Originally introduced in the Game Boy pair Pokémon Gold and Silver, the hugely popular augmented reality mobile game, Niantic Lab’s Pokémon GO is set to receive an update later today, allowing trainers to hatch the likes of Pichu, Togepi and other select species of Pokémon from eggs!
Additionally, Pikachu wearing festive hats will be available to catch all over the world until 29 December, at 10:00am PST. Players are encouraged to share AR pictures of these encounters with the hashtag #HolidayPikachu.
At this time, it isn’t known how many Pokémon from the franchise’s second generation will be available, but more will be added in the coming months. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know!