The holiday season started in Pokémon GO earlier this month with the Winter Holiday Part 1 event. Now its Part 2 counterpart will start up and deliver this year’s Costumed Pokémon. Joining the Costumed Pokémon from previous winter holiday events (specifically 2019, 2020, and 2021) are Eevee and all the Eeveelutions wearing holiday hats!

While there is some shuffling around of which Costumed Pokémon are appearing (bye Costumed Spheal and Costumed Stantler for non-costumed versions), various aspects of the Part 1 event will still be active. This includes the paid-for Winter Holiday-themed Timed Research (priced at US$5.00 or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). This Timed Research can also be gifted to other Trainers, provided that US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency) is paid.

Also, two smaller events will be released during this event. They include the Winter Wonderland event and the Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day event. More information for these events can be found in their own guides: Winter Wonderland event guide and Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day event guide.

Now, check out what’s happening during the Winter Holiday Part 2 event with our guide below:

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Mythical Wishes – Winter Holiday Part 2

Begins: Friday, December 23rd, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Pokémon debuts – Costumed Eevee and Eeveelutions + Costumed Beartic

 

 

Dashing through the snow are Eevee and all its Eeveelutions (Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon). They’re all donning little holiday hats decorated in red and green. While all are available as shinies in Pokémon GO, Niantic notes that only Costumed Eevee can be Shiny. It is unclear if this is an error or if Shiny Costumed Eevee will be prevented from evolving.

Costumed Cubchoo from Holiday 2020 and 2021 returns (also known as Cubchoo wearing a holiday ribbon) along with Costumed Delibird (also from the same previous events). The new addition this time is that Costumed Cubchoo can now be evolved into Costumed Beartic.

Going forward, these Pokémon will be referred to as “Costumed” rather than the exact outfit they are wearing.

 

Event Bonuses

  • Trainers can store up to 40 Gifts until the end of the event
  • Winter/snowy overlay on overworld screen and during Pokémon catch encounters.
  • Additional bonus depending on which Will Your Wish Come True? Timed Research route is chosen (pick only one):
    • Hatch Distance Bonus: 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period
    • XP Bonus: 2× XP for catching Pokémon
    • Stardust Bonus: 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon

 

Event Boxes

  • Explorer Box (375 PokéCoins, limit one): 5 Super Incubators and 5 Egg Incubators.
  • Bronze Box (225 PokéCoins): 1 Premium Battle Pass, 1 Incense, and 1 Glacial Lure Module.
  • Silver Box (1,350 PokéCoins): 16 Premium Battle Passes, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM, and 5 Lucky Eggs.
  • Gold Box (2,750 PokéCoins): 15 Super Incubators, 15 Incubators, 5 Star Pieces, and 5 Poffins.

 

Wild Encounters

  • The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild: Costumed Pikachu*, Costumed Eevee*, Swinub*, Costumed Delibird*, Snorunt*, Spheal*, Snover*, Vanillite, Costumed Cubchoo*, and Bergmite*.
    • If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following Pokémon: Alolan Sandshrew*, Stantler*, and Cryogonal.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs that are obtained during the event:

  • 7 km Eggs
    • 1-Egg Rarity: Sneasel*, Smoochum*, Amaura, Bergmite*, and Crabrawler.

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might hatch a Shiny one!”

 

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids:

  • One-Star Raids: Costumed Pikachu*, Alolan Sandshrew*, Costumed Eevee*, Galarian Darumaka*, and Costumed Cubchoo*.
  • Three-Star Raids: Cloyster, Lapras*, Costumed Delibird*, and Costumed Glaceon*.
  • Five-Star Raids: Kyurem* (See Additional Notes).
  • Mega Raids: Mega Glalie* (See Additional Notes).

 

Additional Notes:

  • Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”
  • Kyurem* will be available after the event (in Raids), until Sunday, January 1st, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.
  • Mega Glalie* will be available after the event (in Raids), until Sunday, January 1st, 2023 at 10 a.m. your local time.

 

Featured Attack for Kyurem

Kyurem will know the attack Glaciate (Charged Attack) when caught from Five-Star Raids between Friday, December 23rd, 2022, at 10 a.m. to Sunday, January 1st, 2023, at 10 a.m. your local time.

