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Having recently added some generation II 'mon, Niantic is now offering increased odds of nabbing these critters in Pokémon GO. There have been some mumblings of discontent over how these are accessed, so this is probably a smart move.

Through Christmas week and into the New Year various tweaks in the game will adjust how readily the likes of Togepi and Pichu are available; some details are below.

Don't miss out on an increased chance to hatch a Togepi (and other Pokémon)! Starting the morning of December 25, 2016, and through the afternoon of January 3, 2017 (PST), PokéStops will award one single-use Incubator each day after your first Photo Disc spin. As you visit PokéStops during this time period, there will be a greater chance of finding Eggs that hatch Togepi, Pichu, and several other recently found Pokémon, originally discovered in the Johto region. Special Pikachu wearing festive hats will also be staying around a bit longer! You are more likely to find these limited-edition Pikachu during the time period of this celebration.

In addition, from the afternoon of December 30, 2016, through the afternoon of January 8, 2017 (PST), the first partner Pokémon and their Evolutions, originally discovered in the Kanto region, are more likely to be encountered. This means a greater chance to catch Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur, as well as Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard, plus Squirtle, Wartortle, and Blastoise! As a way to increase your chance to encounter one of these Pokémon, Lure Modules will also last for 60 minutes instead of 30 minutes.

Are you planning to go on the hunt in Pokémon GO, or will you spend the festive period slumped in a chair trying to digest an unhealthy amount of food? If it's the latter, then you won't be alone.

[source pokemongolive.com]