Pokemon Go Holiday 2021 Event!

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Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 31, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. local time

The Season of Heritage Story

After the first door mechanism activated and Pokémon like Druddigon emerged, Blanche and Professor Willow decide to take a break and celebrate with a gift exchange with the other team leaders!

New game features

This holiday season, we’re excited to launch the Postcard Book! Ever wanted to save memories from locations that you or your friends visited? You’ll soon be able to by pinning Postcards to your Postcard Book.

Holiday Cup

The Holiday Cup will be available in the GO Battle League!

  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Flying-, and Ghost-type Pokémon are permitted.

Event Bonuses

  • Open up to 45 Gifts per day, and hold up to 40 Gifts in your Item Bag
  • Mega Abomasnow CP boost
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts will have more Water- and Ice-type Pokémon

Costumed Pokémon

You’ll be able to encounter costumed Pokémon!

Image of Pikachu wearing a holiday hat - Shiny Icon On

Pikachu wearing a holiday hat

Image of Holiday Delibird - Shiny Icon On

Holiday Delibird

Image of Holiday Stantler - Shiny Icon On

Holiday Stantler

Image of Holiday Spheal - Shiny Icon On

Holiday Spheal

Image of Holiday Cubchoo - Shiny Icon On

Holiday Cubchoo

Image of Holiday Glaceon - Shiny Icon On

Holiday Glaceon

New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop starting on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Festive Hat
  • Festive Jacket
  • Festive Shorts

You’ll be able to get holiday-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Some festive bundles will also be available for purchase in the shop throughout the event.

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

Pokémon GO Holidays: Part 1

Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter in the wild.

  • Pikachu wearing a holiday hat
  • Swinub
  • Holiday Stantler
  • Holiday Delibird
  • Snorunt
  • Holiday Spheal
  • Snover
  • Vanillite
  • Holiday Cubchoo
  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Cryogonal

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Pikachu wearing a holiday 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 Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

  • Pikachu with a holiday hat
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Swinub
  • Holiday Stantler
  • Holiday Spheal
  • Holiday Cubchoo
  • Cryogonal

Play together during December Community Day!

Our final Community Day event for 2021 will be held on both Saturday, December 18, 2021, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. During the event, Pokémon featured throughout 2021’s Community Day events will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Additionally, Pokémon featured in 2020’s Community Day events will be hatching from Eggs and appearing in raids. December Community Day will be an awesome opportunity to catch any featured Pokémon you may have missed!

Pokémon GO Holidays: Part 2

Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon GO Debuts

A Gift from Your First PokéStop Spin Each Day!

During part 2 of the event, you’ll get an Egg Incubator for spinning your first PokéStop each day!

Even More Timed Research!

Two Timed Research lines focused on friendship and catching Pokémon will be available during part 2 of the event!

Complete them for fun surprises and rewards! Each of these research lines will lead to an encounter with Galarian Mr. Mime!

A Winter Wonderland Mini-Event

A special mini-event will take place from Saturday, December 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Winter Wonderland Bonus

  • You’ll be able to trade with Trainers up to 40 km away.

Field Research Task Encounters

  • Additional Field Research tasks will be available that reward Holiday Delibird

Collection Challenge

A Collection Challenge focused on trading with your friends will be available from Saturday, December 25, 2021, to Friday, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

You will need to trade for the following Pokémon to complete this challenge.

  • Swinub
  • Snorunt
  • Spheal (Doesn’t need to be costumed)
  • Snover
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo (Doesn’t need to be costumed)

Complete the challenge to encounter Galarian Mr. Mime!

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter in the wild.

  • Pikachu with a holiday hat
  • Swinub
  • Holiday Delibird
  • Holiday Stantler
  • Holiday Spheal
  • Snorunt
  • Snover
  • Holiday Cubchoo
  • Vanillite
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Cryogonal
  • Bergmite

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids. Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Galarian Darumaka, if you’re lucky!

One-Star Raids

  • Pikachu with a holiday 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

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs obtained during the event.

7 Km Eggs

  • Swinub
  • Holiday Cubchoo
  • Smoochum
  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Bergmite
  • Cryogonal

Field Research Task Encounters

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