New Event Detailed
On December 14, 2018, Niantic released information on brand new events beginning on the 18th and until January 2nd!
- Ice-type Pokemon spawn increase(Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, Snover)
- Holiday-hat Pikachu
- Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax hatchable in 7km eggs
- Free incubator once per day until January 2
December 18th to the 22nd
- Double candy for catching and transferring
December 22nd to 26th
- Double Catch Stardust
December 26th to 30th
- Double XP from catching Pokemon
December 30th to January 2nd
- Double effective incubators
Full Announcement Text
The cheer and joy of the holidays is coming to the world of Pokémon GO, as the Delivery Pokémon, Delibird, returns for Pokémon GO Holidays 2018!
Starting on December 18, Ice-type Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild, including Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, and Snover! Certain other Pokémon are also getting into the festivities—you might see holiday-ready Pokémon, such as a Pikachu wearing a festive hat, until January 2!
What’s celebrating the holidays without gifts? Pokémon such as Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax will have a greater chance of hatching from 7 km Eggs, so show your friends you care by sending them special Gifts! In order to help with hatching during the holiday season, Trainers will also earn a free single-use Incubator once per day via spinning a Photo Disc on a PokéStop until January 2.
To keep the celebrations coming, there will be plenty of bonuses throughout the event! From December 18 to December 22, Trainers will be able to enjoy double Candy for catching and transferring Pokémon. Then, from December 22 to December 26, earn double Catch Stardust to help power up your Pokémon! From December 26 to December 30, earn double XP when you catch Pokémon to help you reach a higher Trainer level before the new year! Finally, from December 30 to January 2, Incubators will be twice as effective. Make sure you check in regularly to take advantage of all these exciting bonuses!
Excited about showing your holiday spirit? Outfit your avatar with the Delibird-themed sweater, gloves, and boots, available on December 18 in the Style Shop!
So put a little happy in your holidays with Pokémon GO! Stay safe, and happy exploring!
—The Pokémon GO team