Beginning the morning of December 25th and lasting through January 3rd, #Trainers will have an increased chance to hatch the recently revealed Togepi and "other #Pokémon." To help with hatching these new Pokémon trainers will be able to obtain one single-use incubator at the first #PokéStop they visit that day.
As for trainers yet to find a Holiday #Pikachu you may be in luck! During this event the encounter for the Special Pikachu has been increased.
Also starting December 30th and lasting through the afternoon of January 8th (PST) players will find that #Starter Pokémon and their evolved forms will have a higher spawn rate. So if you have yet to get your Venusuar, Charizard, or Blastoise this event is what you were waiting for! And if that isn't enough, lure modules will last 60 minutes as opposed to 30 during this event!
All of this news comes after yesterday's announcement that Pokémon Go is finally available on the #AppleWatch.
Niantic had this to say about the inclusion of the Apple Watch:
"Apple Watch is particularly well suited to Pokémon GO as it seamlessly combines gameplay and imagination with getting exercise and exploring the real world. You can easily interact with Pokémon GO on Apple Watch, using quick taps to discover nearby Pokémon and collect items from PokéStops. Once you encounter a Pokémon, you can catch it from your iPhone. You can log your play sessions through the Apple Watch app as a Workout that will count toward your personal Activity rings, while also counting distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs."
To recap the core features of Pokémon GO on Apple Watch, you’ll be able to:
- Log each play session as a workout, with gameplay counting toward personal Activity rings
- Receive notifications about nearby Pokémon
- Count distance toward hatching Pokémon Eggs and receiving Candy with your Buddy Pokémon
- Receive notifications about PokéStops nearby and collect items from them
- Receive notifications when Eggs hatch and medals are awarded
If you have not already, do not forget to download the update patch released on December 19th that once again includes minor text fixes.
Are you excited for the new events and your chance to catch and hatch new Pokémon? Let me know in the comments below!