This Week in Pokémon GO: 19-25 December 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 19th December we have a lot going on! Part 1 of the Winter Holiday event ends, and Part 2 begins, the Winter Wonderland event occurs, and Hisuian Avalugg raid day!

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. Mega Glalie makes their debut in game, and shiny Bergmite is released!

Winter Holiday Part 2

From December 23 to December 31, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. local time to 08:00 p.m. local time, the second part of the Winter Holidays event occurs. We’ll announce more information as soon as we have it.

During Part 2 of the Winter Holiday event you’ll be able to make a wish, and choose one of the following extra bonuses:

  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period.
  • 2× XP for catching Pokémon.
  • 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon

Winter Wonderland Event

From December 24 to December 25, 2022, 10:00 a.m. local time to 8:00 p.m. local time the Winter Wonderland event is here. We don’t yet have any information for this event, but will update as soon as we can!

Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day

Avalugg (Hisuian)

On December 24, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. local time to 5:00 p.m. local time Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day will occur, marking their debut in Pokémon GO.

GO Battle League Season 13

  • Event icon GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes will start on Thursday, December 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 15-Dec 22

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🟡 Ultra Premier Classic

Dec 22-Dec 29

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🔵 Holiday Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 20th December 6pm till 7pm local time we have Bergmite as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× candy for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 21st December 6pm till 7pm local time Cobalion 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

Glalie (Mega)

From December 15 to January 1 Mega Glalie will make their debut in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids


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


From December 23 to January 1 Kyurem 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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