Pokémon GO players can hunt 'festive hat' Pikachu this month | Cult of Mac

Pokémon GO players can hunt ‘festive hat’ Pikachu this month


Pokémon turns the legal drinking age this month.
Photo: Pokémon GO

In news that makes us feel pretty darn ancient, this month marks 21 years since the first Pokémon game launched in Japan — and Pokémon GO is getting in on the action!

As part of the #PokemonDay celebrations, starting February 26 at 1PM PST and running through the next day, Pokémon GO players will be able to hunt and capture a wild Pikachu adored with “festive party hat.”

In other words, you’d better carve out some free time if you really want to catch ’em all!

Pokémon GO recently got a long overdue massive update, adding 80 new creatures, including Pokémon from the Gold and Silver games. The #PokemonDay “festive hat” update won’t keep you playing as long as the Generation 2 update will, but it’s certainly good to see the game’s developers introducing a few more micro updates.

Features like an extra hat for Pikachu (he previously got a Christmas hat to celebrate the holidays) won’t seem significant for non-players — and certainly isn’t going to convince anyone who’s not already interested in the game to give it a go. However, when it comes to keeping existing players engaged, it’s a great idea!

Are you still playing Pokémon GO? If not, why not? Leave your comments below.


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.