Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 27th December we have the Pokémon GO Holidays Event part 2, and we welcome the new year of 2022!

Happy new year trainers, and stay safe!

Pokémon GO Holidays Event

Pokémon GO Holidays 2021 last from December 16, 2021 to December 31, 2021, and the event is split into two parts. Bonuses are available during the entire Event unless stated otherwise. Shiny Spheal is being released, and Bergmite and Avalugg are making their Pokémon GO debut!

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Bonuses

  • Open up to 45 Gifts per day, and hold up to 40 Gifts in your Item Bag
  • Mega Abomasnow CP boost
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts will have more Water– and Ice-type Pokémon
  • You’ll be able to encounter costumed Pokémon: Holiday Delibird, Holiday Stantler, Holiday Spheal, Holiday Cubchoo and Holiday Glaceon
  • Festive Hat, Festive Jacket and Festive Shorts will be available in the in-game Shop
  • You’ll be able to get holiday-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter in the wild.

Part 2

Part 2 runs from Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 31, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Bergmite and Avalugg will make their Pokémon GO debuts!

During part 2 of the event, you’ll get an Egg Incubator for spinning your first PokéStop each day!

Two Timed Research lines focused on friendship and catching Pokémon will be available during part 2 of the event!

Complete them for fun surprises and rewards! Each of these research lines will lead to an encounter with Galarian Mr. Mime!

Mr. Mime (Galarian)

A Collection Challenge focused on trading with your friends will be available from Saturday, December 25, 2021, to Friday, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

New Year’s Event

From Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event will take place in Pokémon GO.

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  • 2× Hatch Stardust
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance
Pokémon GO New Years 2022 Costumed Pokémon
Pokémon GO New Years 2022 Costumed Pokémon

Season 10 GO Battle League

GO Battle League Season 10 will start on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). Pokémon appearing in GO Battle League encounters will now be slightly easier to catch.

Between December 27 – January 10 the following leagues will be available:

* 3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

***Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter. Only Normal Grass Electric Ice Flying and Ghost type Pokémon are permitted.

Spotlight Hour

Cubchoo

Tuesday 28th December 6pm till 7pm local time we have Cubchoo as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Kyurem

Wednesday 29th December 6pm till 7pm local time Kyurem will be appearing in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

December Research Breakthrough Encounters

Deino

From Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) Deino will be the reward for the Field Research Breakthrough rewards, if you’re lucky you may encounter a shiny one!

January Research Breakthrough Encounters

Onix

From Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) Onix will be the featured Pokemon in your research breakthrough box. You will also gain Steelix Mega Energy! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a shiny Onix.

Mega Raids

Abomasnow (Mega) Ice

Mega Abomasnow will make its return at 10 am local on December 23rd until 10 am local on January 7th.

Five Star Raids

Kyurem

From 10 am local on December 16th to 10 am local Friday, January 7, 2022 Kyurem will be in 5-star raids.

December Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in December, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

January Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in January, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

December Monthly Bonus

For the month of December you will receive 2× Stardust for first catch of each day.

January Monthly Bonus

For the month of January you will receive 2× XP for first catch of each day.

January Timed Research Challenge

Timed Research: XP Challenge

  • Pokémon GO Tour pre-purchase exclusive
    Note: January’s Timed Research will be available to Trainers who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto prior to January 10, 2022.
  • Earn XP during the month of January to make progress on Spark’s Timed Research and unlock rewards like the Goomy Hat avatar item!
  • The Goomy Hat avatar item will be available for purchase in the shop after the Season ends.

Goomy Hat Avatar Item

  • Earn 240,000 XP Total to Unlock!

December Research Tasks

For a full list of the December Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our article here.

January Research Tasks

For a full list of the January Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our article which we will publish ASAP!

Season of Heritage

Running from Wednesday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. local time to Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, the Season of Heritage is here! Trainers will embark on a journey inspired by the past as we run-up to the Pokémon Go Tour: Johto event.

Seasonal Bonuses 🎁

During the Season of Heritage, the following bonuses will be active.

  • Increased effectiveness of Incense while stationary
  • Added Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • One extra Pokémon Candy when trading Pokémon
  • Guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon

Monthly Seasonal Bonuses and Timed Research

  • A different Seasonal Bonus will be featured every month during the Season of Heritage. For December, work alongside Blanche to complete a Stardust Challenge!
  • Timed Research will be available every month and will reward Trainers with exclusive avatar items.
  • December’s Timed Research will be available to all Trainers, while the Timed Research in January and February will be available to those who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto.

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild!

As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!

Cities

Forests

Mountains

Bodies of Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

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