Pokemon Go fans have been playing the latest festive-themed holiday event since its December 18 launch. Niantic’s Pokemon Go Christmas event brings with it seasonal bonuses and a generous number of new Generation 4 Christmas creatures. The Christmas event runs until Wednesday, January 2, a far longer then the usual three-hour windows normally provided for these monthly events.
The Pokemon Go Christmas event is expected to end at these times:
The 2018 Christmas event once again sees the return of the gift-giving Delibird.
The popular Pokemon will be joined by others, including the Grass/Ice-type Snover Pokemon.
And fans have also reported encountering Pikachu wearing a Santa Claus-style hat.
Players are additionally offered the opportunity of hatching from 7km Eggs, simply by sending and receiving gifts from friends.
And there is a one-day window where trainers can receive free single-use Incubators by spinning PokeStops until January 2.
Limited time bonuses will also be on offer for the event’s length.
Players can earn double Catch Stardust until Wednesday, December 26.
This will be followed by double XP when you catch Pokemon until Sunday, December 30, followed by accelerated Incubators until Wednesday, January 2.
Special Christmas-themed goodies are also available from the shop until the event’s end.
Pokemon Go developer Niantic teased fans with this statement on it site: “Excited about showing your holiday spirit?
“Outfit your avatar with the Delibird-themed sweater, gloves, and boots, available on December 18 in the Style Shop!
“So put a little happy in your holidays with Pokemon Go! Stay safe, and happy exploring!”
Niantic has recently been expanding Pokemon Go events.
And the developer has also just released the hugely popular Trainer Battles feature.
This, along with the continued popularity of Pokemon Go has resulted in Niantic being valued at £3.1billion ($4billion).
Niantic understands that Pokemon Go is played slightly less during the cold winter months and this Christmas event is an attempt to incentivise fans to play more.