon wearing a festive hat will appear around the world
“Fans around the world fell in love with Pokémon GO for the opportunity to encounter Pokémon—beloved pop-culture and gaming icons for 20 years—in the real world. Matched with the innovative technology and development of the mobile game by Niantic, hundreds of millions of players have filled their Pokédexes with over 100 available Pokémon in Pokémon GO while exploring the world around them,” said J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “The opportunity to hatch select Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region is just the beginning of how more Pokémon will be added to the game for Trainers to continue their Pokémon GO adventures.”
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