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Pokémon GO Holidays 2021

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

2021 is coming to an end fairly soon, and the holidays are approaching. No matter how and where around the world you celebrate them, we all wish you the best for this holiday season! Just like other years, 2021 will have a special Pokémon GO event to celebrate the holidays coming up and this year we can expect Bergmite's arrival, together with much more.


📅 Thursday, December 16, at 10:00 a.m. → Friday, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. (local time)

Keep in mind that this event has two parts! If only available in a certain part, it will be clarified.



The Season of Heritage Story Continues

The Season of Heritage will be ongoing during the rest of this month. Our Pokémon GO Team Leaders Blanche, Candela and Spark will be taking it easy this time. Nothing new to report here, it seems. Time for some hot chocolate, anyone? ☕


More information about the Season of Heritage can be found here.


New Game Features: Postcard Book

A big part of Pokémon GO has always been playing together with your friends. Whether you live close to them, or play with them from a distance, friends have always played an important role. The Postcard Book will be introduced, so Trainers can save memories from locations they or their friends have visited. You can pin Postcards in this Postcard Book to save them.


For more information on this new feature, click here.


Holiday Cup

📅 December 16 → December 31


The Holiday Cup will be played with the following rules:

  • Pokémon must be under 1500 CP

  • Only Normal-, Grass-, Electric-, Ice-, Flying-, and Ghost-type Pokémon are permitted


Event Bonuses

During the full Holiday event, there will be several Bonuses available:

  • You can open up to 45 Gifts per day, and store up to 40 gifts in your Item Storage at once 🎁

  • Mega Abomasnow CP boost

  • Team GO Rocket will bring more Ice- and Water-type Pokémon into battle


Looking for more in-game friends to share gifts with this season? Head over to our Discord server!


Costumed Pokémon

As is tradition, some Pokémon will be dressed up in festive outfits during the Holiday Event! This year you can expect:

  • Pikachu wearing a holiday hat ✨

  • Holiday Delibird ✨

  • Holiday Stantler ✨

  • Holiday Spheal ✨

  • Holiday Cubchoo ✨

  • Holiday Glaceon ✨

✨ = Shiny possible


Note: The Cubchoo appearing during the Cubchoo Spotlight Hour on December 28 will be costumed.


New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles

📅 Starting Wednesday, December 15, 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT-8)


New avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop:

  • Festive Hat

  • Festive Jacket

  • Festive Shorts


Pokémon GO Holidays: Part 1

📅 Thursday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. → Thursday December 23, 10:00 a.m. (local time)


Wild encounters

The following Pokémon can be encountered in the wild:

  • Pikachu wearing a holiday hat

  • Swinub

  • Holiday Stantler

  • Holiday Delibird

  • Snorunt

  • Holiday Spheal

  • Snover

  • Vanillite

  • Alolan Sandshrew (rare)

  • Cryogonal (rare)


Raids

The following Pokémon can be encountered in raids:

Tier 1 Raids

Tier 3 Raids

Tier 5 Raids

Mega Raids

Swinub ✨

Cloyster

Kyurem ✨

Mega Steelix ✨

Alolan Sandshrew ✨

Holiday Stantler ✨

Holiday Cubchoo

Holiday Delibird ✨

Holiday Spheal ✨

Holiday Glaceon ✨

Pikachu wearing a Holiday hat

✨ = Shiny possible


Field Research

The following Pokémon can be encountered as Field Research encounters:

  • Pikachu with a holiday hat ✨

  • Alolan Vulpix ✨

  • Swinub ✨

  • Holiday Stantler ✨

  • Holiday Spheal ✨

  • Holiday Cubchoo ✨

✨ = Shiny possible


December Community Day

📅 Satuday, December 18 & Sunday, December 19


It's almost time for the last Community Day of 2021. Pokémon featured during earlier Community Days in 2021 will be featured again this weekend!


Pokémon GO Holidays: Part 2

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


Pokémon GO Debuts

During the second part of this Holiday event, we can expect two new Pokémon to become available in Pokémon GO: Bergmite, the Ice Chunk Pokémon, and its evolution Avalugg!

Bergmite

A Gift from your First PokéStop Spin Each Day!

Every day during this part of the event, you will receive a free Egg Incubator when spinning your first PokéStop of the day! 🥚


Timed Research

Not one, but TWO Timed Research lines will be available during this part of the event. The focus of these Research lines will be on friendship and catching Pokémon. When completing the Research you can earn fun surprises and rewards, such as an encounter with Galarian Mr. Mime! 🤡


Wild Encounters

During the second part of the Holiday event you can encounter the following Pokémon in the wild:

  • Pikachu with a holiday hat ✨

  • Swinub ✨

  • Holiday Delibird ✨

  • Holiday Stantler ✨

  • Holiday Spheal ✨

  • Snorunt ✨

  • Snover ✨

  • Holiday Cubchoo ✨

  • Vanillite

  • Alolan Vulpix ✨ (rare)

  • Cryogonal (rare)

  • Bergmite (rare)

✨ = Shiny possible


Raids

The following Pokémon can be encountered in raids:

Tier 1 Raids

Tier 3 Raids

Tier 5 Raids

Mega Raids

Alolan Vulpix ✨

Lapras ✨

Kyurem ✨

Mega Abomasnow ✨

Holiday Spheal ✨

Holiday Delibird ✨

Holiday Cubchoo ✨

Holiday Stantler ✨

Galarian Darumaka ✨

Holiday Glaceon ✨

Pikachu with a holiday hat ✨

✨ = Shiny possible


Eggs

The following Pokémon can be hatched from eggs obtained during this event:

  • Swinub

  • Holiday Cubchoo

  • Smoochum

  • Galarian Darumaka ✨

  • Bergmite

  • Cryogonal

✨ = Shiny possible


Field Research

The following Pokémon will be available as Field Research encounters:

  • Pikachu wearing a holiday hat ✨

  • Alolan Sandshrew ✨

  • Swinub ✨

  • Holiday Stantler ✨

  • Holiday Spheal ✨

  • Holiday Cubchoo ✨

  • Galarian Darumaka (rare)


Mini Event: A Winter Wonderland

📅 Saturday, December 25, 10:00 a.m. → Sunday, December 26, 08:00 p.m. (local time)


Collection Challenge

📅 Saturday, December 25 → December 31, 08:00 p.m. (local time)


You need to trade for the following Pokémon to complete this challenge:

  • Swinub

  • Snorunt

  • Spheal

  • Snover

  • Vanillite

  • Cubchoo

As a reward for completing this challenge, you will receive a Galarian Mr. Mime! 🤡


Winter Wonderland Bonus

You will be able to trade with Trainers up to 40km away! 🌍 This bonus is active from December 24, 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT-8) → December 27, 10:00 a.m. PST (GMT-8).


Field Research Task Encounters

Additional Field Research tasks will be available during this mini-event. It will be possible to encounter Holiday Delibird (✨ possible).





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