Niantic has finally announced the Pokémon GO Holiday event for this year, starting today, December 21st and lasts through January 4.
- 20 new Pokémon
- festive Pikachu is back
- sales from December 21st to January 3th, featuring a new item Star Piece
- Kyogre raid boss confirmed as the next Legendary boss battle
The following perks and bonuses are available during the event:
- Starting today, at 1:00 PM PST, 20 new Generation III Water and Ice types will become available:
- Festive Pikachu is back
- Free single use incubator every day
- From December 22 at 1:00 p.m. PST and December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST, you will get a free single use Egg Incubator for your first PokéStop visit
- Two special box sales
- From December 21 through December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST, special boxes will feature items such as Super Incubators, Lure Modules, and the all-new Star Pieces, which earn bonus Stardust for 30 minutes when activated.
- From December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST through January 4, 2018, keep an eye on the in-game shop for special boxes, featuring items such as Premium Raid Passes, Super Incubators, and Star Pieces.
According to the cover image tweeted by the official Pokémon GO twitter account, Kyogre has been confirmed as the next legendary Raid boss.
Reversal was the first one to spot it:
Luckily for you dear reader, the Hub has already written a complete guide on countering Kyogre, so we suggest read the following article a thoroughly: Kyogre Raid Boss guide.
In order to prepare for the event, we suggest you read the following Hub guides (in addition to the Pokémon guides listed above):
- Kyogre Raid Boss
- Best Gen 3 Pokemon to Catch: farming best Gen III Pokémon made easy
- Pokemon GO Star Piece
- Pokemon GO Delibird: release date, Holiday 2017 event and moves