Niantic had everyone on edge with their promise of a big announcement today that promised to add exciting new Pokémon into Pokémon GO. It got fans speculating whether it would be the Legendary Gen 1 Pokémon (like finally) or the introduction of 100 new Pokémon from Pokémon Gold and Silver’s Gen 2. Unfortunately, we are not going to be that lucky this Christmas. Just hours ago, Niantic announced that Gen 2 Pokémon are coming your way but not all 100 of them like what all of us were hoping for. Nevertheless, Pokémon fans will still be thrilled with 7 new Gen 2 Baby Pokémon and a special ‘Limited Edition Pikachu’ sporting a festive hat that is only available during Christmas 2016!
7 New Gen 2 Pokémon Waiting To Be Hatched!
No one knows why Niantic did not reveal all 7 new Pokémon added to Pokémon Go other than Pichu and Togepi, leaving the rest a mystery. Thankfully, players have been actively sharing their new Pokémon within a few hours of the update going live and now, the Pokedex itself is revealing what might be all the Gen 2 “baby” Pokémon you can hatch from eggs.
In addition to Togepi, which does not evolve into a Gen 1 Pokémon (though does evolve into Gen 2’s Togetic), from left to right clockwise in the image above we have:
- Magby, which evolves into Magmar
- Elekid, which evolves into Electabuzz
- Cleffa, which evolves into Clefairy
- Igglypuff, which evolves into Jigglypuff
- Pichu, which evolves into Pikachu
- Smoochum, which evolves into Jynx
The last new Pokémon missing from this list is Tyrogue, which evolves into Gen 1’s Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, and also Gen 2’s Hitmontop.
Niantic says that you’ll only be able to capture them by acquiring and hatching eggs from pokéstops. As of now, we know that Cleffa and Igglypuff hatch from 2 km eggs like their evolved forms, and Pichu and Togepi hatch from 5 km eggs.
Limited Edition Pikachu
Besides these 7 new Pokémon, the good folks at Niantic also have another special treat for you. Starting today through 10am, 29 December 2016, you’ll find limited edition Pikachu all over the world. These Pikachu will be wearing a festive hat to celebrate the season! You can use the Pokémon GO AR camera when you encounter them in the wild to take their picture and share it with your friends and loved ones using #HolidayPikachu.
Ultimate Pokémon Still Works
As much as we do not support hacking the wonderful game, hackers would be happy to know that Niantic’s fresh new Pokemon Go update hasn’t done anything to stop the ultimate Pokemon Go hack.
There’s a crazy Pokemon Go hack that lets you walk anywhere in the game using a little joystick instead of, you know, actually having to walk anywhere. This hack doesn’t require you to jailbreak iOS, which makes it very accessible and enticing. And Niantic’s latest Pokemon Go update still hasn’t managed to shut it down. We do not encourage it but you can find out more about the crazy Pokemon Go hack here. We have never tried it ourselves so you will be downloading and using it at your own risk.
So go out there to acquire and hatch eggs this Christmas!
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