It’s no secret that Niantic has been teasing their plan to add new Pokemon to Pokemon Go for some time. Well, the wait is over, because the developer confirmed that Trainers can capture new Pokemon from Pokemon Gold and Silver starting today.
After obtaining Eggs from a PokeStop, players will be able to hatch a handful of new Pokemon including Togepi, Pichu, and others from the franchise’s Johto region. Niantic also wants to celebrate the holiday season in Pokemon Go and players will also be able to capture a special “Pikachu in a Festive Hat” from now until December 29.
“As we race toward 2017, we can’t help but feel grateful for the support and reaction the Pokemon Go community has given us, and we’re delighted to start rolling out select Pokemon for them to hatch,” said Kei Kawai, Niantic’s Director of Product “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.”
If you’re looking for a new PokeStop or Gym, Niantic has partnered with Sprint to turn 10,500 Boost Mobile and Sprint at Radio Shack locations into PokeStops or Gyms.