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Pokémon GO’s holiday update offers Raichu wearing a Santa Hat

by Joey Davidson | December 16, 2016December 16, 2016 10:30 am PDT


In case you missed the memo, there’s a holiday event going on in Pokémon GO right now. One of the unique monsters you can catch? Pikachu! And here’s even wearing a Santa hat, as seen in the game’s official promotional art above.

Now, word comes from Niantic that you can also get a Raichu with a Santa hat. Even further both Pikachu and Raichu will keep their hats on after the event is over. So, how to? It’s simple, just start saving up that candy.

How much candy does it take for Pikachu to evolve?

50. You’ll need 50 candies to evolve your Pikachu into Raichu. It doesn’t sound like the evolution is time sensitive, though, so you can evolve your Holiday Pikachu after Christmas and still score that goofy Holiday Raichu named Harold that you want so badly.

I haven’t touched Pokémon GO since the summer, but I know plenty who are still at it. Am I missing out?

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...