The initial shine and craze for Niantic Inc.’s augmented reality (AR) title Pokémon GO may have worn off somewhat but that hasn’t stopped the developer releasing new content to entice new players. At the end of October Niantic launched a Halloween themed event to catch some spooky Pokémon. This week it’s released more Pokémon which players can find by hatching eggs.
Trainers around the world now have the opportunity to add Togepi, Pichu and other select Pokémon, originally appearing in the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver videogames for Gameboy Colour back in 2000. Additionally, until 29th December, 2016, 7:00 pm GMT, Trainers can encounter special-edition Pikachu all over the world. These Pikachu will be wearing a festive hat to celebrate the holiday season, and they will appear in large quantities during this period.
“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.”
“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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