‘Tis the season for hot chocolate, warm knee-high socks, cuddles by the fireplace, and most importantly, playing Pokemon GO. If you’re a big fan of the holiday season and Pokemon, particularly Ice-type Pokemon, then now is the perfect time to jump into Niantic’s mobile title.
Just announced this weekend via a Pokemon GO blog update, starting on Dec 18 (Tuesday) Ice-type Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild. You’ll be seeing tons of ‘mons such as Delibird, Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, and Snover; and if you’re lucky, you might even encounter a very festive Pikachu sporting a Santa Claus hat.
That’s not the only event occurring for the holiday season, here are a few more bonuses that Niantic will be bringing your way for the rest of the season:
“Pokémon such as Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax will have a greater chance of hatching from 7 km Eggs, so show your friends you care by sending them special Gifts! In order to help with hatching during the holiday season, Trainers will also earn a free single-use Incubator once per day via spinning a Photo Disc on a PokéStop until January 2.
To keep the celebrations coming, there will be plenty of bonuses throughout the event! From December 18 to December 22, Trainers will be able to enjoy double Candy for catching and transferring Pokémon. Then, from December 22 to December 26, earn double Catch Stardust to help power up your Pokémon!
From December 26 to December 30, earn double XP when you catch Pokémon to help you reach a higher Trainer level before the new year! Finally, from December 30 to January 2, Incubators will be twice as effective. Make sure you check in regularly to take advantage of all these exciting bonuses!”
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