Pokémon Go: Holidays 2020 event guide

The last Pokémon Go event of 2020 is just around the corner. Pokémon Go Holidays 2020 will run from Tuesday, December 22 to Thursday, December 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time. There will be costumed Pokémon, Shiny Jynx, Vanillite and more. Read all you need to know about this event ahead of time, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped for your Pokémon journey!

Holidays 2020

Every year, Pokémon Go has a Holiday Event to end the year, and although that has changed a lot during 2020, Niantic will continue to celebrate with Pokémon Go. The Holidays 2020 event will bring a lot of Pokémon, Battles, bonuses and much more.

Event Pokémon

A Pokémon Go event always brings new Pokémon and this event will have a lot to catch, hatch, and battle.

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Costume pokemon

Three new costumed Pokémon will appear during this event:

  • Pikachu * wearing a festive top hat, scarf and sweater
  • Delibird * wearing a green and red ribbon
  • Cubchoo * wearing a red and green ribbon


Ice-type Pokémon and costumed Pokémon will appear more in the wild, including:

  • Pikachu Holiday Sweater *
  • Marill *
  • Delibird Holiday Ribbon *
  • Jingle Bells Stantler *
  • Snorunt *
  • Spheal
  • Piplup *
  • Snover *
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo Holiday Ribbon *


The following Pokémon will appear in Raids:

  • Alolan Sandshrew *
  • Dewgong
  • Jynx *
  • Sneasel *
  • Swinub *
  • Clean whale
  • Mega Abomasnow *
  • Cubchoo *
  • Vanillite
  • Cryogonal


The following Pokémon will hatch from eggs within 5 km:

  • Seal *
  • Swinub *
  • Smoochum *
  • Snorunt *
  • Snover *
  • Vanillite

Event-exclusive field research

During the Holidays 2020 event, trainers can perform the following exclusive field research and AR mapping tasks:

  • Catch five Ice-type Pokémon for a Snover encounter *.
  • Catch ten Ice-type Pokémon for a Vanillite encounter.
  • Send five gifts to friends for a meeting with Delibird *.
  • Catch 15 Ice-type Pokémon for a Cryogonal encounter.
  • AR mapping for a meeting with Snorunt * or Mega Abomasnow Energy.

Mini warm-up event

Pokemon 378 Regice

Source: The Pokémon Company

On Saturday December 26 and Sunday December 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. local time, there will be an additional mini-event with the following:

  • Regice * returns to legendary raids
  • Incense event-exclusive AR mapping task
  • Pokémon attracted to incense: Delibird, Snorunt, Spheal, Snover, Cryogonal and Cubchoo.

Avatar style shop

To immerse you in the festive spirit, the following Holiday-themed Avatar-style items will be available in the Avatar Style Store:

  • Gourmet sweater
  • Whimsicott Earmuffs
  • Winter boots
  • Winter coat

Holiday Stickers

Pokemon 037 Vulpix Alolan

Source: The Pokémon Company

New holiday themed stickers include:

  • Alolan Vulpix
  • Whimsicott
  • Alolan Vulpix asleep
  • Croagunk
  • Pikachu and Eevee with a Ditto Mug

Holiday boxes in the PokéShop

There will be three event-exclusive Holiday Boxes in the PokéShop, including:

  • Special Box – Two Premium Battle Passes, two Super Incubators, 30 PokéBalls, and three Lucky Eggs.
  • Ultra Box – 16 premium battle passes, six super incubators, three incense and three lucky eggs.
  • Adventure Box – 16 super incubators, three incubators, five incense and three lucky eggs.

Other bonuses

In addition to all of this, the following bonuses will also be available throughout the event:

  • Open up to 45 gifts per day during the entire event.
  • Carry up to 40 gifts at a time throughout the event.
  • Double Raid XP Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Double Catch Candy Thursday and Friday.
  • Duration of the Double Star Piece on Saturday and Sunday
  • Duration of the double lucky egg on Monday and the second Tuesday.
  • Double Catch Stardust the second Wednesday and Thursday


Do you have questions about the Pokémon Go Holidays 2020 event? Which new Pokémon are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our full Pokédex so you can be the best like no one has ever been!


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