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Pokémon GO Content Update: December 2022

As November draws to a close, it's time for the monthly overview of everything coming to Pokémon GO in December:

Mythical Wishes: Seasonal Bonuses

During the month of June, the Season of GO kicks off. As a part of the Season of GO, there will be the following bonuses this month:

  • Increased Incense effectiveness while moving

  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins (up to bag limit)

  • Continuing increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely

  • One additional Candy per trade for all Trainers

  • One guaranteed Candy XL per trade for Trainers level 31+

  • Open 40 Gifts from friends per day

  • Send 125 Gifts to friends per day

  • Seasonal stickers will be available from spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and the in-game shop.

Read more about Season 9: Mythical Wishes here.

Research Breakthrough

📅 December 1 at 1:00 p.m. → March 1, 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)

This Season, weekly Research Breakthroughs will have a set of potential Pokémon that Trainers may encouter: Galarian Mr. Mime✨, Delibird✨, Bagon✨, Deino✨, Furfrou✨, and Goomy. This will be the first time Trainers have had the opportunity to encounter a shiny Galarian Mr. Mime!


December will feature the following Pokémon in Raids:

Five-Star Raids



Shiny Eligible?


Dec 1 → Dec 8



Dec 8 → Dec 15



Dec 15 → Dec 23



Dec 23 → Jan 1


Mega Raids



Shiny Eligible?

Mega Abomasnow

Dec 1 → Dec 8


Mega Aggron

Dec 8 → Dec 15


Mega Glalie

Dec 15 → Jan 1


*All start and end dates are at 10:00 a.m. (local time)

Raid Hours

📅 Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. (local time)

  • December 7: Virizion✨

  • December 14: Terrakion✨

  • December 21: Cobalion✨

  • December 28: Kyurem✨

Spotlight Hours

📅 Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. (local time)

  • December 6: Wooper✨ with 2x Catch Stardust

  • December 13: Spheal✨ with 2x Catch XP

  • December 20: Bergmite with 2x Catch Candy

  • December 27: Cubchoo✨ with 2x Transfer Candy

Community Day

The December end-of-the-year Community Day event will take place on December 17 and 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (local time). December Community Day will feature all Pokémon previously featured in Community Days in 2021 and 2022. Stay tuned for more details as they're announced!

Other Events

The following other in-game events will be coming to Pokémon GO in December. More details will be added as they become available:

Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day

📅 Saturday, December 3, from 2:00 p.m. → 5:00 p.m. (local time)

Mega Swampert, Mega Sceptile, and Mega Blaziken will make their Pokémon GO debuts during this three-hour Mega Raid event! The Pokémon caught following these raids will know their Community Day exclusive moves, and will have increased chances of being shiny✨! Trainers will be able to receive up to 5 additional free (orange) Raid Passes from spinning gyms during event hours. A paid ticket will unlock additional Raid Passes and bonuses. Full info here.

Mythic Blade

📅 Tuesday, December 6, at 10:00 a.m. → Sunday, December 11, at 8:00 p.m. (local time)

Elite Raids

📅 Saturday, December 10, at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. (local time)

Something Extraordinary: Keldeo Special Research

📅 Saturday, December 10, at 10:00 a.m. → Sunday, December 11, at 10:00 p.m. (local time)

Winter Holiday Part 1

📅 Thursday, December 15, at 10:00 a.m. → Friday, December 23, at 10:00 p.m. (local time)

Winter Holiday Part 2

📅 Friday, December 23, at 10:00 a.m. → Saturday, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. (local time)

Winter Wonderland

📅 Saturday, December 24, at 10:00 a.m. → Sunday, December 25, at 8:00 p.m. (local time)

Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day

📅 Saturday, December 24, from 2:00 p.m. → 5:00 p.m. (local time)


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