Glaciate’s (Charged Attack) stats are as follows:

  • Trainer Battles: 60 power +  decrease your opponent’s Attack stat
  • Gyms and Raids: 160 power

 

Timed Research – Winter Wishes

A branching Timed Research quest called Winter Wishes (but referred to as “Will Your Wish Come True?” by Niantic) will be active during the event. Regardless of what route is chosen, all will give Trainers the same item rewards and catch encounters. The only difference is which event bonus will be active. Trainers may only pick one of the three:

  • Hatch Distance Bonus: 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period
  • XP Bonus: 2× XP for catching Pokémon
  • Stardust Bonus: 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon

 

A complete list of tasks for all routes and the rewards will be shared here once the event is live.

 

Winter Wishes
Step 1Reward
Catch 5 Pokémon1 Glacial Lure Module
Spin 3 PokéStops or GymsCostumed Eevee* Encounter
Power up Pokémon 5 times2 Silver Pinap Berries
Completion Rewards500 Stardust and 500 XP
Choose A PathReward
Hatching EggsActivate the following bonus: 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period
Catching PokémonActivate the following bonus: 2× XP for catching Pokémon
Collecting StardustActivate the following bonus: 2× Catch Stardust
Step 2 Hatching EggsReward
Catch 10 PokémonCostumed Stantler* Encounter
Catch 25 PokémonCostumed Cubchoo* Encounter
Catch 40 Ice-type PokémonLapras* Encounter
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type PokémonCostumed Delibird* Encounter
Hatch 3 EggsGalarian Darumaka* Encounter
Send 25 Gifts to FriendsCostumed Eevee* Encounter
Completion RewardsGalarian Mr. Mime* Encounter and 1 Incubator
Step 2 Catching PokémonReward
Catch 10 PokémonCostumed Stantler* Encounter
Catch 25 PokémonCostumed Cubchoo* Encounter
Catch 40 Ice-type PokémonLapras* Encounter
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type PokémonCostumed Delibird* Encounter
Earn 25,000 XPGalarian Darumaka* Encounter
Send 25 Gifts to FriendsCostumed Eevee* Encounter
Completion RewardsGalarian Mr. Mime* Encounter and 1 Lucky Egg
Step 2 Collecting StardustReward
Catch 10 PokémonCostumed Stantler* Encounter
Catch 25 PokémonCostumed Cubchoo* Encounter
Catch 40 Ice-type PokémonLapras* Encounter
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type PokémonCostumed Delibird* Encounter
Earn 7,500 StardustGalarian Darumaka* Encounter
Send 25 Gifts to FriendsCostumed Eevee* Encounter
Completion RewardsGalarian Mr. Mime* Encounter and 1 Star Piece

 

Field Research Tasks

There will be event-exclusive Field Research Tasks available and the rewards include the following Pokémon encounters: Costumed Pikachu*, Alolan Sandshrew*, Seel*, Shellder*, Jynx*, Costumed Eevee*, Costumed Delibird*, Costumed Cubchoo*, Crabrawler, Sneasel*, and Costumed Glaceon*. Abomasnow Mega Energy will also be rewarded when completing specific tasks. These Field Research Tasks can be found when spinning PokéStops (and acquired if you have an open slot in your Field Research menu) when the event is active.

Field Research Tasks from Winter Holiday Part 1 were carried over to Winter Holiday Part 2. Some rewards were changed to Costumed Pokémon or other Pokémon that are being spotlighted during this section of the event.

 

Winter Holiday Part 2 Field Research Tasks

  • Task: Catch 3 Ice-type Pokémon
    • Reward: 5 Poké Balls OR 3 Ultra Balls OR 3 Razz Berries OR 3 Pinap Berries
  • Task: Catch 5 different species of Pokémon
    • Reward: Costumed Cubchoo* OR Costumed Delibird* Encounter
  • Task: Catch 7 Ice-type Pokémon
    • Reward: Seel* OR Shellder* Encounter
  • Task: Catch 10 different species of Pokémon
    • Reward: Jynx* Encounter
  • Task: Hatch an Egg
    • Reward: Sneasel* Encounter
  • Task: Win a Raid
    • Reward: Costumed Glaceon* Encounter
  • Task: Send 3 Gifts and add a Sticker to each
    • Reward: 25 Abomasnow Mega Energy OR Crabrawler Encounter
  • Task: Send 5 Gifts to Friends
    • Reward: Costumed Pikachu* OR Costumed Eevee* Encounter
  • Task: Open 5 Gifts
    • Reward: Alolan Sandshrew* Encounter

 

Note: Pokémon marked with an * means that “If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!”

