Celebrate the Holidays with Pokémon GO

It’s time to celebrate the Holidays with Pokémon GO! Niantic has announced an exciting Holiday event that trainers will definitely enjoy. During the event, trainers can look forward to earning double Candy and Stardust, more frequent spawns of Ice-type and Gen 4 Pokémon, and the return of Delibird. The event kicks off on December 18th and will run until January 2nd. Check out all the details down below!

  • Ice-type Pokémon such as Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, and Snover will appear more frequently
  • Festive hat Pikachu will return
  • Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax are more likely to hatch from 7km Eggs
  • Trainers will earn a single-use Incubator when spinning PokéStops
  • Earn double Candy from December 18 to December 22
  • Earn double Catch Stardust from December 22 to December 26
  • Receive double XP when catching Pokémon from December 26 to December 30
  • Incubators will be twice as effective from December 30 to January 2

Trainers can also show their Holiday spirit through their in-game avatars. Delibird-themed sweater, gloves, and boots will be available in the Style Shop on December 18th.

Are you excited for this jam-packed Holiday event? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this in the comments down below!


Veronica Carusi
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