You can now encounter Deino and Shiny Deino in Research Breakthrough encounters in Pokémon GO until January 1 at 1 p.m. PST

Niantic has announced new events for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Coming in December: Season of Heritage, Pokémon GO Holidays, and more!

Coming in December: Season of Heritage, Pokémon GO Holidays, and more!
 

December Research Breakthrough encounters

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

Image of Deino - Shiny Icon On
Deino
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Image of a Remote Raid Pass IconWeekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in December, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

Image of a Raid Icon - TealFeatured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout December.

Image of a Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids

Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem will be returning to five-star raids this December! Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Reshiram, Zekrom, or Kyurem, if you’re lucky!

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to Thursday, December 16, 2021

Image of Reshiram - Shiny Icon On
Reshiram
Image of Zekrom - Shiny Icon On
Zekrom

Thursday, December 16, 2021, to Friday, December 31, 2021

Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On
Kyurem
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Image of a Mega Raid EggMega Raids

For the first time in Pokémon GO, Mega Steelix will be appearing in Mega Raids!

Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to Thursday, December 23, 2021

Image of Mega Steelix - Shiny Icon On
Mega Steelix

Thursday, December 23, 2021, to Friday, January 7, 2022

Image of Mega Abomasnow - Shiny Icon On
Mega Abomasnow
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid Hours

Every Wednesday in December, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.

Image of Reshiram - Shiny Icon On
December 1, December 8, and December 15: Reshiram
Image of Zekrom - Shiny Icon On
December 1, December 8, and December 15: Zekrom
Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On
December 22 and December 29: Kyurem
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

In the month of December, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!

Image of Electabuzz - Shiny Icon On
December 7: Electabuzz | 2× Transfer Candy
Image of Magmar - Shiny Icon On
December 14: Magmar | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
Image of Snover - Shiny Icon On
December 21: Snover | 2× Catch XP
Image of Cubchoo - Shiny Icon On
December 28: Cubchoo | 2× Catch Candy
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

December Community Day

 

Our final Community Day event 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!

For more details, check out the December Community Day blog.

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events.

  • Season of Heritage: A new Season begins on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time! Embark on a journey inspired by the past as we run-up to Pokémon GO Tour: Johto. The Season of Heritage ends on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Swinub Incense Day: On Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Swinub will be attracted more frequently to Incense. Additionally, both Ice-type and Ground-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense throughout the day.
  • Dragonspiral Descent: An event inspired by the Unova region’s Dragonspiral Tower will take place from Tuesday, December 7, 2021, to Sunday, December 12, 2021. More details to come!
  • Pokémon GO Holidays Part 1 and Part 2: The Pokémon GO Holidays event returns on Thursday, December 16, 2021, and runs until Friday, December 31, 2021! Look forward to costumed Pokémon, Ice-type Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild, event-exclusive Field Research, winter-themed avatar items, and a bonanza of bonuses!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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