Video: Niantic reveals new promo for the Pokémon GO Holidays 2021 event

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

Pokémon GO Holidays 2021: Bergmite’s Pokémon GO debut, new costumes and avatar items, and more!

Pokémon GO Holidays 2021: Bergmite’s Pokémon GO debut, new costumes and avatar items, and more!
 
Full Event Period
12/16 – 12/31
Part 1
12/16 – 12/23
Part 2
12/23 – 12/31

Trainers,

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.

Pokemon GO: Play together this season

Trainers, there’s more to come this #PokemonGOHoliday… #GiftWithGO ❄️

Pokémon GO Winter Holiday

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

Available during the entire Event unless otherwise stated.

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!

Catch up on the story so far on the Season of Heritage web page.

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.

For more details about the Postcard Book feature, click here.

Image of the Holiday Cup IconHoliday Cup

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

Check out the Season 10 GO Battle League blog for details on the cup’s rules.

Event Bonuses

Image of Gift Icon
Open up to 45 Gifts per day, and hold up to 40 Gifts in your Item Bag
Boost Icon
Mega Abomasnow CP boost
Team Rocket Icon
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
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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

Available during the time indicated above unless otherwise stated.

Image of a Wild Encounter IconWild Encounters

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

Image of Pikachu wearing a holiday hat - shiny icon on
Pikachu wearing a holiday hat
Image of Swinub - Shiny Icon On
Swinub
Image of Holiday Stantler - Shiny Icon on
Holiday Stantler
Image of Holiday Delibird - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Delibird
Image of Snorunt - Shiny Icon On
Snorunt
Image of Holiday Spheal - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Spheal
Image of Snover - Shiny Icon On
Snover
Image of Vanillite - Shiny Icon Off
Vanillite
Image of Holiday Cubchoo - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Cubchoo
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Image of Alolan Sandshrew - Shiny Icon On
Alolan Sandshrew
Image of Cryogonal - Shiny Icon Off
Cryogonal
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

Image of Raid IconRaid

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

Icon of a One-Star RaidOne-Star Raids
Image of Pikachu wearing a holiday hat - Shiny Icon On
Pikachu wearing a holiday hat
Image of Alolan Sandshrew - Shiny Icon On
Alolan Sandshrew
Image of Swinub - Shiny Icon On
Swinub
Holiday Spheal
Image of Holiday Cubchoo - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Cubchoo
Image of Three-Star EggThree-Star Raids
Image of Cloyster - Shiny Icon Off
Cloyster
Image of Holiday Stantler - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Stantler
Image of Holiday Delibird - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Delibird
Image of Holiday Glaceon - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Glaceon
Image of Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids
Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On
Kyurem
Image of Mega RaidMega Raids
Image of Mega Steelix - Shiny Icon On
Mega Steelix
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Image of Field Research IconField Research Task Encounters

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

Image of Pikachu with a holiday hat - Shiny Icon On
Pikachu with a holiday hat
Image of Alolan Vulpix - Shiny Icon On
Alolan Vulpix
Image of Swinub - Shiny Icon On
Swinub
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
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Image of Cryogonal - Shiny Icon Off
Cryogonal
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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!

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

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

Available during the time indicated above unless otherwise stated.

Pokémon GO Debuts

Bergmite and Avalugg will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

Image of Bergmite - Shiny Icon Off
Bergmite
Image of Avalugg - Shiny Icon Off
Avalugg

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!

Image of a Research IconEven 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.

Available during the time indicated above unless otherwise stated.

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!

Image of the Trading IconWinter Wonderland Bonus

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

Image of a Research IconField Research Task Encounters

Additional Field Research tasks will be available for the duration of the mini-event that reward the following.

Image of Holiday Delibird - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Delibird
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Image of a Wild Encounter IconWild Encounters

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

Image of Pikachu with a holiday hat - Shiny Icon On
Pikachu with a holiday hat
Image of Swinub - Shiny Icon On
Swinub
Holiday Delibird
Holiday Stantler
Holiday Spheal
Image of Snorunt - Shiny Icon On
Snorunt
Image of Snover - Shiny Icon On
Snover
Holiday Cubchoo*
Image of Vanillite - Shiny Icon Off
Vanillite
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Alolan Vulpix
Cryogonal
Image of Bergmite - Shiny Icon Off
Bergmite
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
* The Cubchoo appearing in the wild during the Spotlight Hour on December 28 will be costumed.

Image of of a Raid IconRaids

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!

Image of one-star raid eggOne-Star Raids
Image of Pikachu with a holiday hat - Shiny Icon On
Pikachu with a holiday hat
Image of Alolan Vulpix - Shiny Icon On
Alolan Vulpix
Image of Holiday Spheal - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Spheal
Image of Holiday Cubchoo - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Cubchoo
Galarian Darumaka
Image of three-star raid eggThree-Star Raids
Image of Lapras - Shiny Icon On
Lapras
Image of Holiday Delibird - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Delibird
Image of Holiday Stantler - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Stantler
Image of Holiday Glaceon - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Glaceon
Image of five-star raid eggFive-Star Raids
Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On
Kyurem
Image of mega raid eggMega Raids
Image of Mega Abomasnow - Shiny Icon On
Mega Abomasnow
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Image of the Egg IconEggs

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

Image of 7km Eggs7 Km Eggs

 
Image of Swinub - Shiny Icon On
Swinub
Image of Holiday Cubchoo - Shiny Icon On
Holiday Cubchoo
Image of Smoochum - Shiny Icon On
Smoochum
Galarian Darumaka
Image of Bergmite - Shiny Icon Off
Bergmite
Image of Cryogonal - Shiny Icon Off
Cryogonal
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
This list is organized by rarity, with one Egg icon being most common and five Egg icons being most rare.

Image of Field Research Task EncountersField Research Task Encounters

Pikachu wearing a holiday hat
Image of Alolan Sandshrew - Shiny Icon On
Alolan Sandshrew
Image of Swinub - Shiny Icon On
Swinub
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
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Galarian Darumaka
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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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