More like Pokémon Ho-Ho-Ho, amirite?
December has already brought more Pokémon to more places (including Apple Watch), but developer Niantic has one, last treat. And it’s a festive Christmas surprise.
Starting on Dec. 25 and ending on Jan. 3, Pokémon Go players will have an increased chance of receiving Togepi, Pichu and other newly added Pokémon from hatched eggs. The Santa hat-wearing Pikachu that’s been popping up will also be a more common occurrence.
You can’t hatch eggs in Pokémon Go without an incubator, and the event takes that into account. Every day between Dec. 25 and Jan. 3, players will receive an incubator from their first PokéStop visit.
But wait, there’s more. Niantic is hosting a separate event that starts on Dec. 30 and ends on Jan. 8. During that time, the three starter Pokémon — Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle — and their bigger, badder evolutions — will appear more frequently in the world.
What’s more, to up your chances of nabbing a Charizard, Blastoise, or Venusaur even further, lures will last for 60 minutes instead of the usual 30.
Got all of that? Good. There’s a lot happening to keep Pokémon Go fans occupied over the next couple weeks.