The Pokemon Go holiday event begins exactly at Christmas Day. This day, players will have a better chance of catching evolved Pokemon favorites like Charizard and Blastoise.
Niantic, the company which developed Pokemon Go, has announced that there will be a holiday event for the game which is set to launch on December 25 Pacific Standard Time (PST). During this special event, players will be receiving plenty of bonuses that will make capturing Pokemon and discovering eggs easier. This holiday event will last until January 8 PST.
What to Expect
Niantic displayed the changes coming in the Pokemon Go holiday event with the following details on the respective bonuses:
From December 25 to January 3
- High possibility of hatching a Togepi and other Pokemon
- PokeStops will award one single-use egg incubator every day of the holiday galore after the first Photo Disc spin
- PokeStops will award more eggs that hatch Togepi, Pichu, and other new creatures from the Johto region
- The limited edition Pikachu that wears his festive hat will be shown more frequently on the map
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From December 30 to January 8
There is a higher chance that the first partner Pokemon starters and their Evolutions – originally discovered in the Kanto region – will appear. The following are the Pokemon starters and their respective Evolutions:
- Greater chance to capture Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur
- Greater chance to catch Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard
- Greater chance to catch Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise
Players will also get the chance to have a more lasting Lure module. From 30 minutes, it will span to 60 minutes.
Image source: @PokemonGoApp Twitter account
The Impact of Special Events
It is to be recalled that Pokemon Go‘s first in-game event during Halloween this year boosted up Niantic’s revenue. The revenue was increased by approximately 133% worldwide in the first five days of the Halloween event. The game earned approximately $23.3 million worldwide between the period of October 25 to 29, up from approximately $10 million between the period of October 18 to 22. This was according to Sensor Tower‘s Store Intelligence estimates.
This connotes that, with another upcoming Pokemon Go holiday event, the revenue of the game may again hike up.
The Pokemon Go team advises that you get up and go enjoy the holiday with this edition of the game.