Pokemon GO Catch Mastery Ice Event: Date and Time, Pokemon Encounters, Event Bonuses, and More

These Pokemon are as cold as ice!
A Pokemon GO image of Cryogonal in the snow.
Image via Niantic

Below you’ll find all the details related to the Pokemon GO Catch Mastery: Ice event.

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Pokemon GO Catch Mastery: Ice Event Date and Time

The Pokemon GO Catch Mastery: Ice event will only last for ten hours on Saturday, December 9. The event starts at 10:00 AM local time and ends at 8:00 PM local time.

Catch Mastery: Ice Wild Pokemon Encounters

During the Catch Mastery: Ice event, the following Pokemon will be more commonly found as wild encounters:

Wild Pokemon EncountersCan it be Shiny?
Snorunt
Bergmite

This is a great opportunity to stock up on Snorunt Candy and catch both male and female Snorunt. Snorunt can always evolve into Glalie, but it can only evolve into Froslass if it’s female. The following table lists the full requirements for Snorunt’s two evolutions:

PokemonHow to Obtain
GlalieUse 100 Snorunt Candy on any Snorunt
FroslassUse 100 Snorunt Candy and a Sinnoh Stone on a female Snorunt

Bergmite evolves into Avalugg through the use of 50 Bergmite Candy.

Catch Mastery: Ice Field Research Tasks and Pokemon Encounters

By completing Field Research tasks pertaining to Poke Ball throw accuracy, such as Nice and Great Throws, players will be able to encounter the following Pokemon:

Field Research Pokemon EncountersCan it be Shiny?
Cryogonal

Cryogonal cannot evolve.

Catch Mastery: Ice Event Timed Research

During the event, there will be ten sets of timed research tasks centered on catching Ice-type Pokemon. Players will be able to encounter up to 40 Cyogonal in total by completing the timed research tasks. The Cryogonal encountered this way have a higher chance of being shiny.

Catch Mastery: Ice Paid Timed Research

There will also be paid timed research available for purchase during the Catch Mastery: Ice event. The paid timed research is exactly the same as the free timed research, rewarding players with up to 40 Cryogonal for completing the research tasks. Players who buy the paid timed research for US$2, or the equivalent cost in their local currency, can essentially complete the timed research twice, and as such can encounter up to 80 Cyogonal with an increased shiny chance.

Catch Mastery: Ice Event Bonuses

The following bonuses will be in effect during the Catch Mastery: Ice event:

  • Snorunt, Cryogonal, and Bergmite have a higher chance than usual of being shiny.
  • Catching Pokemon with Nice, Great, or Excellent Throws will give twice the usual XP.

The Catch Mastery: Ice event features cool Pokemon in its own right, but it’s really just a warm-up for December’s massive two-day Community Day celebration. Get prepared for Pokemon GO’s upcoming December Community Day with our helpful guide.

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