Pokémon GO Holidays Event is back! From December 22nd to December 31st, look forward to costumed Pokémon, an Ice-type Pokémon never before seen in Pokémon GO, event-exclusive Field Research, winter-themed avatar items, and a blizzard of bonuses.
Holidays Event 2020 Features
Vanillite makes its Pokémon GO debut
Vanillite, the Fresh Snow Pokémon, will become available during the Holidays 2020 Event! Vanillite is an Ice-type that evolves into Vanillish (25 Candy) and Vanilluxe (100 Candy).
Pokémon wearing holiday-themed costumes
What’s an event without at least one hat-wearing Pikachu? Well, no surprise, the Holidays 2020 event features not one, but three costume wearing Pokémon. All three Pokémon will be wearing holiday-themed costumes.
Ice-type Pokémon appearing more frequently in the wild
Delightful Ice-type Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, such as Spheal, Snover, and more:
Ice-type Pokémon appearing in Raid Battles
Select Ice-type Pokémon will be appearing in Raid Battles during the Pokémon GO Holiday 2020 event. If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Jynx! Don’t forget—Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids and will be even more powerful throughout the event.
Holiday themed 5 km Egg hatches
Seel, Swinub, Smoochum, Snorunt, Snover, and Vanillite will be hatching from 5km Eggs!
Event-exclusive Field Research
Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will reward you with the chance to encounter Pokémon like Vanillite and Cryogonal!
Winter-themed avatar items and stickers
- Winter-themed avatar items coming to the shop: To help you dress up for the holiday season, you can look forward to the Greedent Sweater, Whimsicott Earmuffs, Winter Boots, and Winter Coat avatar items!
- Get holiday-themed stickers from PokéStops, Gifts, and the shop! You can find stickers featuring Alolan Vulpix, Croagunk, Whimsicott, and more during the event. You won’t be able to get these stickers after the event is over, so get them while you can!
Event-exclusive boxes and AR Mapping task
- Event-exclusive boxes will be available in the shop during the event! Check out the in-game shop for more details!
- Event-exclusive AR Mapping task rewards: Complete AR Mapping tasks to earn Abomasnow Mega Energy and encounter Snorunt.
Pokémon GO Holiday 2020 Field Research Tasks
The following event themed tasks are now available. Given Vanillite’s insane catch rate, this is a sure way to ensure you catch one during the event!
|Send 5 Gifts|
|Win 2 raids|
|Catch 5 Ice-type Pokemon|
|Catch 10 Ice-type Pokemon|
|Catch 15 Ice-type Pokemon|
Pokémon GO Holiday 2020 Raid Bosses
Holidays Event 2020 Timed Bonuses
Different bonuses will be active during the event, each lasting for two days and lasting for full 48 hours. The only bonus that will be present throughout the entire event is increased number of Gifts you can carry and open daily.
Carry and Open more Gifts (Dec 22 – Dec 31)
From Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time
- Open more Gifts each day: For the duration of the event, the number of Gifts you can open daily will increase to 45.
- Carry more Gifts: For the duration of the event, the number of Gifts you can carry in your Item Bag will increase to 40.
Double Raid XP (Dec 22 – Dec 23)
From Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time you will earn 2× Raid XP
Double Catch Candy (Dec 24 – Dec 25)
From Thursday, December 24, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. to Friday, December 25, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time you will earn 2× Catch Candy
Double Star Piece duration (Dec 26 – Dec 27)
From Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 27, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time the duration of Star Piece will be doubled.
Double Lucky Egg duration (Dec 28 – Dec 29)
From Monday, December 28, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. to Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time the duration of Lucky Egg will be doubled.
Double Catch Stardust (Dec 30 – Dec 31)
From Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. to Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. local time you will earn 2× Catch Stardust.
Special Regice Weekend Event
Regice will return to Pokémon GO raids for a special event taking place during the last weekend in December (and 2020!). Check out our Regice Raid Counters Guide for preparation purposes.
Date and time
From Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 27, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.
You can look forward to the following bonuses during this special weekend:
- Regice returns to raids!
- Event-exclusive AR Mapping task rewards: Complete AR Mapping tasks to earn Incense and more.
- Pokémon attracted to Incense more frequently: