Does Christmas Pikachu (in a Santa hat) evolve into Raichu in a Santa hat?

Holiday Pikachu wearing a Santa hat

You might have noticed that the Christmas Holiday Pokemon GO event is underway. For a limited time, it’s possible to catch Holiday Pikachu, who wears a Santa hat.

It has been confirmed that if you evolve your Christmas Pikachu into a Raichu, it will still be wearing its Santa hat! Additionally, it’s possible for Christmas Raichu to appear in the wild. That’s demonstrated in this video:

Holiday Pikachu is a limited edition, meaning that your Pikachu should still don Santa hats, even after the holiday season is finished. Your existing Pikachu and Raichu will not receive a Santa hat.

The special event will run from Monday, December 12th, until Thursday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Here is the official video announcement from Niantic:

Good luck and happy catching. Have you managed to catch a Holiday Pikachu yet? Let us know in the comments!