Pokémon GO Winter Holiday Part 1 event now underway in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India until December 23 at 10 a.m. local time, paid Winter Holiday Timed Research Ticket now available in the in-game shop until December 30 at 8 p.m. local time

Niantic is continuing to announce new events and content for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Celebrate the season—welcome Shiny Bergmite, Mega Glalie, and more to Pokémon GO!

Celebrate the season—welcome Shiny Bergmite, Mega Glalie, and more to Pokémon GO!

Trainers,

It’s the season of cheer, for Pokémon and Trainers alike!

Some new and familiar Pokémon faces are joining in the fun, and you and your Pokémon can look your winter best with brand new avatar items, poses, and more!

Join us for the first part of a two-part festive Winter Holiday event in Pokémon GO!

Winter Holiday Part 1

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
Mega Glalie
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.

*Please note that the 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
Pikachu wearing a Winter Carnival outfit
Swinub
Swinub
Delibird
Delibird
Snorunt
Snorunt
Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
Snover
Snover
Vanillite
Vanillite
Cubchoo
Cubchoo
Bergmite
Bergmite
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Alolan Vulpix
Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
Cryogonal
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Sneasel
Sneasel
Smoochum
Smoochum
Amaura
Amaura
Bergmite
Bergmite
Crabrawler
Crabrawler
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
Pikachu wearing a winter carnival outfit
Pikachu wearing a Winter Carnival outfit
Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Bergmite
Bergmite
Three-Star Raids
Cloyster
Cloyster
Lapras
Lapras
Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
Glaceon wearing an Undersea Holiday outfit
Glaceon wearing an Undersea Holiday outfit
Five-Star Raids
Cobalion
Cobalion
Mega Raids
Mega Glalie
Mega Glalie
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Featured attacks

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 following featured attack.

Sacred Sword

  • Trainer Battles: 60 Power
  • Gyms and raids: 55 Power

Field Research task encounters

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!

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

Pikachu wearing a winter carnival outfit
Pikachu wearing a Winter Carnival outfit
Alolan Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
Seel
Seel
Shellder
Shellder
Jynx
Jynx
Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
Spheal wearing a holiday outfit
Crabrawler
Crabrawler
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Sneasel
Sneasel
Glaceon wearing an Undersea Holiday outfit
Glaceon wearing an Undersea Holiday outfit
Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.
Gengar
Abomasnow Mega Energy
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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.

Holiday Pajama Top

Holiday Pajama Bottoms

Holiday Pajama Slippers

Gifting Pose

Holiday Hat

Holiday Beard

Holiday Suit

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.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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