The Pokémon Company International and Niantic, Inc. were excited to unleash the first addition of more Pokémon to their mobile title, Pokémon GO. Amongst the select Pokémon that have been added are Togepi, Pichu, and others that originally were discovered within Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver.
You will be able to find these Pokémon by visiting PokéStops in order to acquire Eggs. The Eggs will randomly hatch, and, until December 29, 2016 at 11:00AM PST, you will be able to encounter special-edition Pikachu all over the world. These Pikachu will wear a festive hat to celebrate the season, and will also appear in large quantities during this period.
Kei Kawai, director of products at Niantic, stated, “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. 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.”
“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.”
Those in the US will even have more opportunities to find Eggs, thanks to several all-new Pokémon GO promotional partnerships, including one with Sprint in the US, which will change more than 10,500 Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Sprint at RadioShack locations into PokéStops and Gyms.
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