Pokemon Go, the mobile game about catching virtual critters, is finally getting the series’ second generation of Pokemon.

Niantic Inc, the game’s developer, announced that new Pokemon, such as Togepi, Pichu and selected others, from the Johto region in Pokemon Gold and Silver video games will be available from Dec 13 onwards.

Unfortunately, players cannot catch these new Pokemon in the wild. Instead, they will need to hatch them from eggs picked up at Pokestops.

In addition, there will be a limited edition of everyone’s favourite Pokemon, Pikachu, wearing a Santa hat all over the world for Pokemon trainers to catch from now till Dec 29.

Text: Trevor Tan (The Straits Times)