This Week in Pokemon GO: 12 – 18 December 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 12th December we have December Community Day, part 1 of the Winter Holiday event, and more!

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. We don’t yet have any information for this event, but will update as soon as we can!

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.

  • Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time
  • Sunday, December 18, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Boosted on Saturday, December 17

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently on December 17th:

Boosted on Sunday, December 18

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently on December 18th:

Spawns on both days

Lucky trainers on either day may encounter the following from the Community Day Classics:

GO Battle League Season 13

  • Event icon GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes will start on Thursday, Dectember 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -8)
  • Gift icon End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Battle icon Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Battle icon Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

Dec 8 – Dec 15

Dec 15-Dec 22

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🟡 Ultra Premier Classic

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 13th December 6pm till 7pm local time we have Spheal as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× XP for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 14th December 6pm till 7pm local time Terrakion will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

December 2022 Research Breakthrough

Completing Field Research tasks leads to Research Breakthroughs, which now reward Trainers with different items in addition to encounters with a variety of Pokémon. Check out the Research Breakthrough rewards you can look forward to this Season!

  • 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!

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.

Five Star Raids


From December 8 to December 15 Terrakion will appear in five-star raids.


From December 15 to December 23 Cobalion will appear in five-star raids.

December Research Tasks

For a full list of December 2022 research tasks and rewards check out our article here.

Season of Mythical Wishes

Season of Mythical Wishes 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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