Pokémon GO prepares for Christmas with many special events: here’s what awaits us during December 2019!

Here are all the events that will be available, explained in detail below:

  1. A complicated development: special research by GO Rocket
  2. Several Pokémon will hatch from the eggs
  3. Virizion comes in five-star raids
  4. Special raid weekend with Lugia and Ho-Oh!
  5. Pokémon GO 2019 winter holidays
  6. Warm up with a special weekend event!

Pokémon GO prepares for Christmas with many special events, Unravel MaltaA complicated development

Before the good news, the fight against the GO Rocket Team continues! Activate the new special search “A complicated development” during December to help Professor Willow and the foremen defeat these criminals. Another chance to fight against John and save legendary shadow Pokémon you have never seen before!

Features

  • A complicated development , new special research designed to help you defeat the GO Rocket Team, is available until the end of December.
  • Defeat John this month and you will have the chance to save  Zapdos shadow!

The GO Rocket Team never rests, Coaches, and we can’t do that either! Keep your eyes open every month for Professor Willow’s special Team GO Rocket research.

All scrambled! Several Pokémon will hatch from the Eggs!

As of  December 16, 2019 , you will be able to get several Pokémon once the eggs have hatched. What Pokémon is it? Put the eggs in the incubator and walk to find out!

Virizion arrives in five-star raids!

Virizion, the Prairie Pokémon, will arrive in five-star raids! It is said that this Fighting-type Legendary Grass-type Pokémon confuses its opponents with rapid movements, so make sure you have some fighting strategies ready before meeting it.

Date and time

From 22:00 on Tuesday 17 December 2019 to 22:00 on Tuesday 7 January 2020

Features

  • Virizion will debut in five-star raids.

Pokémon GO prepares for Christmas with many special events, Unravel MaltaSpecial raid weekend with Lugia and Ho-Oh!

Lugia and Ho-Oh are back for a weekend of special raids! Lugia, the Pokémon of the Psychic and Flying types, and Ho-Oh, the Fire and Flying Pokémon, will both be available in raids!

Date and time

From 22:00 on Friday 20 December 2019 to 22:00 on Monday 23 December 2019

Features

  • During the event, Lugia and Ho-Oh will appear in the five-star raids.

Remember that Virizion will also be available in five-star raids during this period.

Pokémon GO 2019 winter holidays

The Pokémon GO winter holidays event is back! Discover the new costumed Pokémon, never-before-seen Ice-type Pokémon in Pokémon GO, exclusive field research events, winter-themed avatar items, and a blizzard full of bonuses!

Date and time

From 12:00 of Tuesday 24 December 2019 to 23:59 of Wednesday 1 January 2020 (local time)

Features

  • Pokémon with Christmas costumes: they  will appear for the first time in Pokémon GO Pikachu, Raichu and Pichu wearing caps and Stantler with bells!
  • Wild Pokémon that will appear more frequently:  fantastic wild Ice-type Pokémon such as Sneasel, Delibird, Snorunt and many others will appear more frequently! To make his debut in Pokémon GO will be Cubchoo, the Cold Pokémon!
  • Pokémon appearing in Eggs:  Sandshrew of Aloa, Vulpix of Aloa, Pichu wearing caps and Stantler with bells will be available in Eggs from 7 km!
  • Pokémon that appear in the raids:  Raichu wearing caps and Stantler with bells will be available in the two-star raids!
  • Pokémon attracted by the glacial bait module:  cast a glacial bait module on a nearby Pokéstop and you will have the chance to meet Cryogonal, the Pokémon Crystal, on its debut in Pokémon GO!
  • Exclusive Field Research Events:  Enjoy the special research activities that will give you the opportunity to meet Pokémon like Pikachu wearing a cap!
  • Save the Shadow Pokémon!  We have reason to believe that the GO Rocket Team has transformed even more Pokémon, including Delibird, into shadow Pokémon! There could be anywhere else Shadow Pokémon to discover, so start your adventure and save them!
  • If you’re lucky, you can meet chromatic Stantler with bells and chromatic Snover!
  • Items for winter-themed avatars will come to the store!  Discover the Stantler sweater or band and the same cap worn by some Pikachus for the event!

Bonus

Take note, Coaches! Some bonuses will change during the event.

From 12:00 of Tuesday 24 December 2019 to 23:59 of Wednesday 1 January 2020 (local time)

  • Double friendship packages to be opened every day:  for the duration of the event, the number of friendship packages that you can open each day will increase to 40.
  • Double friendship packs to give away:  for the duration of the event, the number of friendship packs in your inventory will increase to 20.
  • An incubator Eggs disposable guaranteed per day:  to make the hatching of eggs easier during the holidays, the Trainers will receive a disposable Eggs Incubator per day for free by turning the photo disc on a Pokéstop during the event.

From 12:00 of Tuesday 24 December 2019 to 23:59 of Wednesday 25 December 2019 (local time)

  • Double capture candies
  • Candies for doubled transfers

From 12:00 on Thursday 26 December 2019 to 11:59 pm on Friday 27 December 2019 (local time)

  • The double of capture star dust

From 12:00 of Saturday 28 December 2019 to 23:59 of Sunday 29 December 2019 (local time)

  • Double catch PE

From 12:00 of Monday 30 December 2019 to 23:59 of Wednesday 1 January (local time)

  • Half hatched distance  if the eggs are in the egg incubators during this period

Pokémon GO prepares for Christmas with many special events, Unravel MaltaWarm up with a special weekend event!

On the last Saturday of December (and 2019!), Discover a new special eight-hour winter event.

Date and time  Saturday 28 December 2019 from 11:00 to 19:00 (local time)

Features

  • Two-hour duration of the glacial bait module:  for the duration of the event the glacial bait modules will last two hours. During this time Pokémon such as Lapras, Delibird, Cubchoo and others will be attracted to the Glacial Bait Modules!
  • Glaceon with Ultimascelta:  use the glacial bait module to make Eevee evolve during the event and you will get a Glaceon with the loaded Ultimascelta attack.
  • Regice returns in the raids!  Weren’t you able to capture a Regice the last time it was available in raids? This is your chance to capture the Pokémon Iceberg!
  • Two additional raid tickets:  get two additional raid tickets during the event by turning the photo disc in a Gym. Raid tickets will no longer be available at the end of the event and you cannot have more than one raid ticket at a time.