Pokémon GO Christmas Event 2020 Detailed

The Pokémon GO Christmas event 2020 marks Vanillite's debut.
The Pokémon GO Christmas event 2020 marks Vanillite's debut. / Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO Christmas Event 2020 gets you in on the holiday cheer with Pokémon in costumes and encounters with Ice type Pokémon. Here's everything you need to know about the Pokémon GO Holidays event.

Pokémon GO Christmas Event 2020 Detailed

From Dec. 22 to Dec. 31, you'll be able to encounter special Pokémon and get holiday-themed goodies. According to Niantic:

  • Pokémon in holiday costumes: Pikachu, Delibird, and Cubchoo wearing new holiday-themed costumes will appear in Pokémon GO!
  • Pokémon appearing in the wild: Delightful Ice-type Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, such as Spheal, Snover, and more! Vanillite, the Fresh Snow Pokémon, will be making its Pokémon GO debut!
  • 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.

Right after Christmas in the week leading up to the new year, Regice will also be appearing in Raids again. In addition, Delibird, Snorunt, Spheal, Snover, Cryogonal and Cubchoo will be attracted to Incense more frequently.