The newest updates to Pokemon Go have renewed my interest in the app once again. The rain, however, has kept me inside and unable to go walking/hunting as much as I’d like.
Most notably, the holiday event has brought us a Pikachu with a Santa hat. I’ve only ever caught/seen one Pikachu before this, so they’re pretty rare here to start with. In fact, they’re still fairly rare here, even with the event happening.
I’ve seen a Pikachu show up on my tracker twice since the update, but have been unable to find it both times. Yesterday, while shopping for groceries at the nearest Target (which has a Starbucks that did not become a Pokestop… bummer…), I saw a whole slew of Pokemon hanging out.
It’s nice that there does seem to be an increase in spawn, but none of these were what I was looking for.
Still haven’t found a Ditto, either!
Speaking of the tracker, I’m finally seeing the new tracking system they’ve added to the game. Honestly, it doesn’t do much to help me. If you’re close enough to a Pokestop, the tracker lets you know what’s hanging out at the stop. Everything else is still pure guesswork.
Since I’m rarely at a place that is near enough to a Pokestop, I’m still just as much in the dark as I’ve always been about Pokemon location. I guess it’s nice if you live in a city, though.
Gen 2 Arrival
We’ve also got new Gen 2 Pokemon in the game… but only from hatching eggs. And only from eggs that you received after the Gen 2 update. This is where I stand on this…
Old eggs. Every one of them.
Thankfully, I do have a few incubators that are working to speed up the process. I was using those even before the update came out, so I hope I can get to walking and get some of these hatched to pick up some new eggs.
Also, is it just me, but I haven’t found a 10K egg in a LONG, LONG time…
Those who are playing, are you having any luck scoring a Pikachu?
I know what you mean, Santa Pikachu appears in my nearby tracker but by the time I get to the Pokéstop, he is long gone. I am working on hatching new eggs, fingers crossed for some Gen II critters. No luck with Ditto either.
Bummer! Gotta get lucky sooner or later, though. Let me know how it goes!
Just hatched a bunch of eggs, not one of them was gen II.
Were they old eggs from before the update? None of those will be Gen II. Only new eggs… none of which I have right yet! XD
Hatching those old ones, making way for the new!
I’ve seen Santa Hat Pikachu on tracking a few times now as well, but I have yet to spot him in the wild. The hunt continues.
Good luck to you! We have lots of time to find him, but I’d still really like to get one before it’s over. 🙂
I managed to catch 2 Santachus. Apparently, the bus station where I do most of my transits to and from work has a nest of them nearby.
As for Ditto, I have one so far. You won’t see them on the radar, you have to catch certain types of Pokémon and sometimes, one will turn out to be a Ditto in disguise. The one I got was disguised as a Pidgey, but I heard they also can appear as Rattatas, Spearows, Magikarps, and I think Venonats.
I did finally catch my Santachu last week. Still tossing Pokeballs at Pidgies and Rattatas to hopefully snag a ditto.
Finally caught a ditto yesterday! Was disguised as a magikarp. Still need that Santachu, though.
I still need the ditto, myself. Working on it, though. Good luck with Santachu!