Generation 2 Pokémon have finally arrived in Pokémon Go.
Don’t expect to see a sudden explosion of 100 new monsters to catch, though?Niantic is doing things a bit more slowly. Starting today, players will be able to hatch Pichu, Togepi, and “select other Pokémon” from eggs.
The Johto-based Generation 2 games were the first to introduce Pokémon breeding (and, therefore, eggs), so it’s a decision that makes sense. What these “select other” Pokémon could be, however, is a mystery?data miners have uncovered code for the entire generation.
That’s not all that’s new, though, as Niantic is taking the chance to celebrate the holidays. Players have until Thursday, December 29th, to track down a special holiday Pikachu. This version appears wearing a cheerful Santa hat, and, according to Niantic, should be fairly easy to find in the wild.
“As we race toward 2017, we can’t help but feel grateful for the support and reaction the Pokémon Go community has given us,” said Kei Kawai, Niantic director of product, in a recent statement (via GameSpot). “And we’re delighted to start rolling out select Pokémon for them to hatch.”