Get ready to celebrate the season of cheer—The Pokémon GO Winter Event Part 1 starts now. It’ll bring in some new and familiar Pokémon, as well as new avatar items and more!
The Pokemon GO Winter Event will be split into two parts. The first part will begin on Thursday, December 15th at 10 AM.
The major features of Part 1 include Mega Glalie making its debut in Pokémon GO. It’ll be part of Mega Raids, and you might even encounter a Shiny one!
There’ll also be the following event bonuses:
- 50% more XP for winning Raid Battles
- Trainers can store up to 40 Gifts until the end of the event.
There will also be a $5.00 USD (or equivalent in your currency) Timed Research event. Complete all the tasks, and you’ll receive an event-themed avatar pose!
There will also be a change in Wild Encounters. This includes a Pikachu wearing a Winter carnival outfit, and the chance for the first-time ever to encounter Shiny Bergmite!
Raids, and 7KM egg hatches with also be changed as part of this event. For a full list of Event Features and changes—head over to the official website.
Winter Holiday Part 1 will run from December 15th to December 23rd, 2022. Part 2 is speculated to start shortly afterward.
Pokémon GO isn’t Niantic’s only game going hard on the Winter events. Pikmin Bloom is even adding in Holiday-themed outfits, too!