In today’s news roundup, we’re bringing you a summary of smaller news and updates that weren’t previously covered in an official GO Hub post. We are almost certain that we forgot some of the news with the whole Groudon situation, so let us know in the comments below.

A new special box is on sale

A few hours after Groudon started appearing in gyms around the world, a new box sale went live in the in-game store. The sale lasts only until December 18th, when the real holiday sale is expected to appear.

The special box is priced at 480 PokeCoin and contains the following items:

  • 5 x Incense
  • 6 x Premium Raid Pass
  • 10 x Pinap Berry

It looks like a pretty sweet deal for solo players and raiders, especially with increased Incense usage during particular weather. The addition of Pinap berries is always welcomed.

Here’s an in-game image:

New spawn points appear around recently added PokeStops

According to a reddit thread and our later observations, it seems that Niantic has added new spawn points around recently migrated PokeStops. PokeStops and Gyms are frequently created by importing fresh portal data from Ingress and it was observed that the recently added POIs don’t have attached any nearby spawn points.

This has now been fixed and you should be seeing Pokemon regularly spawning around recently added PokeStops and Gyms.