Starting Dec 22 at 8 am local time to Dec 31 at 10 pm local time the Pokemon Go Holiday Event is coming back. Players can look forward to costumed Pokemon, an Ice Pokeon never seen before, Winter theme avatar items, Event exclusive field research, and finally a lot of bonuses.
Holiday Event Features
Vanillite: Pokemon Go Debut
The fresh snow Pokemon, Vanillite will be available during the Holiday 2020 event. Players, you’ll need 25 candy to evolve it into Vanillish. Then you’ll need 100 candy to evolve into the 3rd and final form, Vanilluxe.
Pokemon wearing Holiday theme costumes
This event will feature 3 Pokemon wearing costumes.
Ice Pokemon Appear More Often in the Wild
Players, expect to run into Ice types more often in the wild. Such as; Speal, Shover, and more.
Ice Type Pokemon in Raid Battles
Selected Ice Types will appear in Raid Battles during the Holiday 2020 event. If you are lucky enough, you might even encounter a shiny Jynx. Also, don’t forget that Mega Abomasnow is planning to make an appearance in Mega Raids. And, will be even more powerful through out the event.
Holiday Theme 5KM Eggs
The following Pokemon will hatch from 5km eggs:
Event Exclusive Field Research
Players can enjoy the event exclusive field research tasks, and when complete you will be rewarded with either the chance to encounter Vanillite or Gyogonal.
Winter theme Avatar items/stickers
With this Holiday event comes Winter theme avatar items to the shop. Players can look forward to the following items:
- Greedent Sweater
- Whimsicott earmuffs
- Winter Boots
- Winter coat
Also, coming to the PokeStops players can get Holiday theme stickers, gifts, and etc. During the event players will find stickers that features:
- Alolan Vulpix
- And More!
These are only for the event, they won’t be available after it ends so get them when you can!
Boxes & AR Mapping: Event Exclusive Task
The event exclusive boxes will be available in the shop during the event. (Check your in-game shop for more details)
When players complete the AR Mapping tasks they’ll be able to earn either the Abomasnow Mega Energy and encounter Snorunt.
Timed Bonuses/Mini Daily Events
There are going to be different bonuses that’ll be active during the event. Each of which will last up to 2 days [lasting a full 48 hours]. They’re increasing the number of gifts a player can carry along with the amount of daily gifts given in a day. (This is the only mini event that’ll be active throughout the entire event)
Carry & Open more Gifts
Starting Dec 22 at 8am to Dec 31 at 10pm (local time), players can open up to 45 gifts per day along. Players can also carry up to 40 gifts but only for the duration of this event.
Double Raid XP
From Dec 22 at 12am to Dec 23 at 11:59pm, players can earn 2x xp for Raids.
Catch Candy Doubled
Starting Dec 24 at 12am to Dec 25 at 11:59pm (local time) players will earn double the catch candy.
Double Star Piece Durtion
Between Dec 26 at 12pm to Dec 27 at 11:59pm (local time) the duration for star pieces will be doubled.
Lucky Egg Double Duration
Dec 28 at 12am to Dec 29 at 11:59pm (local time) the duration for Lucky Eggs will be doubled.
Double Catch Stardust
Starting Dec 30 at 12am to Dec 31 at 11:59pm (local time) the catch Stardust will be doubled.
Lastly, there’s going to be a special Regice weekend event. Regice is returning to raids for a special Event that’s taking place on the last week of 2020 (the month). Between Dec 26 at 8am to Dec 27 at 10pm local time.