Vanilluxe is coming to Pokemon GO this holiday season.
Niantic Labs announced the return of its Pokemon GO Holiday event via the game's official Twitter page on Monday, Dec. 14. According to the published tweet, trainers can expect exclusive costumed Pokemon, limited-time themed Field Research, and—most exciting of all—the debut of the Unova ice-type, Vanillite!
Vanilluxe Pokemon GO: How to Catch
Vanilluxe is a pure ice-type and the evolved form of Vanillish—the final form of Vanillite. According to a post on the official Pokemon GO news blog, trainers can encounter Vanillite on the map, during Research, and from 5 k.m. eggs. It will be part of the Pokemon GO Holiday event from 8 a.m. on Dec. 22 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31.
However, this doesn't mean that trainers will never see it again. As an ice-type, now that it has made its official debut, Vanillite will naturally spawn more frequently in cold and snowy weather conditions from this point onward. As always, we encourage trainers to exercise caution when capturing out in the snow.
Trainers can evolve Vanillite into Vanillish and then further into Vanilluxe with 25 and 100 candies, respectively. There has been no word on whether Vanilluxe will appear on its own. Historically, this is unlikely or rare at the most.
Vanilluxe should have an approximate CP ceiling of 2800. Its attack stat would be 218, the defense would be 184, and stamina would be 174. At its most powerful, it could have a hit point total of 149. Trainers should prioritize a moveset of solely ice-type moves such as the quick move Frost Breath and charged move Blizzard.
Also known as the "Snowstorm Pokemon," Vanilluxe is formed by "two Vanillish, half-melted by the day's light," sticking together and then fusing or freezing as such overnight. Its PokeDex number is 584. Trainers will likely remember this Pokemon and its evolutionary family from their ice cream cone resemblance.