Niantic Launches New Holiday Event in Pokemon Go

Niantic launched a new event in Pokemon Go as part of the game's ongoing holiday celebration.

Niantic launched a new event in Pokemon Go as part of the game’s ongoing holiday celebration.

From the afternoon of Dec. 30 through the afternoon of Jan. 8, players will be more likely to encounter the game’s first three partner Pokemon—Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander—as well as their evolutions, while playing the game.

Pokemon Go Holiday 2016

In addition, the game’s Lure Modules will last for 60 minutes during this event, rather than 30 minutes. Lure Modules can be attached to PokeStops to attract wild Pokemon to these locations.

Elsewhere, from the afternoon of Dec. 30 through the afternoon of Jan. 3, players will be able to purchase special Bronze, Silver and Gold Boxes in the game’s store. These premium boxes will include Incense, Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs, Poke Balls and Great Balls.

These updates join the game’s ongoing holiday event, which began Dec. 25 and will end Jan. 3. During this particular event, users will receive one single-use Incubator the first time they visit a PokeStop each day. Players will also be more likely to receive Eggs from PokeStops that contain the game’s newest Pokemon, like Pichu and Togepi. Finally, during this portion of the event, players will be able to find Pikachu that are wearing festive hats.

Pokemon Go is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.