Pokémon GO December 2022 Event Guide

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Pokémon GO December 2022 event information is finally here, and not a moment too soon. Starting with Virizion, Terrakion and Cobalion in Five-Star Raids, this eventful month hosts 9 events, including Heading into Hoenn mega Raid Day, Mythic Blades event, and the long awaited December Community Day.

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December 2022 Events

Upcoming Events

Event Date and Time
Winter Holiday Part 1 December 15 to December 23,
from 10 A.M. to 10 A.M. local time
Winter Holiday Part 2 December 23 to to December 31,
from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
Community Day December Community Day December 17 – December 18, 2022

from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time

Winter Wonderland December 24 – December 25, 2022

from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time

Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day December 24, 2022

from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time

Pokémon GO New Year 2023 event
From Saturday December 31, 2022 at 8:00pm, to January 4, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.

Winter Holiday Part 2

From December 23 to December 31, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. local time to 08:00 p.m. local time, the second part of the Winter Holidays event occurs.

During Part 2 of the Winter Holiday event you’ll be able to make a wish, and choose one of the following extra bonuses:

  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period.
  • 2× XP for catching Pokémon.
  • 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon

New Year 2023 Event

From Saturday December 31, 2022 at 8:00pm, to January 4, 2023 at 8:00pm local time, the Pokémon GO New Year 2023 Event takes place, bringing the following bonuses to the game:

  • 1/2 hatch distance for any eggs incubated during the event
  • 1/4 hatch distance for the first three eggs incubated during the event using the Pokémon GO Egg Widget

Winter Holiday Part 1

From December 15 to December 23, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. local time to 10:00 a.m. local time, the first part of the Winter Holidays event occurs. Mega Glalie makes their debut in raids, and shiny Bergmite will be released for the first time! 

December Community Day

December 2022 Community Day: Previously featured Pokémon from 2022 and 2021 Community Days return!

From December 17 to December 18 2022, 2:00 p.m. local time to 5:00 p.m. local time, December Community Day will bring back all the Community Pokémon featured in 2022. Evolve all 2022 and 2021 featured Community Day Pokemon to obtain their special moves!

Winter Wonderland Event

From December 24 to December 25, 2022, 10:00 a.m. local time to 8:00 p.m. local time the Winter Wonderland event is here.

Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day

Avalugg (Hisui)

On December 24, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. local time to 5:00 p.m. local time Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day will occur.

Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day

On December 3, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. local time, the Heading to Hoenn Mega Raid Day is upon us. Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Swampert, will all make their debut!

Something Extraordinary: Keldeo Special Research

Keldeo

From December 10 to December 11, 2022, Something Extraordinary: Keldeo Special Research will be available from 10:00 a.m. local time to 8:00 p.m. local time.

Elite Raids

Hoopa (Unbound)

December, 11am, 2pm and 5pm local time, the second ever Elite Raids will be taking place.

Mythic Blade Event

Pokémon GO Keldeo

From December 6 to December 11, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. local time to 8:00 p.m. local time, the first ever Mythic Blade event will take place. Keldeo (Ordinary Form) debuts in Pokémon GO, and Trainers can obtain Terrakion and Virizion with Sacred Sword Fighting once again.

Raids

Raids

Five Star Raids

During December, Virizion, Terrakion, Cobalion and Kyurem will be available in Pokémon GO’s Five-star Raids at different times.

Pokémon Dates
Virizion From December 1 to December 8 Virizion will appear in five-star raids.
Terrakion From December 8 to December 15 Terrakion will appear in five-star raids.
Cobalion From December 15 to December 23 Cobalion will appear in five-star raids.
Kyurem From December 23 to January 1 Kyurem will appear in five-star raids.

Mega Raids

During December, Mega Abomasnow, Mega Aggron and Mega Glalie will be available in Pokémon GO’s Mega Raids at different times.

Pokémon Dates
Abomasnow (Mega) From December 1 to December 8 Mega Abomasnow will appear in Mega Raids.
Aggron (Mega) From December 8 to December 15 Mega Aggron will appear in Mega Raids.
Glalie (Mega) From December 15 to January 1 Mega Glalie will make their debut in Mega Raids.

Raid Hours

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured in increased numbers in Five Star Raids during these dates in October:

Featured Boss Date
Virizion December 7, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Terrakion December 14, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Cobalion December 21, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Kyurem December 28, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon Spotlight Hours

Pokémon Spotlight Hour

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in December:

December 6

  • Wooper
  • Stardust icon 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon

December 13

December 20

December 27

  • Cubchoo
  • Candy icon 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon

December 2022 Research Breakthrough

Field Research

  • From December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
    PDT (GMT -7)
  • Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Galarian Mr. Mime, Delibird, Bagon, Furfrou, Deino and Goomy. For the first time, you are also to encounter shiny Galarian Mr. Mime if you are lucky!

Bonuses

  • Raid icon Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Trade icon Trainers level 31+ receive a guaranteed 1 XL Candy for each trade
  • Trade icon All Trainers receive 1 additional Candy for each trade.
  • Gift icon Trainers can open 40 Gifts daily
  • Gift icon Trainers can send 125 Gifts daily

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