Trainers,

Serebii.net, the biggest online resource for the main series Pokemon games, has just tweeted out the following image:

Although not directly related to Pokémon GO, Christmas is often the period of the year when Pokémon marketing efforts converge in the same direction, featuring similar, if not the same, Pokémon, merchandise and more.

The recent Pokémon Duel update suggests that Delibird, Sceptile and Pikachu are at the core of the Pokémon Company’s marketing efforts for 2017 Holiday season. With the recent addition of Delibird’s signature move Present, we are quite sure that Delibird will be released in Pokémon GO this season.

We are basing our claim on a few solid arguments:

  • Delibird’s signature move Present was added in 0.85.1, similar to how Ditto’s Transform was added prior to its release
  • Full support for the Present fast move is in the APK, including the sound effects and required textures
    • present_fast game object
    • mesh_present.png
    • 217-0_present audio clip
mesh_present.png
  • The new Holiday 2017 loading screen features a flying present and a suspicious red ball hiding behind the Christmas tree, as spotted on Twitter

In addition, in a recent interview with TechCrunch, Niantic’s Archit Bhargava has confirmed that a holiday event is planned in Pokémon GO, starting some time around December 21st.

We should be hearing more about the upcoming Holiday events very soon.

  • Marco De Freitas

    Do we really need all this investigation about Delibird, SERIOUSLY ?!

    It’s Christmas, he will be released. It is that simple.

  • Edwin Fung
    • Marco De Freitas

      The same exact image we can’t find at the beginning of this article, but smaller so we can’t se what’s in it.

      GREAT COMMENT 😀

      • Edwin Fung

        Ironic comment 😒

        • Brady Newton

          lol

        • peponzio

          Explanatory comment.

          Tell me about it. When someone doesn’t find anyone mentioning the problem they care about and instead use your comment disregarding the whole purpose of why you put it in the first place.

          This screen capture is proof that the Pokemon Duel app’s icon has changed to that which serebii. net and PoGo Hub have now reported. The image in a good size can be found in the link in this featured article.

          Not having a direct image of the icon is a design of the article and has nothing to do with user’s comments.

  • Leo Luo

    He isn’t even that good. (Delibird)

    • Robdebobrob

      The same can be said about 90% of the pokedex so far. Its just about having 1 to complete it.

  • DevilxDan

    Used to be addicted to Pokemon duel but quit cos its just a bs game. Just luck base game no skill needed.

    • Then why comment on a PoGo website?

      • DevilxDan

        R u stupid. I’m commenting on a pogo website about Pokemon duel cos they literally mentioned it. Dunno if u trolling or u just a dumbass

    • Michael Ngo

      For reals. I played for about a month but got sick of the bullshit RNG. It’s literally 100% luck base with no skills because no matter how well you plan out your moves, RNG will still say screw you and none of your plans will matter

  • DrieSkill

    Question, can you guys update the best movesets page of Gen 1-2 and add a new page with the best movesets of Gen 3?

  • Hiếu Vũ

    OMG, do they introduce mega evolution this christmas? This is a foto of mega sceptile.

    • Jeffrey Pope

      Yes in Pokemon Duel, not Go

      • Brady Newton

        man i wish they would do it pokemon go

  • Felipe Bauer

    They just admited mega sceptile looks like a christmas tree.

  • Coltonandgen

    “Although not directly related to Pokémon GO” Then why is it on a website called Pokémon Go Hub?

  • amvhate

    We still haven’t seen a Spheal yet. and it on loading screen there might be some gen III added right before christmas or after

  • Heart Mind

    Thanks for the info. Nice looking bird.