Niantic’s phenomenal mobile game, Pokemon Go, had a very successful Christmas Event launch. Now that it is currently underway and being enjoyed by all trainers, the Pokemon Go New Year’s Event is the next update everyone is excited for.
What does the Pokemon Go New Year’s Event update offer?
Rather than having just one Holiday update like most games in the market, Pokemon Go is doing two, which everyone appreciated. The Christmas Event update will run from December 25 to January 3. Meanwhile, the New Year’s Event update will go live of December 30 until January 8.
This is great news for all Pokemon trainers which will enjoy both the updates simultaneously for five days. Below is what players will get for these five days of the combined update.
From the Christmas Event update
- Single use Incubators will be given out in Pokestops once a day
- Pikachu in Santa hat was initially reported to be staying only until the 29th. However, according to Forbes, it will stay longer and will appear more often. It was not disclosed if it will be until January 8 which is the end of the Pokemon Go New Year’s event update.
- More chances of finding new eggs that will hatch Gen 2 Pokemon that Niantic introduced earlier this month. The list includes Togepi and Pichu.
From the New Year’s Event update
- According to a report by Tech Mic, spawn rates will increase for original starters and their respective evolution. This means Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur will appear more often throughout the world and will be easier to catch.
- Lure Modules will increase its usual span to double, making it 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes.
What else is happening for Pokemon Go?
Niantic is currently offering the three tier boxes: Great, Special and Ultra Boxes. These will be offered until December 30 which is when the New Year’s event goes live. After that day, a new set of boxes will be offered until January 3: Bronze, silver and Gold Boxes. These boxes are reported to contain Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, Incenses and Great Balls or Poke Balls.
— Pokemon GO (@teampokemongo) December 26, 2016