The Pokemon GO Holiday event will add special costumes and unreleased Pokemon

Niantic, the developer of Pokemon GO, details upcoming in-game holiday events. If you want to withstand the cold of this winter, there are many treats you can find.

Headline News revolves around Pokemon that haven’t yet appeared in Pokemon GO, as ice-type vanillite first appears in the wild. Other highlights include a set of specially dressed Pokemon, new field research, and egg and raid battle rotations.

The details are as follows.

Date + time

Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 8:00 am to Thursday, December 31, 2020, 10:00 pm local time


  • Holiday Costume Pokemon: Pikachu, Delibird, and Cubchoo wearing holiday-themed costumes are Pokemon GO! Appeared in!
  • Pokemon that appears in the wild: In the wild, fun ice-type Pokemon such as Spheal and Snover will appear! Fresh Snow Pokemon Vanillite makes Pokemon GO debut!
  • Pokemon that hatch from eggs: Feel, Swinub, Smoochum, Snorunt, Snover and Vanillite hatch from 5 km of eggs!
  • Pokemon appearing in raid battles: Alolan Sandshrew, Dewgong, Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Wallein, Cubchoo, Cryogonal are coming to the raid! If you’re lucky, you might meet Shiny Jinx! Please do not forget. Mega Abomasnow will appear in Mega Raid and will become even more powerful throughout the event.
  • Event-only field survey: Enjoy event-only field research tasks that give you the chance to encounter Pokemon like Vanillite and Cryogonal!
  • Winter-themed avatar items are coming to the store: Enjoy Greedent Sweater, Whimsicott Earmuffs, Winter Boots and Winter Coat avatar items to help you dress up for the holiday season.
  • Get holiday-themed stickers from Poké Stops, Gifts and shops! During the event, you can find stickers such as Alolan Vulpix, Croagunk and Whimsicott. You will not be able to get stickers after the event, so please get them as soon as possible!
  • During the event period, we will prepare a shop-only box! Check out the in-game shop for more information!
  • Event-only AR mapping task rewards: Complete the AR mapping task to earn Abomasnow Mega Energy and encounter Snorunt.


Please be careful, trainer! Various bonuses are available throughout the event.

From Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 8:00 am to Thursday, December 31, 2020, 10:00 pm local time

  • Open more gifts every day: The number of gifts that can be opened daily during the event will increase to 45.
  • Carry more gifts: The number of gifts you can carry in your item bag will increase to 40 during the event.

A special winter event will be held on the last weekend of December, so check this out if all of the above aren’t enough:

Date + time

Saturday, December 26, 2020, 8:00 am to Sunday, December 27, 2020, 10:00 pm local time


  • Regice returns to attack! Did you miss catching the Regice that appeared in the last raid? This is your chance to catch the Iceberg Pokemon!
  • Event-only AR mapping task rewards: Complete the AR mapping task to get incense and more.
  • Pokemon are more often attracted to incense sticks: Delibird, Snorunt, Spheal, Snover, Cryogonal, and Cubchoo.

Would you like to step into the cold to catch a new ice type for Pokédex? Please ensure your safety.

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