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Pokemon Go Thanksgiving event and Ultra Sun & Moon outfit update

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Niantic recently added Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon themed outfits to Pokemon Go. December is set to bring more Legendary Pokemon. A Thanksgiving event will probably happen since wasting a holiday ripe for a topical sale would be silly.

Niantic added two new outfits to Pokemon GO, in order to celebrate the upcoming release of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. Now the trainers in Pokemon GO can dress their avatars to look like the two main characters in the Pokemon Ultra games. The outfits do not offer any bonuses, making them just a simple nod to the latest game in the Sun and Moon series.

"To celebrate the upcoming launch of Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, new avatar outfit items from the Alola region are now available in Pokemon GO," said a representative of The Pokemon Company. "Beginning today, Trainers can dress their Pokemon GO avatars in the colourful tropical outfits worn by the main male and female characters seen in the Pokemon video games launching worldwide on November 17."

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Last year's Pokemon GO Thanksgiving event started on 23 November and lasted until 30 November. That event doubled the amount of XP and Stardust gained when completing in-game actions. An official confirmation regarding the event has not been given at the time of writing.

Niantic released the first wave of Gen 3 Pokemon during the 2017 Halloween event and it has been confirmed that more will be made available in December 2017. There is no doubt in my mind that some of those Gen 3 Pokemon will be available in November, if the Thanksgiving event repeats this year. Here comes the perfect candidate right now:

Legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh recently had its CP values and stats nerfed in the master game files - something that has happened in the past before a major Pokemon release. 

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The release would coincide with the latest rotation of Legendary Pokemon currently available in different regions. All things considered a Ho-Oh release in November seems plausible. Also, Ho-Oh is a bird. Gobble gobble.

Lastly, if the recent news of an upcoming Harry Potter AR game have left you wondering what's going to happen to Pokemon GO, maybe this will calm you down: "Just like many of you, we're super excited about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and are working hard with our partners at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and WB Games San Francisco’s development team to bring that to life," explains Niantic.

"However, we - the Pokemon GO development team - want to say that we are 100% committed to creating an ever-changing and growing game that gets our players exploring, meeting each other, and deepening their connection to the Pokemon universe." the company added.