Dragonspiral Descent: Druddigon makes its Pokémon GO debut!

Dragonspiral Descent is a Pokémon GO event that takes place from December 7, 2021 to December 12, 2021. Dragonspiral Descent continues the Season of Heritage storyline and introduces Druddigon to the world of Pokémon GO.

During the Dragonspiral Descent event, players will observe an unprecedented surge of Fire-, Electric-, and Ice-type Pokémon appearances that may somehow be connected to Unova’s Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon: Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem!

The Season of Heritage storyline continues, with the mysterious door we investigated during the Swinub Incense Day is now activated. You can read the PvP aspect of this event here: Dragonspiral Descent Event: A PvP Guide

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Date and Time

  • Starts on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Ends on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Druddigon debuts in Pokémon GO

Druddigon makes its Pokémon GO debut! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Regular and shiny Druddigon sprites
Regular Shiny

Find out more about Druddigon in PvP in JRE47’s Dragonspiral Descent Event: A PvP Guide.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter in raids.

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids

Mega Raids

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research Tasks

Task Reward
Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row
Win a raid in under 60 seconds
Win a raid
Win 3 raids

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Collection Challenge

To celebrate this event and Druddigon’s debut, a new Collection Challenge will be available for Pokémon featured during this event. The following Pokémon are required to complete the Dragonspiral Descent collection challenge:

Pokémon How to get
Wild
Wild
Wild
Wild, Field Research
Wild, Field Research
Wild
Wild
Wild, Field Research
Wild
Wild

Complete the challenge to earn the following rewards:

  • 1,000 XP,
  • 3,000 Stardust,
  • and an encounter with Druddigon!

Special Bundle

Throughout the event, there’ll be a special one-time-purchase Event Box available for 175 PokéCoins, featuring three Remote Raid Passes.

Shiny Druddigon compensation

Niantic has shared that shiny Druddigon was bugged and could not be encountered during the first 4 hours of the event’s release. This has been fixed since and compensation will be given out to affected players.

Storyline

Story Time with Professor Willow

The Season of Heritage Story Continues!

A part of the mysterious door located at the historical cave site has been activated!
The rumbling caused by the movement of the door’s locking mechanism disturbed the Pokémon living within the cave—and with them appeared Druddigon, a Pokémon never before seen in Pokémon GO!

Druddigon, the Cave Pokémon, is known to dwell within the Unova region’s Dragonspiral Tower.

Upon further inspection, Professor Willow has deduced that many of the emerging Pokémon are also known to call Dragonspiral Tower their home!

Professor Willow also believes the unprecedented surge of Fire-, Electric-, and Ice-type Pokémon appearances may somehow be connected to Unova’s Dragon-type Legendary Pokémon: Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem!

Note: the cover image for this article is / was an illustration that was originally published for Pokémon TCG. It’s pretty cool, but it’s not an official Niantic image.

Drudigon

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