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Pokemon Go Holidays Event To Feature a Debut, XP Bonuses, & More

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Pokemon Go Holidays Event To Feature a Debut, XP Bonuses, & More

Earlier this afternoon, Niantic announced many important details for the upcoming Pokemon GO Holidays event. There will be 10 days of changing bonuses, the debut of a certain icy Pokemon from the Unova region, and much more.

The Ice-type Pokemon that will finally be making its debut during the Pokemon GO Holidays event is none other than Vanillite. This adorable ice cream cone will be available in the wild, in eggs, and in Field Research encounters.

Starting on Dec. 22 at 8 am local time until Dec. 31 at 10 PM local time, other ice types will be appearing more often in the wild, eggs, Field Research, and raids. Below you can find the full breakdown of the creatures confirmed for the Pokemon GO Holidays event.

WildSpheal, Snover, Vanillite
EggsSeel, Swinub, Smoochum, Snorunt, Snover, Vanillite
ResearchVanillite, Cryogonal, Snorunt
RaidsAlolan Sandshrew, Dewgong, Jynx*, Sneasel, Swinub, Walrein, Cubchoo, Cryogonal
IncenseDelibird, Snorunt, Spheal, Snover, Cryogonal, Cubchoo
CostumedPikachu, Delibird, Cubchoo
* = Possible Shiny

Vanillite and Cryogonal can be encounter by finishing regular Field Research tasks, but Snorunt can only be encountered by completing AR Mapping tasks. Abomasnow Mega Energy will also be added as a reward for AR Mapping tasks during the event.

On top of that, there will also be a number of new items in the Shop such as a Greedent sweater, Whimsicott earmuffs, and more. Pokemon GO Holidays event-themed stickers will also be added to the Shop.

Players will also be able to pick up event-exclusive boxes from the Shop during the event. However, Niantic did not reveal the details about what will be contained within the bundles. Everyone will just have to wait until Dec. 22.

There will also be seven different bonuses for the duration of the event. Two have to do with gifts and will last the whole event, whereas the other five will only last two days each. The two gift bonuses will increase the number of gifts you can open each day to 45 and increase the number of gifts you can carry to 40.

You can check out the table below to see the other bonuses and when they’ll be active. All of these bonuses start at midnight on the first day listed and end at 11:59 PM the following day.

DatesBonus
Dec. 22 to Dec. 23Double raid XP
Dec. 24 to Dec 25Double Catch Candy
Dec. 26 to Dec 27Double Star Piece duration
Dec. 28 to Dec. 29Double Lucky Egg duration
Dec. 30 to Dec. 31Double Catch Stardust

It’s important to note that the double raid XP bonus falls on a day that will have a Kyurem raid hour and the double Lucky Egg duration bonus falls on a day with a Spotlight hour bonus that will feature double evolution XP.

If you’re still at level 39, you should be able to use those bonuses to help you reach 40 and get those legacy level 40 rewards like the medal and Gyarados hat.

Finally, this event will be your last time to battle Regice in raids this year. From Dec. 26 at 8 AM local time until Dec. 27 at 10 PM local time, the Iceberg Pokemon will be returning to Legendary raids.

If you would like to check out the official release about the Pokemon GO Holidays event, then you can find it right here.

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