Pokemon Go update: get Pikachu with a Santa hat on

Niantic issued their long-awaited Pokemon Go update the other day, introducing a bunch of new baby Pokemons to chase. Well, not exactly chase, but hatch from eggs, which is a bit disappointing, considering it's winter in this hemisphere, plus 10km eggs aren't exactly easy to obtain, and some of those puppies come from them.

To soothe your pains, Niantic has spread out the holiday cheer with a lot more Pikachus up for grabs everywhere, and if you catch those buddies before December 29, you will get a nice little visual bonus. Yes, we are talking about the Santa hat you see on Pikachu's head, and even if you evolve the critter into a Raichu, the red hat stays, that sneaky Linux fan.

source: Pocket Gamer



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Better late than never... I already have 8 of these Holiday Pikachu's plus I evolved one to a Raichu. Yes Raichu keeps his or her hat. The new baby Pokemon are a bit of a disappointment. You can only get them from eggs. So you have to be tremendously luck cause the pool for 5km eggs are super diluted. I have walked and hatched 6 eggs that I got after the December 12th. STILL NO LUCK. We really should be out hunting these baby Pokemon, not hatching... SMH Level 33 soon 34 Team Instinct. GO TEAM YELLOW!!!

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im glad someone else is part of Team Instinct. Im at Level 22

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Excellent!!! I have a ton of Really great Pokemon I can trade with you, once trading starts. I really need Machops because they are so hard to come by where I live. I want to power up my one and only Machamp. Let's see how trading will work.

8. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Im down for that. I have a Machop Once trading starts, we can go back to this post and xchange UserNames

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Awesome!!! Nice!!!

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Team Instinct here too! Underdogs rule!

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Same here as well. I need help and I am willing to trade some 2400 CP Flareons & Vaporeons for Machops.

4. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Team Instinct here as well! :P I hatched my first couple of the new eggs and was lucky with hatching a Pichu. I'm not real thrilled about having to hatch them. It's a money grab by Niantic to get people to buy incubators. I bought 9 to clear out my old eggs and run through several new ones.. after that, back to the infinite incubator!

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

So lucky!!! You might be one of the very first with Pichu!!! Good stuff man!!!

10. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Only level 34? That took a long time. I got my level 37 done in one week of botting. Theres not much to do once you're able to take out any level 10 gym by yourself. No point wasting time.

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I don't bot. I am actually out there. I got 864 km logged in by actually walking, skateboarding, or bike riding. If I used a bot I would be at level 40 but then that takes the fun out of the game. I am consistently driving to different locations and different nests to catch Pokemon. Plus it's awesome to visit new places you would never ever go in the first place.

12. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

Shame on you... You are a cheater. smh.

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