’Tis the season to wear your festive best—Eevee and its Evolutions will be donning holiday hats in Pokémon GO!
We hope you’ve enjoyed Winter Holiday Part 1 so far. And if you’re not ready for the holiday fun to end, don’t worry—we have more festive surprises in store for you!
First, as part of the Winter Holiday Part 2 event, Eevee and every one of its Evolutions can soon be found wearing holiday hats in Pokémon GO! This is also the first time Trainers will be able to evolve their Cubchoo wearing a holiday ribbon into Beartic wearing a holiday ribbon!
And that’s not all! Get ready to enjoy a winter-themed Collection Challenge during the Winter Wonderland event, and battle your heart out during Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day. Read on for more information about all the holiday cheer Pokémon GO has in store this year!
Winter Holiday Part 2
Friday, December 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon wearing holiday hats will all make their Pokémon GO debuts!
Trainers can store up to 40 Gifts until the end of the event.
During Winter Holiday Part 2, Trainers can choose between several bonuses as a reward for their Timed Research.
Timed Research: Will Your Wish Come True?
Trainers will be able to access branching Timed Research that grants their wish for bonuses that revolve around either hatching Eggs, catching Pokémon, or collecting Stardust.
The path you choose will determine which bonuses and tasks you have for the event!
No matter which wish you pick, all Trainers who complete the research will receive items and have the opportunity to encounter Galarian Mr. Mime and other winter-themed Pokémon.
Saturday, December 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
One extra special trade per day
Daily Adventure Incense activated during the event will last for 30 minutes
A Lucky exchange!
The number of guaranteed Lucky Pokémon a Trainer can receive in a trade has been increased from 10 to 15! And starting Saturday, December 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, if you trade a Pokémon that has spent time in a Trainer’s Pokémon storage since 2017, it is guaranteed to become a Lucky Pokémon until the limit is reached! This change is permanent and will stay active going forward.
A Winter Wonderland Collection Challenge is coming!
Complete the Winter Wonderland Collection Challenge by Sunday, December 25, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time to encounter a Galarian Mr. Mime and receive XP and an Incense!
Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day
Saturday, December 24, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
We’re holding a special Raid Day to celebrate Hisuian Avalugg! Hisuian Avalugg will appear in three-star raids—if you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
- Hisuian Avalugg will appear more frequently in raids.
- Earn up to five additional daily Raid Passes from spinning Gym Photo Discs.
- Enjoy an increased chance of encountering Shiny Hisuian Avalugg.
Vivillon appears in Pokémon GO!
Scatterbug, Spewpa, and Vivillon are now appearing worldwide in Pokémon GO!
Trainers have a chance to encounter Scatterbug when they collect and pin Postcards received from different regions. Start collecting by pinning a Postcard to unlock the Vivillon Collector medal!
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Trainer Battles: 60 Power. This move decreases your opponent’s Attack stat when used.
Gyms and raids: 160 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
Paid: 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:
- Two Incubators
- One Incense
- Abomasnow Mega Energy
- Various event-themed Pokémon encounters
IMPORTANT: Please note that Timed Research will expire. 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.
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—The Pokémon GO team