October 2, 2022

As we dive into the Holidays, Niantic has reminded us of the giving spirit, and there’s lots of goodies to get in game coming up! Here’s the Mega Post for this Holiday event, featuring everything you’ll need to know. 

Before we dive in, don’t forget… the new postcard book releases in conjunction with these events, on Thursday, December 16 at 10am local time.

This year’s event is split into two parts, with part one starting on December 16, running through December 23, and part two starting on December 23, running through December 31. 

Let’s dive in!

Full Event Features

Running from December 16, 2021 at 10am local time to Friday, December 31, at 8pm local time.
Holiday Cup
The Holiday cup launches in GO Battle League, you can view the full Season 10 GBL Blog for details on rules. 
Event Bonuses


Gifts: Open up to 45 gifts per day and hold up to 40 gifts in item bag – an upgrade from the 25 gifts.

Team Rocket: Rocket Grunts will feature more Water- and Ice-type Pokemon.

Costumed Pokemon: The following will be making appearances in the wild. (* designates Shiny availability)

  • Pikachu wearing a holiday hat*
  • Holiday Delibird*
  • Holiday Stantler*
  • Holiday Spheal*
  • Holiday Cubchoo*
  • Holiday Glaceon*
Gift Bundles

Special gift bundles available include: 

  • Special Box (480 Coins): 50 Pokeballs, two Premium Battle Passes, two Super Incubators, three Star Pieces
  • Ultra Box (1,480 coins): 25 Ultra Balls, 18 Raid Passes, five Super Incubators, 5 Incense
  • Adventure Box (1,480 Coins): 18 Super Incubators, two Incubators, two Incense, four Star Pieces

Part One

Part One of the Holiday event runs from December 16 at 10am local until December 23, at 10am local.

 

Wild Spawns

On top of the Pokemon listed above, you can encounter: 

Swinub*, Snover*, Vanillite, Snorunt*, Alolan Sandshrew*, Cryagonal

 

Raids

One Star Raids: Pikachu wearing a Holday Hat*, Alolan Sandshrew*, Swinub*, Holiday Spheal*, Holiday Cubchoo*

Three Star Raids: Cloyster, Holiday Stantler*, Holiday Delibird*, Holiday Glaceon*

Five Star Raids: Kyurem*

Mega Raids: Mega Steelix*

 

Field Research Encounters

You can encounter the following Pokemon from Field Research Encounters:

Pikachu Wearing a holiday hat*, Alolan Volpix*, Swinub*, Holiday Stantler*, Holiday Spheal*, Holiday Cubchoo, Cryagonal

 

Part Two

Part Two of the Holiday event runs from December 23 at 10am local time to December 31 at 8pm Local Time.

 

Pokemon GO Debut!

Bergmite and Avalugg will make their Debut in Pokemon Go!

Pokestop Gifts

During part two of the holiday event, for the first spin a PokeStop each day, you will earn an Egg Incubator.

 
Timed Research

Two timed research timelines will release focused on catching Pokemon and Friendship. Each of the lines will lead to an encounter with Galarian Mr. Mime!

 

Winter Wonderland Bonus Event

This mini event will run from December 25 at 10am local time to December 26 at 8pm local time.

 

Trades

Trading will be temporarily increased to 40km for this event.

Field Research

Field Research encounters will run into a Holiday Delibird*

Collection Challenge

Collect the following between December 25 at 10am to December 31 at 8pm local time to encounter a Galarian Mr. Mime!

Catch: 

  • Swinub
  • Snorunt
  • Spheal
  • Snover
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo

Part Two Continued…

Encounters

You can encounter the following in the wild: 

Swinub, Snorunt, Vanillite, Alolan Vulpix*, Crogonal, Bergmite

Raids

One Star Raids: Pikachu with a holday hat*, Alolan Vulpix*, Holiday Spheal*, Holiday Cubchoo*, Galarian Darumaka*

Three Star Raids: Lapras*, Holiday Delibird*, Holiday Stantler*, Holiday Glaceon*

Five Star Raids: Kyurem*

Mega Raids: Mega Abomasnow*

 

Egg Hatches

The following are available from 7km eggs:

  • Swinub*
  • Holiday Cubchoo*
  • Smoochum*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Bergmite
  • Cryogonal
Field Research Encounters

The following are available from field research tasks:

  • Pikachu wearing a holiday hat*
  • Alolan Sandshrew*
  • Swinub*
  • Holiday Stantler*
  • Holiday Spheal*
  • Holiday Cubchoo*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
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