Pokémon GO Holidays 2021

Event

Starts:
Thursday, December 16, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Friday, December 31, at 8:00 PM Local Time

The Pokémon GO Holidays event returns for 2021! We hope Trainers worldwide enjoy the festivities we have planned.

Look forward to Bergmite’s Pokémon GO debut, costumed Pokémon, event-exclusive Field Research, winter-themed avatar items, and a bonanza of bonuses.




Features

The Season of Heritage Story Continues!

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 launching!

Being together is the best gift of all, and you’ll be able to save a little bit of this feeling of togetherness with Gifts from your friends.

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!

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.

Read more here…

Costumed Pokémon

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Delibird
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Glaceon
  • shiny
    Cubchoo

Bonuses

Available for entire event duration:

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

A Gift from Your First PokéStop Spin Each Day!

During Part 2, from Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time, you’ll get a single-use Egg Incubator for spinning your first PokéStop each day!

Recieve an Egg Incubator for spinning your first PokéStop each day

Spawns

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.

Appearing in the wild

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Swinub
  • shiny
    Delibird
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Snorunt
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Snover
  • Vanillite
  • shiny
    Cubchoo

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • shiny
    Alolan Sandshrew
  • Cryogonal

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

Bergmite and Avalugg will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

  • Bergmite
  • Avalugg

Appearing in the wild

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Swinub
  • shiny
    Delibird
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Snorunt
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Snover
  • Vanillite
  • shiny
    Cubchoo

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • shiny
    Alolan Vulpix
  • Cryogonal
  • Bergmite

Eggs

Pokémon GO Holidays: Part 1

There are no changes to Eggs for Part 1 of the event.

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.

In 7 km Eggs

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

Raids

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.


Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Alolan Sandshrew
  • shiny
    Swinub
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Cubchoo

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • Cloyster
  • shiny
    Delibird
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Glaceon

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Kyurem

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Steelix


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.

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Alolan Vulpix
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Galarian Darumaka
  • shiny
    Cubchoo

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Lapras
  • shiny
    Delibird
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Glaceon

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Kyurem

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Abomasnow

Research

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.

Field Research Encounters

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Alolan Vulpix
  • shiny
    Swinub
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Cubchoo

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • Cryogonal

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.

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!

Timed Research Encounter

  • Mr. Mime

Field Research Encounters

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Alolan Sandshrew
  • shiny
    Swinub
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Spheal
  • shiny
    Cubchoo

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • shiny
    Galarian Darumaka

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Spheal
  • Glaceon

Shiny Galarian Darumaka Family

Shiny Galarian Darumaka is being released during Part 2 of this event.

  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Galarian Darmanitan

Shiny Spheal Family

Shiny Spheal (without the Holiday costume) is also available. Although it cannot be encountered in the wild, it can be encountered from the Field Research task ‘Take 2 snapshots of wild Ice-type Pokémon’.

  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Walrein

Sales

New Avatar Items

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

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New Stickers

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


Festive Bundles

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

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