Pokémon GO Releases Gen 2 Pokémon Through Egg Hatches & #HolidayPikachu Is Coming!

Okay trainers! We’re about to get some new Gen 2 Pokémon just in time for the holidays, and they’re some of the cutest ones we could have hoped to see.

Pichu and Togepi will start hatching from eggs starting today, as well as other Pokémon from Gen 2!

Here’s the announcement from Niantic earlier today…

Here’s their official announcement…


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.

That’s right! #HolidayPikachu is coming!

SOURCE: Niantic

SOURCE: Niantic

So, while we don’t know the additional Pokémon that will be released through the egg hatches yet, the odds point to the Gen 2 starters.

SOURCE: Narvii

SOURCE: Narvii

That’s right. Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile. The smart money is on them.

Here are their stats from The Silph Road…

Others that could likely show up are everything up to Togetic, Togepi’s evolution.

Could we see an evolution to Crobat pop up as a surprise? Hmmm…

Only time will tell, but in the meantime, get out there trainers, start walking and hatching those eggs!

Want even more Pokémon Go info, including some things to learn about Generation 2? Check out our other articles today!