Niantic Announces Pokémon GO Christmas Treats! Limited Holiday Item Packs, “Free Egg Incubators”, and More!

Sending their holiday cheers, Niantic announced these exciting treats for Pokémon GO trainers

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This has been an exciting year for Pokémon GO! Sending their holiday cheers, Niantic announced these exciting treats for Pokémon GO trainers:

Starting December 25 (’till January 3, 4:00PM, Manila Time)

  • Increased chance to hatch a Togepi, Pichu, and other Pokémon.
  • PokéStops will award one single-use egg incubator each day of the event.
  • PokéStops will award more eggs that hatch Togepi, Pichu, and the rest of the new creatures from the Johto region.
  • Pikachu with his festive hat will appear more frequently on the map.

Starting December 30 (’till Jan 8 4PM, Manila Time)

  • Kanto-region starters will appear more frequently.
    • Greater chance to catch wateBulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur.
    • Greater chance to catch Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard.
    • Greater chance to catch Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise.
  • Lure modules will last 60 minutes instead of 30.


WAIT! There’s more…


Limited-time holiday item packs

Niantic is also adding a couple of limited-time holiday item packs to the Pokémon GO in-game shop.

The morning of December 25 ’till December 30 (4PM, Manila time) Special, Great, and Ultra Boxes will be available for purchase at a discounted price. The Special, Great, and Ultra Boxes will contain Incubators, Incense, Great Balls, and Ultra Balls. Such great discount instead of buying each item individually,

Likewise, from the afternoon of December 30 to January 3 (’till 4pm, Manila time) Bronze, Silver, and Gold Boxes will be available for purchase, also at the discount price.  Items in these Boxes include Incense, Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs, Poké Balls, and Great Balls.



Make sure you have the latest version of Pokémon GO – Android (ver 0.51.0) and iOS  (1.21.0) to experience these exciting treat.

Tis the season to be jolly and play Pokémon GO!