Niantic’s phenomenal mobile game app is joining in on the Holiday season. Pokemon Go Christmas Event just went live and it does not only feature Special Pikachu wearing festive hats and more Christmas-themed images. It also includes special gift boxes that will surely make the game more exciting and competitive.
Special, Great and Ultra boxes details
There are three boxes being offered during the Christmas Event: Special, Great and Ultra. Persistent dataminers were able to uncover these gift boxes even before the launch of Pokemon Go Christmas Event. However, not all the details were revealed and Niantic did not include this feature during the announcement of the event.
Some people thought that these boxes will have surprise items of which the player will only know the contents after purchasing it. However, this is not the case. The contents of the boxes are listed once the player clicks on them.
The first box will be selling for about $2.50 or 250 coins. It will include 10x Great Balls and 2x Incubators which are roughly 400 coins worth of items.
The second box will be selling for about $5 or 550 coins. It will include 20x Great Balls, 4x Incubators and 2x Incense. These items are about 960 worth of items.
The third box will have a price tag of about $12 or 1500 coins. It will include 20x Ultra Balls, 6x Incubators and 25x Incense. It is about 2550 coins worth of items.
According to a report by Forbes, Great Balls are estimated to be twice the value of regular Pokeballs while Ultra Balls are about four times.
— Pat ☆ Wallace (@PatWallace) December 25, 2016
Why are these balls crucial for the Holiday Season?
The Pokemon Go Christmas Event is be the best time to have all the special gears a player can have to catch and hatch Pokemons. According to Fortune, the Pokemon Go team recently announced on Facebook the increased chance to hatch a Togepi and other rare recently-found Pokemon. During the Christmas season, there will more Togepi, Pichu and other special Pokemon Eggs in PokeStops.
On top of that, a greater chance to catch Bulbasaur, Venusaur, Ivysaur, Charizard, Charmander, Charmeleon, Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise will also happen starting December 30, 2016 until January 8, 2017.