Along with free daily incubators and the abundance of starter Pokémon, Niantic is offering Pokémon Go fans the greatest gift of all: the chance to buy things in bundles at a discounted price.
Available since yesterday morning and until December 30, Special, Great, and Ultra holiday boxes available in the in-game store offer bundles that include Great and Ultra Balls, Egg Incubators, and Incense. The bundles break down as follows:
- Special Box: x10 Great Balls, x2 Egg Incubators, 250 Coins
- Great Box: x20 Great Balls, x2 Incense, x4 Egg Incubators, 550 Coins
- Ultra Box: x20 Ultra Balls, x25 Incense, x6 Egg Incubators, 1500 Coins
From December 30 until January 3, players will be able to buy Bronze, Silver, and Gold Holiday Boxes, which, according to the official Pokémon Go blog, will include “Incense, Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs, Poké Balls, and Great Balls.” The exact contents of each of these bundles is still unknown.
[Source: Pokémon Go Live]
Okay, here’s my issue. I have way too many Great and Ultra balls for them to be in any way alluring as part of a bundle, and I think I’ve used Incense what, three times? As such, the only thing about the current round of holiday boxes that entices me is the Egg Incubators, and doing a little math, the Great and Ultra Boxes aren’t as good a deal as the base Special Box. If all you want is some Incubators, you can get six of them for 750 Coins by buying three Special Boxes, which is half the price of an Ultra Box, and… I’ve thought about this way too much, haven’t I?