Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event Now Live, Adds Espurr And More Gen 6 Pokemon

The first Pokemon from the Kalos region have begun appearing in Pokemon Go.

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Pokemon Go's big Go Beyond update is now live, and a new generation of Pokemon have made their debut in the mobile game alongside it. Niantic has now introduced the first wave of Gen 6 Pokemon to Go as part of the new Kalos Celebration event, which is underway until December 8.

Throughout the week-long event, a handful of Pokemon originally from the Kalos region will appear in the wild and hatch from eggs, including the Gen 6 starters Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie. On top of that, players will be able to encounter some Kalos Pokemon in Raids. Among them will be the Psychic type Espurr, which will be appearing throughout the event in one-star Raids.

In addition to increased Pokemon spawns, there will be event-exclusive Field Research and Timed Research tasks to complete during the event. The Kalos Celebration runs until 10 PM local time on December 8. You can read more about the event on the official Pokemon Go website.

Those aren't the only new Pokemon debuting in Go this week. Mega Abomasnow has also arrived as a new Mega Raid boss starting December 1, replacing Mega Blastoise. If you manage to defeat Mega Abomasnow in Raids, you'll earn some Abomasnow Mega Energy, which you'll be able to use to Mega-Evolve your own Abomasnow once you've collected enough.

Niantic has a few other December events lined up for the game as well, including a two-day Community Day weekend celebration starring all the previous featured Pokemon from this year, as well as new Spotlight Hour Pokemon and more. The Legendary Kyurem is also returning to five-star Raids all December long.

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