Winter Holiday: Part 1

Event

Starts:
Monday, December 18, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Monday, December 25, at 10:00 AM Local Time

Celebrate the season with the Pokémon GO debut of the Terra Whale Pokémon, Cetoddle and Cetitan! You’ll also encounter some familiar festive faces during the wintery fun, and don’t forget to deck the halls with new avatar items and stickers. Additional revelry includes updated winter-themed Postcard Book backgrounds, a sprinkling of snow on the in-game map, and the Pokémon GO debuts of Pikachu wearing holiday attire and Raichu wearing holiday attire!




Bonuses

During the Winter Holiday event, Trainers can choose the bonus they want to receive for completing Timed Research. Trainers can choose one of the following.

2x Catch XP
2x Catch Stardust

All Trainers will have this bonus:

Increased XP and Stardust from opening Gifts

Features

Pokémon Debuts

Cetoddle and its Evolution, Cetitan—the Terra Whale Pokémon—will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

You can use 50 Cetoddle Candy to evolve Cetoddle into Cetitan.

  • Cetoddle
  • Cetitan

New Costumed Pokémon

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

  • shiny
    Holiday Attire Pikachu
  • shiny
    Holiday Attire Raichu

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon.

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Holiday Attire Pikachu
  • shiny
    Alolan Sandshrew
  • shiny
    Seel
  • shiny
    Holiday Hat Eevee
  • shiny
    Swinub
  • shiny
    Holiday Stantler
  • shiny
    Holiday Spheal
  • shiny
    Galarian Darumaka
  • shiny
    Cryogonal
  • shiny
    Bergmite
  • Cetoddle

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

  • shiny
    Sneasel
  • Piloswine
  • shiny
    Amaura

Eggs

2 km Egg

The following Pokémon will hatch from 2 km Eggs. Eevee wearing a holiday hat hatched from Eggs will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than when found in the wild.

  • shiny
    Holiday Hat Eevee
  • shiny
    Smoochum
  • shiny
    Galarian Darumaka
  • shiny
    Amaura

Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in raids. Pikachu wearing holiday attire will have a greater chance of being a Shiny Pokémon than when found in the wild.

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Holiday Attire Pikachu
  • shiny
    Alolan Sandshrew
  • shiny
    Holiday Spheal
  • Crabrawler
  • Cetoddle

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • Dewgong
  • shiny
    Lapras
  • shiny
    Holiday Stantler
  • shiny
    Undersea Holiday Glaceon

Appearing in 5-Star Raids

Kyurem will be available in 5-star Raid battles until Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 10 am local time. Regigigas will be available afterwards.

  • shiny
    Kyurem
  • shiny
    Regigigas

Appearing in Mega Raids

Mega Abomasnow will be available in 5-star Raid battles until Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 10 am local time. Mega Glalie will be available afterwards.

  • shiny
    Mega Abomasnow
  • shiny
    Mega Glalie

Research

Field Research Tasks

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

  • Catch 5 Ice‑type Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    ×5
    Poké Ball ×5
    ×3
    Ultra Ball ×3
    ×3
    Razz Berry ×3
    +1
    ×3
    Pinap Berry ×3
  • Catch 7 Ice‑type Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Shellder
    Max CP
    463
    Min CP
    428
    shiny Snover
    Max CP
    497
    Min CP
    460
    Vanillite
    Max CP
    443
    Min CP
    409
  • Catch 5 different species of Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Holiday Delibird
    Max CP
    469
    Min CP
    433
    shiny Holiday Spheal
    Max CP
    412
    Min CP
    379
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Holiday Cubchoo
    Max CP
    458
    Min CP
    422
    shiny Jynx
    Max CP
    1095
    Min CP
    1040
  • Win a raid
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Lapras
    Max CP
    1131
    Min CP
    1076
    shiny Holiday Glaceon
    Max CP
    1340
    Min CP
    1280
  • Open 5 Gifts
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Holiday Attire Pikachu
    Max CP
    402
    Min CP
    369
    shiny Alolan Sandshrew
    Max CP
    554
    Min CP
    516
  • Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    Crabrawler
    Max CP
    584
    Min CP
    544
    ×25
    Abomasnow Mega Energy ×25
    ×25
    Glalie Mega Energy ×25

Winter Wishes

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Trainers will be able to access free branching Timed Research that grants their bonus-based wish: pick between 2× XP for catching Pokémon or 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon.

The path you choose will determine which bonus and tasks you have for the whole event!

No matter which wish you pick, all Trainers who complete the research will receive items and encounter winter-themed Pokémon. The Timed Research will last throughout both parts of the Winter Holiday event.

STEP
1
Winter Wishes (1/2)
Catch 5 Pokémon
×1
Glacial Lure Module ×1
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms Holiday Attire Pikachu
Power up Pokémon 5 times
×2
Silver Pinap Berry ×2

REWARDS

×500
500 XP

Catching Pokémon Path

These are the tasks and rewards if you choose ‘Catching Pokémon’. You will earn 2× XP for catching Pokémon until December 31, 2023, at 8. pm local time.

