'Pokemon GO' Release Date, News & Update: Limited Holiday Event Launches Today; Hatch Togepi, Pichu & Others

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Dec 25, 2016 11:07 AM EST

Think the holidays will give you a break from all the Pokemon hunting? Think again, because a limited holiday event launches today, Christmas day! In Niantic's expanded "Pokemon GO" holiday event, gamers can hatch Togepi, Pichu, and others.

The news comes via GameSpot, which reports that Niantic has a special treat for "Pokemon GO" fans. The limited holiday event launches today and offers gamers more Pokemon to catch.

Beginning today, "Pokemon GO" gamers can now get a better chance to hatch Togepi, Pichu, and others in the Johto region. Gamers are also gifted with a single-use Incubator every day beginning today with every first PokeStop visit.

"Pokemon GO" gamers would be glad to knwo that aside from the fact that the limited holiday event launches today, the Christmas hat-adorned Pikachu will be available until January 3. He was previously only supposed to wear the hat until December 29.

Meanwhile, "Pokemon GO" gamers should also know that beginning December 30 up to January 8, there will be a better chance at earning Kanto's starter Pokemon, as well as their evolutions. This includes Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise.

Gamers should note that lure modules will be extended to 60 minutes versus the original 30-minute run. According to CNBC, the limited holiday "Pokemon GO" event launches today and will bring these new Pokemon into the game.

Just a few weeks ago, Niantic made additions to the list of Pokemon gamers can catch, and now they can finally see them hatch in the eggs they'll find along the way. The limited holiday event for "Pokemon GO" is expected to increase interest for the game, which saw a dip in the past month of release.

Thanks to the holiday events held for "Pokemon GO," Niantic has been able to maintain general interest in the reality augmented game. To keep up on the latest on the limited holiday event launched today, keep checking back.

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