 

Stickers

There will be an assortment of event-themed stickers featuring a snow Pikachu, Alolan Vulpix with Alolan Ninetails, Costumed Cubchoo, and Scatterbug. You can get them by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and/or purchasing them from Pokémon GO’s in-game shop (with PokéCoins) during the event.

 

 

Avatar Items

New avatar items themed after cozy winter pajamas (with snow Pikachu) and a Santa Claus outfit will be released during this event. They will be available for purchase (with PokéCoins) via the in-game shop. These avatar items will still be available to purchase after the conclusion of this event.

The new avatar items are the following: Holiday Pajama Top, Holiday Pajama Bottoms, Holiday Pajama Slippers, Gifting Pose, Holiday Hat, Holiday Beard, and Holiday Suit.

 

 

Paid Ticket – Winter Holiday Timed Research

During the Winter Holiday Part 1 event, Trainers can purchase a ticket to access an event-themed Timed Research. For US$5.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll get the Winter Holiday Timed Research which rewards Trainers with the following items (if tasks are completed within the time limit):

  • Event-themed Avatar Pose
  • 2 Incubators
  • 1 Incense
  • Abomasnow Mega Energy
  • Various event-themed Pokémon encounters

 

A still image of the Avatar Pose (where your Avatar hugs a Gift, throws it behind them, and catches it).

 

Sales for this Timed Research will go live on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time (and sales will end on Friday, December 30th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time). According to Niantic, “[t]ickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service).” Tickets can also be gifted to Trainers you’re friends with provided that you have a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with them. This can be done via the in-game shop and by selecting the “Gift” button instead of the “Buy” button. Tickets purchased for friends are nonrefundable as well.

Please keep in mind that Timed Research quests have deadlines. Trainers must complete this Winter Holiday Timed Research by Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Winter Holiday Timed Research
Step 1/4Reward
Walk 2 kmSnover Encounter
Catch 10 PokémonSpheal Encounter
Catch 10 Ice-type PokémonSeel Encounter
Completion RewardsSneasel Encounter, 1 Incense, and 50 Abomasnow Mega Energy
Step 2/4Reward
Walk 2 kmSwinub Encounter
Transfer 10 PokémonDelibird Encounter
Catch 10 Ice-type PokémonCubchoo Encounter
Completion RewardsGalarian Mr. Mime Encounter, 1 Incubator, and 50 Abomasnow Mega Energy
Step 3/4Reward
Walk 2 kmVanillite Encounter
Send 7 Gifts to FriendsStantler Encounter (Non-Costumed shown)
Catch 15 Ice-type PokémonCastform (Snowy Form) Encounter
Completion RewardsGalarian Darumaka Encounter, 1 Incubator, and 50 Abomasnow Mega Energy
Step 4/4Reward
Hatch an EggAlolan Vulpix Encounter
Catch 8 different species of Ice-type PokémonAlolan Sandshrew Encounter
Catch 15 Ice-type PokémonLapras Encounter
Completion RewardsGalarian Mr. Mime Encounter and exclusive Gift-themed Avatar Pose

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Mythical Wishes – Winter Wonderland

Begins: Saturday, December 24th, 2022 at 10 a.m. your local time.

Ends: Sunday, December 25th, 2022 at 8 p.m. your local time.

 

Enjoy additional event bonuses, guaranteed Lucky Pokémon trades (and changes), and a Collection Challenge! Get all the details with our Winter Wonderland guide.

 

Pokémon GO’s Season of Mythical Wishes – Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day

Begins: Saturday, December 24th, 2022 at 2 p.m. your local time.

Ends: Saturday, December 24th, 2022 at 5 p.m. your local time.

 

Catch Hisuian Avalugg in 3-Star Raids! Get all the details with our Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day guide.

 

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)