Pokémon GO’s new season, The Season of Heritage, is kicking off with Swinub Incense Day, on Sunday, December 5, 2021.
Trainers can join Professor Willow and Blanche to unlock a mysterious door (see Season of Heritage guide for more info) with the help of both Ice-type and Ground-type Pokémon.
Shiny Swinub and Ancient Power Mamoswine are the stars of this event. You can find more December events here: Pokémon GO December 2021 Events
|Name||Incense Day: Swinub|
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Swinub will be attracted to Incense throughout the entire event. Shiny Swinub, Piloswine and Mamoswine are available. Evolve Piloswine (Swinub’s Evolution) to get a Mamoswine that knows Ancient Power.
Ancient Power Rock
- Trainer Battles: 40 Power, with a chance of increasing the user’s Attack and Defense
- Gyms and raids: 70 Power
Incense encounters during the event
During the Swinub Incense Day, Pokémon appearing from Incense will depend on the time of day. The table below shows which Pokémon-type is appearing during which event hour:
|11:00 a.m.||12:00 p.m.||Ice|
|12:00 p.m.||1:00 p.m.||Ground|
|1:00 p.m.||2:00 p.m.||Ice|
|2:00 p.m.||3:00 p.m.||Ground|
|3:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||Ice|
|4:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.||Ground|
Incense Encounters: Ice-type
The below listed Ice-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense at the following times:
- 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
And if you’re lucky, you might encounter the following:Darumaka (Galarian)
Incense Encounters: Ground-type
The below listed Ground-type Pokémon will be attracted to Incense at the following times:
- 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
And if you’re lucky, you might encounter the following:Larvitar
How this event ties into the Season of Heritage lore
Professor Willow has just discovered some mysterious ruins—and within them sits a most mysterious door. Its exceptional locking mechanisms suggest that an incredible power may be sealed within…
After intense scrutiny, Blanche has determined that the door’s first mechanism requires a vast amount of Stardust to unlock, as well as the help of both Ice-type and Ground-type Pokémon. Help Professor Willow and Blanche by catching Pokémon such as Swinub!
Looks like there’ll be a lots of shiny opportunities coming up with Incense Day: Swinub! As always, stay safe out there, Trainers!