The moment is finally here, Trainers! Johto Pokémon are now available in Pokémon GO! Here is the official statement from Niantic:
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.
—The Pokémon GO team
It seems that, according to this statement, only specific Johto Pokémon are available at this current time, with more to come over the coming months. Still though, that’s good news for those who have been waiting quite a long time for new Pokémon to become available. That said, how do you feel about this, Trainers? Also, how do you feel about the new festive hat Pikachu? Are you going to catch one? Let us know in the comments below!