It wasn’t too long ago that a recent Pokemon GO datamine of version 0.87.5 indicated that new gift boxes would be added for the popular mobile augmented reality title’s inevitable holiday event. Now, following a leak from Taiwan’s Google Play Store, it looks as if even more details about the forthcoming event have made their way online, as the listing has not only confirmed several pieces of information, but also has revealed some fresh surprises on the way.
As evidenced by the image below courtesy of the Redditor and Pokemon GO trainer known as kk5566, the Google Play post in Taiwan has several details regarding the game’s holiday event, but it’s safe to presume that most native English speakers will need a translation. So, when it comes to the first numbered bullet point, the post confirms the game’s holiday event will have special sale boxes that include incubators, as well as a new item called “Star Pieces,” which increases the amount of Stardust players receive when catching a Pokemon.
As far as the second bullet point in the above image is concerned, Pokemon GO players will be able to catch more than 10 kinds new Pokemon from Hoenn region once the holiday event is live. Interestingly enough, it has been previously reported that dataminers found image assets that show more than 20 new Water-Type and Ice-Type species on the game’s servers–some of which could be included during the festive celebration.
The third and final point then goes on to state that Delibird will appear during this year’s Pokemon GO holiday event as one of several new species added to the game. Just a couple of weeks ago, Delibird was found in a promo image for the holiday event, so the confirmation of the creature’s inclusion in the annual winter jamboree shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to fans of the ARG.
While the post on Taiwan’s Google Play Store provides Pokemon GO trainers around the world with a decent idea of what’s to come in the game’s holiday event, the listing unfortunately doesn’t offer a date or time as to when players should expect it to go live. Nevertheless, at least Niantic seems to be bringing back Santa Hat Pikachu for a second straight year–that is, if the header image for the listing is accurate.
Pokemon GO is available now for Android and iOS devices.