Holiday season is upon us! Niantic has just announced a bulk of information detailing the upcoming Pokemon GO events that take place from December 16th through January 7th. Hold on to your seats, there’s a lot coming. 🎅 ❄️ 🎁
We’re getting new Pokemon, exclusive move sets, new shiny forms, Virizon is making a debut and there’s a metric ton of double Candy, experience and Stardust bonuses sprinkled throughout the next few weeks.
Let’s dive in with a quick overview of everything coming to Pokemon GO.
|December 2019||Defeating Giovanni via “A Challenging Development” rewards Shadow Zapdos|
|December 16, 2019||Different Pokémon hatching from eggs|
|December 17 to January 7, 2020||Virizion in Tier 5 raids|
|December 20 to December 23, 2019||Lugia and Ho-Oh special raid weekend|
|December 24 to January 1, 2020||
|December 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.||
Before we get into the jolly announcements—the fight against Team GO Rocket continues! Activate the new Special Research, A Challenging Development, during the month of December to help Professor Willow and the team leaders take down this villainous group. This is another chance to fight Giovanni and save a Legendary Shadow Pokémon you’ve never seen before!
All scrambled up! Different Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs! Starting on Monday, December 16, 2019, you can expect different Pokémon to be hatching from Eggs! Which Pokémon will they be? Incubate some Eggs and start walking to find out!
Virizion, the Grassland Pokémon, will be coming to five-star raids! This Grass- and Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon has been said to confound opponents with its swift movements, so make sure you have your battle strategies ready before you encounter it.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)
Lugia and Ho-Oh return for a Special Raid Weekend! Both the Psychic- and Flying-type Lugia and the Fire- and Flying-type Ho-Oh will be available in Raid Battles! Shiny Lugia and Ho-Oh are available in Pokemon GO.
Friday, December 20, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Monday, December 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)
The Pokémon GO Holidays event is back! Look forward to new Pokémon in costumes, Ice-type Pokémon never before seen in Pokémon GO, event-exclusive Field Research, winter-themed avatar items, and a blizzard full of bonuses!
Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone
Take note, Trainers! Some bonuses will change throughout the event duration.
From Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone
From Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone
From Thursday, December 26, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. to Friday, December 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone
From Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, December 29, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone
From Monday, December 30, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. to Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. in your local time zone
During the final Saturday in December (and 2019!), you can look forward to a special eight-hour-long winter weekend event.
Saturday, December 28, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in your local time zone
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