Generation 2 Pokemon are here! Trainers will now be able to obtain Pichu and Togepi! Check out the official announcement below:
Professor Willow has discovered Togepi and Pichu hatching from Eggs! Starting later today, Trainers will have the opportunity to hatch these and several other Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Johto Region in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games. These are the first of more Pokémon coming to Pokémon GO over the next few months. Be sure to use the hashtag #PokemonGO on Twitter to share your experiences as you explore your local neighborhoods with family and friends, walk to hatch these Pokémon from Eggs, and register them to your collection this holiday season. We can’t wait to see what Pokémon you’ve hatched!
We also have another special treat for you. Starting later today through December 29, 2016, 10:00 A.M. PST, you’ll find limited edition Pikachu all over the world. These Pikachu will be wearing a festive hat to celebrate the season! Use the Pokémon GO AR camera when you encounter them in the wild to take their picture and share it with us using #HolidayPikachu.
If you think this is a little disappointing then let me be the first to tell you that Pichu and Togepi are NOT the only Gen 2 Pokemon that you can get through hatching eggs at this time. According to Silph Road, Igglypuff and Cleffa have also been hatched from 2km eggs. This means that there are many other baby Pokemon that you can hatch! Also, if you catch Togepi, it only needs 50 candies to evolve to Togetic!
Also according to Silph Road, your Pokedex will expand as soon as you catch one of the new Pokemon:
The only disappointing news is the lame Christmas feature which is a limited edition Pikachu with a Santa hat and a new loading screen. Hopefully there will be more involved with the Christmas event than this.
There will also be a new loading screen:
Have fun and start hatching!