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Pokémon Go Holidays 2020 event kicks off December 22

Pokémon Go Holidays 2020 event

Just in time for Christmas, the Pokémon Go Holidays event is back. That means winter-themed costumes, avatars, a new ice-type Pokémon, and more.

Expect to see Pikachu, Delibird, and Cubchoo wearing new holiday-themed costumes. Ice-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, including Spheal, Snover, and more. Vanillite makes its Pokémon Go debut during the event.

Here’s what else you can expect:

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  • Pokémon hatching from Eggs: Seel, Swinub, Smoochum, Snorunt, Snover, and Vanillite will be hatching from 5 km Eggs!
  • Pokémon appearing in Raid Battles: Alolan Sandshrew, Dewgong, Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Walrein, Cubchoo, and Cryogonal will be appearing in raids! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter a Shiny Jynx! Don’t forget—Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids and will be even more powerful throughout the event.
  • Event-exclusive Field Research: Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will reward you with the chance to encounter Pokémon like Vanillite and Cryogonal!
  • Winter-themed avatar items coming to the shop: To help you dress up for the holiday season, you can look forward to the Greedent Sweater, Whimsicott Earmuffs, Winter Boots, and Winter Coat avatar items!
  • Get holiday-themed stickers from PokéStops, Gifts, and the shop! You can find stickers featuring Alolan Vulpix, Croagunk, Whimsicott, and more during the event. You won’t be able to get these stickers after the event is over, so get them while you can!
  • Event-exclusive boxes will be available in the shop during the event! Check out the in-game shop for more details!
  • Event-exclusive AR Mapping task rewards: Complete AR Mapping tasks to earn Abomasnow Mega Energy and encounter Snorunt.

The holiday event runs Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM until Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 10:00 PM local time.