Pokemon Go Holiday Event Begins on Christmas Day

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Expanding on the somewhat limited Christmas event that's already underway, Pokemon Go will soon offer some additional reasons to play during the holidays.

Starting on December 25, you'll have a better shot at hatching a Togepi, Pichu, and "several other recently found Pokemon" from the Johto region. You'll also receive a single-use Incubator every day with your first PokeStop visit.

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The new Pokemon mentioned above were added earlier this month alongside the special, Christmas-hat-wearing of version of Pikachu (who can evolve into a similarly festive Raichu). That Pikachu was only supposed to be available until December 29, but it'll now be available for a bit longer, presumably until the end of this new event on January 3. You'll also be more likely to find the special Pikachu during this upcoming event.

From December 30 through January 8, you'll have a better-than-usual shot at earning Kanto's starter Pokemon and their evolutions, including Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise. To make it easier to come across one, lure modules will last a full hour, twice as long as the usual 30 minutes.

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I feel ripped off! No double xp or stardust? No hatching eggs faster? And I have to buy my gift!? I saved up my pikachu coins so I could get an incubator and now you want me to buy gifts? Where's my gift for being a loyal and avid player? Such a disappointment! Where is the incentive to keep playing? Halloween event was better and more rewarding! I have spent enough on Christmas for my kids. I am actually quite mad about this jippy event!

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Man, i only have three charmanders and im level 27. Hope i catch a couple.

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Worst event ever, this is why the game is losing players because Niantic pulls crap like this.

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Agh, I have saved up on some decent Pokemon expecting a rare candy event. Idk if it was worth maximizing my inventory and waiting...

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This looks cool

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I might actually have a snowballs chance in bad-word-place of getting a Venusaur? Well, I for one am looking forward to that!

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@wswedin: Hell is a bad word? Didn't know. LOL.

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@fig56: Hell is a town in Michigan. It's cold as... hell... there.

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@fig56: Some people think so ;) They can go to hell though. ;)