PokemonGo Christmas Event: Free Single-Use Incubators, Gen 2 Baby Pokemon and More

December 28th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

PokemonGo Christmas Event

PokemonGo Christmas event brings us free single-use incubators, increased chances of hatching Gen 2 baby pokemon and increased spawn rates of certain Gen 1 pokemon, such as Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.

You can also buy ‘gift boxes’ which include great balls, ultra balls and incubators — attractive items that were never available for purchase before.

There are two, slightly overlapping waves of the Christmas event.

1) December 25, 2016 — January 3, 2017

  • One free single-use incubator each day from your first-of-the-day pokestop spin;
  • Increased chances of hatching Generation 2 baby pokemon such as Togepi and Pichu.
PokemonGo Free Single-Use Incubators
PokemonGo Baby Pokemon: Smoochum, Magby, Elekid, Cleffa, Togepi, Igglybuff, Pichu
PokemonGo Togetic, Generation 2

2) December 30, 2016 — January 8, 2017

  • Lure Modules last for 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes
  • Increased chances of catching:
    • Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur
    • Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard
    • Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise
PokemonGo Increased Spawns
PokemonGo Charmander
PokemonGo Bulbasaur

PokemonGo Gift Boxes

  1. December 25-30, 2016:
    Christmas ‘gift boxes’ with Incense, Incubators, Great Balls and Ultra Balls.

    PokemonGo Special Box: 2 Incubators, 10 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Great Box: 2 Incense, 4 Incubators, 20 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Ultra Box: 25 Incense, 6 Incubators, 20 Ultra Balls

  2. December 30, 2016 — January 8, 2017
    New Year ‘gift boxes’ with Incense, Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs, Poké Balls, and Great Balls.

    PokemonGo Special Box: 2 Incubators, 10 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Great Box: 2 Incense, 4 Incubators, 20 Great Balls
    PokemonGo Ultra Box: 25 Incense, 6 Incubators, 20 Ultra Balls

Find Out More

Did you get single-use incubators? Have you hatched baby pokemon yet? What is your pokedex like? Discuss at Pokemon151 Forums.

PokemonGo Generation 2 Release: New Baby Pokemon and New Pokedex Entries

December 12th, 2016 | PokemonGo News

PokemonGo Generation 2 Update

PokemonGo December update brings us a new intro screen with Pikachu busy switching on the lights. Beyond the new welcome picture, two baby pokemon Togepi and Pichu are officially announced as the first Generation 2 pokemon, released into the game. They can be hatched from eggs.

If you already have a Pikachu or Raichu, you can now see the baby Pichu shadow in the Pokedex, just before Pikachu. However Pichu is not the only baby you can now see in the Pokedex – six new gen 2 babies have made an appearance. They are: Pichu, Cleffa, Elekid, Igglypuff, Magby and Smoochum.

PichuPichu, which evolves into Pikachu
CleffaCleffa, which evolves into Clefairy
ElekidElekid, which evolves into Electabuzz
IgglypuffIgglypuff, which evolves into Jigglypuff
MagbyMagby, which evolves into Magmar
SmoochumSmoochum, which evolves into Jynx


Hatching Gen 2 Baby Pokemon

You can hatch baby pokemon from eggs.

Baby Pichu Pokemon

Baby pokemon Egg required
Cleffa 2km
Igglybuff 2km
Pichu 5km
Togepi 5km
Magby 10km
Elekid 10km
Smoochum 10km

PokemonGo Elekid Baby PokemonBaby pokemon can fight in gyms just like any other pokemon, which raises questions about child abuse (punch the baby, anyone?) and child exploitation (since when babies working overnight is OK?) 😉

New Generation 2 Pokedex Entries

Once you’ve hatched or seen new baby pokemon, new pokedex entries will show up.


Pikachu Gets Ready for Christmas

You can also catch a festive Pikachu wearing a Santa hat, for a limited time only, until December 29, 2016. Festive Pikachus will evolve into festive Raichus and will retain their hats beyond the Christmas event.


Find out more

Don’t forget to stock up on the candy in preparation for other Generation 2 additions, to be launched in the near future.

Have you caught a festive Pikachu or hatched a pokemon baby? Let us know at Pokemon151 Forums.