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Pokémon Go gets new second-gen Pokémon from today

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If you have been following and playing Pokémon Go, then you might be aware of the buzz that is happening around the next generation of Pokémon. Niantic was suppose to make an announcement yesterday and well they have finally spilled the beans. Starting today, Pokémon Go will get the new second generation Pokémon.

But there is a catch. Niantic has only added baby Pokémon, something which made debut in the next generation. Also the only way to catch them is by hatching them, so you need to collect eggs and move around to actually get one. The official announcement only mentions Pichu and Togepi but reports of the new baby Pokémon hatching in eggs are already pouring in. So what all new Pokémon are we going to see? Here is the list:

Magby which evolves into Magmar

Elekid which evolves into Electabuzz

Cleffa which evolves into Clefairy

Igglypuff which evolves into Jigglypuff

Pichu which evolves into Pikachu

Smoochum which evolves into Jynx

Upon catching a Holiday Pikachu you will be able to see these Pokédex entry changes! #PokemonGO #PokemonGOGen2 #Pokemon pic.twitter.com/1Q73f6LF8L

— Reversal (@ReversalYouTube) December 12, 2016

For some reason, Tyrogue which evolves into Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and the new second-gen Pokémon Hitmontop, has not been added. Probably Niantic has some plans for it. A reliable source also has confirmed that the new baby Pokémon will hatch from the same type as their evolved form. So basically Igglybuff and Cleffa will hatch from 2km eggs since Jigglypuff and Clefairy hatch from 2km eggs. Similarly, Pichu and Togepi will hatch from 5km eggs, while Magby, Elekid and Smoochum will hatch from 10km eggs.


— Pokémon GO News (@PokemonGoNews) December 12, 2016

Niantic has also announced something special for the holidays. Special Pikachus Santa hats will spawn from today till December 29. These holiday Pikachus won’t have any special purpose but will be more of a collector item in the game thanks to the hat.

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