Well, it’s finally happened. The Pokemon GO Christmas event has arrived. Phase one of the holiday event started yesterday, and brings with it an increased hatch rate for the new Gen 2 baby Pokemon, as well as a free one-use incubator every day for the next 8 days.
But, that’s not all. Phase one of the holiday event has also brought some sweet discount sales in the in-game shop. Yep, Niantic recently announced that for the duration of the Christmas event, we’ll be able to buy certain items at a discount as part of their holiday-exclusive gift boxes.
During phase one of the event, there are three unique gift boxes to choose from, with each one costing a different amount of Poke Coins and containing different items. The three boxes are called the “Special Box”, the “Great Box”, and the “Ultra Box”, and cost 250, 550, and 1500 Poke Coins respectively.
The “Special Box” contains 10 Great Balls and 2 Incubators, the “Great Box” contains 20 Great Balls, 2 Incense, and 4 Incubators, and the “Ultra Box” contains 25 Incense, 6 Incubators, and 20 Ultra Balls.
Now that we know how much each gift box costs and exactly what’s inside, it’s time to decide whether or not any of them are worth buying, and if so, which one is going to give you the most bang for your buck.
If you’re like me, and you only spend Poke Coins on incubators, then the Special Box is definitely the box for you. For 250 Poke Coins you’re getting 2 Incubators, which is 50 Coins less than you’d normally pay. Plus you’re getting 20 Great Balls thrown in for free. In all honesty, this is the only gift box that I’ll be buying.
Both the Great Box and the Ultra Box have more expensive Incubators, but they also include more/better balls as well as Incense, which is great for rural players who need more Pokemon to spawn. If you’re after a whole bunch of Incense, I’d probably recommend the Ultra Box as it includes 25 (as well as 6 Incubators and 20 Ultra Balls).
But what do you think about these gift boxes? Will you be buying one yourself? And if so, which one do you think you’ll choose? Let me know what you’re planning to buy in the comments section below!
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