STEP
2
Winter Wishes - Catching Pokémon Path (2/2)
Catch 10 Pokémon Holiday Spheal
Catch 25 Pokémon Holiday Hat Eevee
Catch 40 Ice-type Pokémon Lapras
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Stantler
Earn 25,000 XP Cetoddle
Send 25 Gifts to friends Holiday Attire Pikachu

REWARDS

Galarian Mr. Mime
×1

Collecting Stardust Path

These are the tasks and rewards if you choose ‘Collecting Stardust’. You will earn 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon until December 31, 2023, at 8. pm local time.

STEP
2
Winter Wishes - Collecting Stardust Path (2/2)
Catch 10 Pokémon Holiday Spheal
Catch 25 Pokémon Holiday Hat Eevee
Catch 40 Ice-type Pokémon Lapras
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Stantler
Earn 7,500 Stardust Cetoddle
Send 25 Gifts to friends Holiday Attire Pikachu

REWARDS

Galarian Mr. Mime
×1

Winter Holiday Timed Research

Event-exclusive Timed Research

For US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive two-part Timed Research.* Purchasing this ticket will grant you Timed Research for both parts of the Winter Holiday event.

Timed Research rewards for Winter Holiday Part 1 include the following.

  • Event-themed Pokémon encounters, such as Spheal wearing a holiday scarf, Cryogonal, and the first peek at a new costumed Pokémon—Psyduck wearing holiday attire!
  • Two Premium Battle Passes.
STEP
1
Winter Holiday Timed Research (1/1)
Catch 10 Pokémon Cetoddle
Catch 20 Pokémon Sneasel
Catch 30 Pokémon Galarian Darumaka
Catch 40 Pokémon Holiday Spheal
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon Holiday Attire Pikachu
Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokémon Holiday Stantler
Catch 4 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Hat Eevee
Catch 6 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Cryogonal
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Amaura
Catch 10 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Glaceon

REWARDS

Holiday Psyduck
×2
5000 XP

Winter Holiday Part 2 Timed Research

Event-exclusive Timed Research

This Timed Research is Part 2 of the US$2.00 ticket.

Timed Research rewards for Winter Holiday Part 2 include the following.

  • Event-themed Pokémon encounters, such as Psyduck wearing holiday attire and Cubchoo wearing a holiday ribbon!
  • Two Premium Battle Passes.

Trainers who purchase this ticket during the Winter Holiday Part 2 Timed Research will be able to access the Winter Holiday Part 1 Timed Research as well.

STEP
1
Winter Holiday Part 2 Timed Research (1/1)
Catch 10 Pokémon Cetoddle
Catch 20 Pokémon Sneasel
Catch 30 Pokémon Galarian Darumaka
Catch 40 Pokémon Holiday Cubchoo
Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon Holiday Attire Pikachu
Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokémon Holiday Delibird
Catch 4 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Hat Eevee
Catch 6 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Cryogonal
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Amaura
Catch 10 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Glaceon

REWARDS

Holiday Psyduck
×2
5000 XP

Frosty Festivities

Event-exclusive 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 the following.

  • 2× Candy for catching Pokémon.
  • Various event-themed Pokémon encounters, such as Pikachu wearing holiday attire and Delibird wearing a holiday ribbon, and an early encounter with a new costumed Pokémon—Psyduck wearing holiday attire!
STEP
1
Frosty Festivities (1/4)
Spin 10 Pokéstops Holiday Cubchoo
Catch 25 Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Spheal
Make 20 Curveball Throws Holiday Attire Pikachu

REWARDS

Galarian Mr. Mime
Hot Chocolate Pose
STEP
2
Frosty Festivities (2/4)
Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokémon Holiday Stantler
Transfer 25 Pokémon Holiday Delibird
Catch 30 Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Hat Eevee

REWARDS

Lapras
×3
STEP
3
Frosty Festivities (3/4)
Make 30 Curveball Throws Holiday Cubchoo
Send 10 Gifts to friends Holiday Spheal
Catch 40 Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Attire Pikachu

REWARDS

Holiday Glaceon
×1
STEP
4
Frosty Festivities (4/4)
Transfer 30 Pokémon Holiday Stantler
Explore 5 km Holiday Delibird
Catch 50 Ice-type Pokémon Holiday Hat Eevee

REWARDS

Holiday Psyduck
×1

Trainers can purchase one—or both!—of these tickets. Each ticket features different Timed Research tasks. Tickets can be purchased any time throughout the Winter Holiday event period, and the tasks and rewards for all the Timed Research described above will be available until the expiration date listed below.

* Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Sunday, December 31, 2023, 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 Timed Research tickets will only be available in the in-game shop until Friday, December 29, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Sales

New avatar items and stickers

The following avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event, and they will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Delibird Onesie
  • Cetoddle Hat
  • Holiday Boots
  • Holiday Gloves
  • Holiday Sweater with Scarf


New Stickers

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.


Prime Gaming avatar item and Partner Research

As part of this year’s collaboration with Prime Gaming, we’re offering Trainers an extra-festive gift!

Amazon Prime members can get the Holiday Sweater with Scarf avatar item via the Prime Gaming website before this item goes live in the in-game shop! This offer is yours to claim starting December 15, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. PST until January 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. PST.

For more information, head over to the Prime Gaming Pokémon GO page.

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