Celebrate the season—welcome Shiny Bergmite, Mega Glalie, and more to Pokémon GO!
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!
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!
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!
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
- 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!
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
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