December Update: Season of Heritage, Pokemon GO Holidays, and more!
December Research Breakthrough encounters Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST Deino ✨ If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
Weekly 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.
Featured Pokémon in raids The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout December: 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! 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:
Reshiram & Zekrom both making their Shiny debut! ✨
Thursday, December 16, 2021, to Friday, December 31, 2021 Kyurem with it's Shiny debut! ✨
Mega Raids For the first time in Pokémon GO, Mega Steelix will be appearing in Mega Raids! 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 Mega Steelix
Thursday, December 23, 2021, to Friday, January 7, 2022 Mega Abomasnow
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.
December 1, December 8, and December 15: Reshiram December 1, December 8, and December 15: Zekrom December 22 and December 29: Kyurem
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!
December 7: Electabuzz | 2× Transfer Candy December 14: Magmar | 2× XP for evolving Pokémon December 21: Snover | 2× Catch XP December 28: Cubchoo | 2× Catch Candy
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 Monday, 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!