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.
Trainers, Raichu will have a festive hat if evolved from #HolidayPikachu, and both will keep the hat permanently even after Dec. 29, 2016.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) December 15, 2016
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?