Pokemon GO Winter Holiday Event – Part 1

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Date + Time

Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Mega Glalie Debuts

Mega Glalie will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!

Mega Glalie

Event Bonuses

  • 50% more XP for winning Raid Battles.
  • Trainers can store up to 40 Gifts until the end of the event.

Timed Research

For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.

Complete the research tasks to earn an event-themed avatar pose!

Other Timed Research rewards include:

  • Two Incubators
  • One Incense
  • Abomasnow Mega Energy
  • Various event-themed Pokémon encounters

IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Winter Holiday Timed Research Ticket will only be available in the in-game shop from December 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. until December 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time!

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Bergmite—if you’re lucky!

  • Pikachu wearing a Winter Carnival outfit
  • Swinub
  • Delibird
  • Snorunt
  • Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
  • Snover
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo
  • Bergmite
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
  • Cryogonal

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

  • Sneasel
  • Smoochum
  • Amaura
  • Bergmite
  • Crabrawler

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Pikachu wearing a Winter Carnival outfit
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Bergmite

Three-Star Raids

  • Cloyster
  • Lapras
  • Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
  • Glaceon wearing an Undersea Holiday outfit

Five-Star Raids

  • Cobalion (Cobalion caught from Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know the attack Sacred Sword.

Mega Raids

  • Mega Glalie

Field Research task encounters

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

  • Pikachu wearing a Winter Carnival outfit
  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Seel
  • Shellder
  • Jynx
  • Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
  • Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
  • Crabrawler
  • Sneasel
  • Glaceon wearing an Undersea Holiday outfit
  • Abomasnow Mega Energy

Avatar items and stickers

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

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

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