Pokémon GO's Season of Celebration has Begun

Pokémon GO's Season of Celebration has Begun

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The first Pokémon GO Season has officially started. 

Pokémon GO's first Season, entitled the Season of Celebration, has officially begun. The Season will begin on December 1st, and will last until March 1st. During the Season, there will be a number of in-game events celebrating the different regions of the Pokémon world. Players will see different Pokémon in the wild more often, with different Pokémon appearing depending on which hemisphere the player is in. 

During this Season, different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs. Growlithe and Wingull will hatch from 2 km Eggs, while Baltoy and Ducklett will hatch from 5 km Eggs. Shinx will take Ducklett's place in 5 km Eggs that are received through Adventure Sync. Seel, Aron, and Elgyem will no longer hatch from Eggs. Mega Charizard X, Mega Gengar, and Mega Abomasnow will be the only Pokémon that will be found in Mega Raids throughout the month of December. Mega Charizard X will be more powerful during the first half of December. Other Mega-Evolved Pokémon may receive a power boost throughout the Season. There will also be different Mega-Evolved Pokémon showing up in Mega Raids in the new year. 

It was revealed by Niantic that those who live in the Northern Hemisphere will encounter Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Seel, Lapras, Teddiursa, Winter Form Deerling, and others more often during the Season. Those living in the Southern Hemisphere will encounter Growlithe, Shuckle, Electrike, Burmy, Darumaka, Summer Form Deerling, and others more often. 

There will also be a number of events going on during the Season of Celebration. The final Community Day of the year will take place on December 12th and 13th, and will feature Pokémon from Community Day events throughout 2019 and 2020. These Pokémon will appear in the wild and raids more frequently, giving players an opportunity to catch Pokémon from Community Days that they may have missed. This Season's GO Battle League will begin on November 30th. There will also be a Kalos Celebration event, which will run from December 2nd to December 8th. During this time, Pokémon from the Kalos region will appear in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids for the first time. 

Niantic also stated that players should expect more winter- and holiday-themed events soon. They stated that gamers should stay tuned for more details. 

Pokémon GO is available now for mobile devices. 

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