Pokémon GO Winter Holiday 2022 (Part 1)

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Pokémon GO Winter Holiday: Part 1 event runs from Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, and debuts Mega Glalie and Shiny Bergmite in Pokémon GO!

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Winter Holiday Part 1

Mega Glalie debuts!

Glalie (Mega)

Mega Glalie will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!

Event Bonuses

  • Event icon Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Gift icon Trainers can store up to 40 Gifts until the end of the event
  • XP icon 50% more XP for winning Raid Battles
  • Shop icon Special Holiday themed Avatar items and stickers

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

if you’re lucky:


Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7km Eggs.


Raids

The following Pokémon will appear in Raids.

1-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Pikachu, Spheal, Bergmite, Alolan Vulpix & Galarian Darumaka.

3-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Glaceon, Stantler, Lapras & Cloyster.

5-Star Raids

Cobalion Raid Guide

Mega Raids

Mega Glalie Raid Guide


Field Research

Task Reward
Catch 7 Ice-type Pokémon
Catch 5 Different Species of Pokémon
Catch 10 Different Species of Pokémon Jynx
Send 5 Gifts to Friends Pikachu Winter Costume
Send 3 Gifts and add a Sticker to each
Open 5 Gifts Vulpix (Alola)
Hatch an Egg Sneasel
Win a Raid Glaceon Winter Costume

Winter Holiday Timed Research

🎟️ Ticket Exclusive | US$5.00

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 expires. 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.

*Please note that the Winter Holiday Timed Research Ticket will only be available in the in-game shop from December 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. until December 30, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time!

Winter Holiday Timed Research (1/4)

Task Reward
Walk 2km Snover
Catch 10 Pokémon Spheal
Catch 10 Ice-type Pokémon Seel

🏆 Stage rewards

  • Incense icon 1x Incense
  • Sneasel
  • Mega Energy icon 50x Abomasnow Mega Energy

Winter Holiday Timed Research (2/4)

Task Reward
Walk 2km Swinub
Transfer 10 Pokémon Delibird
Catch 10 Ice-type Pokémon Cubchoo

🏆 Stage rewards

Winter Holiday Timed Research (3/4)

Task Reward
Walk 2km Vanillite
Send 7 gifts to friends Stantler
Catch 15 Ice-type Pokémon Castform (Snowy)

🏆 Stage rewards

Winter Holiday Timed Research (4/4)

Task Reward
Hatch an egg Vulpix (Alola)
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type Pokémon Sandshrew (Alola)
Catch 15 Ice-type Pokémon Lapras

🏆 Stage rewards


Featured Attacks

Cobalion

Sacred Sword is available on Cobalion during the Winter Holiday Part 1 event. 

Sacred Sword

  • Fighting-type charge move
  • Trainer Battles: 60 Power
  • Gyms and raids: 55 Power

Cobalion caught from Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time will know Sacred Sword.


Avatar items and stickers

Stickers

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Winter 2022 Stickers

Avatar Items

Winter 2022 Avatar Items

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!

  • Holiday Pajama Top
  • Holiday Pajama Bottoms
  • Holiday Pajama Slippers
  • Gifting Pose
  • Holiday Hat
  • Holiday Beard
  • Holiday Suit

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