For a few weeks now we’ve been hearing rumblings that more monsters are headed to the world of Pokémon GO, and developer Niantic promised that they’d share an update today. A new trailer just dropped, revealing the news that Togepi and Pichu (along with unspecified “select others”) are coming to Pokémon GO today. Instead of catching them in the wild, these baby Pokémon can only be obtained by hatching eggs.
Additionally, a special “limited edition Pikachu” (complete with a festive hat) will also be added to the game for trainers all over the world to capture. Here are the full details, courtesy of Niantic:
Professor Willow has discovered Togepi and Pichu hatching from Eggs! Starting later today, Trainers will have the opportunity to hatch these and several other Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto Region in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. These are the first of more Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO over the next few months. Be sure to use the hashtag #PokemonGO on Twitter to share your experiences as you explore your local neighborhoods with family and friends, walk to hatch these Pokémon from Eggs, and register them to your collection this holiday season. We can’t wait to see what Pokémon you’ve hatched!
We also have another special treat for you. Starting later today through December 29, 2016, 10:00 A.M. PST, you’ll find limited edition Pikachu all over the world. These Pikachu will be wearing a festive hat to celebrate the season! Use the Pokémon GO AR camera when you encounter them in the wild to take their picture and share it with us using #HolidayPikachu.
According to Niantic’s update, we can expect more Pokémon reveals in the coming months. It sounds like several other unnamed Pokémon will be added today as well. If they’re acquired via hatching like Pichu and Togepi, it would make sense for them to be baby Pokémon, such as Magby and Elekid.