Pokemon Go Holiday Event: It's Raining Gen 2 Pokemon & Incubators!

Niantic is giving us plenty of reasons to celebrate the season with a special holiday event in Pokemon Go! "For the next couple of weeks, you’ll have even more reason to explore the world with your friends and family while you enjoy our year-end event." So what can we look forward to as the holidays come to a close?

How about a greater chance to hatch a Togepi and other rare Pokemon? Starting the morning of December 25, all PokeStops will be awarding one single-use incubator every day on their initial Photo Disc spins. This will continue through January 3. That alone is a pretty sweet perk, but what's even better is that you'll be much more likely to find eggs that hatch Togepi, Pichu, and other Gen 2 (or "Johto") Pokemon.

Still pining for that adorable, holiday-hat-wearing Pikachu? Yeah, we all are. According to the update blog, "Special Pikachu wearing festive hats will also be staying around a bit longer!" It also sounds like the encounter rate for those special Pikachu has been jacked up as well, so you'll want to get walking soon!

If that isn't enough to get you in the holiday spirit, it may brighten your day to know that Pokemon Go has finally made it to the Apple Watch, so if you or a lucky loved one will be getting Apple's hottest new gadget this Christmas, don't forget to install Pokemon Go for some added features quality-of-life conveniences. If lounging around and taking it easy is more your style, check out these Snorlax slippers. They're even more adorable (and look more comfortable) than you're likely picturing.

By the way, Niantic has even more surprises in store for Pokemon Go trainers in celebration of the New Year. We've got the scoop on your New Year bonuses so stay tuned!

Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.

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