Niantic Labs has revealed the Pokémon Go 2017 Holiday Event today on the game’s official website. This year’s holiday will see the return of everyone’s favorite festive Pikachu alongside a ton of Ice-type Pokémon. In particular we’ll see additional Water-type and Ice-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region in the Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games appearing in Pokémon Go for the very first time.
The event starts today at 1 p.m. PST, and will include a few special bonuses. Specifically, the first PokéStop you visit each day between December 22nd at 1 p.m. PST and December 25th at 1 p.m. PST will award you a single-use Egg Incubator with your first Photo Disc spin, so make sure to check in every day to collect an incubator. We’ll also see some special boxes appear in the in-game shop with some of the best deals of the year.
From December 21 through December 25th at 1 p.m. PST, special boxes will feature items such as Super Incubators, Lure Modules, and the all-new Star Pieces, which earn bonus Stardust for 30 minutes when activated. From December 25th at 1 p.m. PST through January 4th, 2018, keep an eye on the in-game shop for special boxes, featuring items such as Premium Raid Passes, Super Incubators, and Star Pieces.
Today’s new Pokémon join the 50 Gen 3 Pokémon added to Pokémon Go earlier this month, as well as the five new Pokémon during the Halloween event and Gen 3’s Legendary Pokémon Groudon, who was added to the game last week.