Pokemon GO Winter Holiday Part 2: Date and Time, Pokemon Debuts, Avatar Items, and More

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Pokemon GO Winter Holiday Part 2
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If the first week of the Winter Holiday event wasn’t enough for you, you’re in luck, as the Winter Holiday Part 2 event brings more cool, festive fun to Pokemon GO. Here is everything that you need to know about the Winter Holiday Part 2 event in Pokemon GO.

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Pokemon GO Winter Holiday Part 2 All Event Details

The Pokemon GO Winter Holiday Part 2 event introduces some new elements to this festive event whilst retaining a lot of aspects of the first week. Here is everything that you can do to make the most of the event.

Event Date and Time

The Pokemon GO Winter Holiday Part 2 event begins on Monday, December 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM to Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 8:00 PM local time.

Debut Pokemon

The following Pokemon will debut for the first time during the Winter Holiday Part 2 event.

PokemonShiny
Psyduck wearing holiday attire
Golduck wearing holiday attire
Shiny Vanillite
Information via Pokemon GO Live

Wild Pokemon Encounters

The following Pokemon will be able to be encountered in the wild for the duration of the Winter Holiday Part 2 event.

PokemonShiny
Pikachu wearing holiday attire
Alolan Vulpix
Psyduck wearing holiday attire
Seel
Eevee wearing a holiday hat
Swinub
Delibird wearing a holiday ribbon
Snorunt
Spheal
Galarian Darumaka
Vanillite
Cubchoo wearing a holiday ribbon
Cryogonal
Cetoddle
Sneasel
Piloswine
Amaura
Information via Pokemon GO Live

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokemon can be encountered as potential rewards for completing event-specific Field Research Tasks obtained during the event period.

PokemonShiny
Pikachu wearing holiday attire
Alolan Vulpix
Psyduck wearing holiday attire
Shellder
Jynx
Lapras
Stantler wearing a holiday outfit
Spheal wearing a holiday scarf
Snover
Glaceon wearing an Undersea holiday outfit
Vanillite
Crabrawler
Information via Pokemon GO Live

Trainers will also have the opportunity to collect Mega Energy for specific Mega Evolutions by completing Field Research Tasks.

  • Mega Abomasnow
  • Mega Glalie

Event Egg Pool

The following Pokemon can potentially be hatched out of Eggs that were obtained during the event period.

PokemonEgg TypeShiny
Psyduck wearing holiday attire2KM
Eevee wearing a holiday hat2KM
Smoochum2KM
Galarian Darumaka2KM
Amaura2KM
Information via Pokemon GO Live
Tip:

Both Psyduck wearing holiday attire and Eevee wearing a holiday hat will have a greater likelihood of being shiny when hatched from an Egg.

Event Raids

The following Pokemon can be obtained by completing Raids during the Winter Holiday Part 2 event period.

PokemonRaid TypeShiny
Pikachu wearing holiday attireOne-Star Raid
Alolan VulpixOne-Star Raid
Cubchoo wearing a holiday ribbonOne-Star Raid
CrabrawlerOne-Star Raid
CetoddleOne-Star Raid
DewgongThree-Star Raid
LaprasThree-Star Raid
Delibird wearing a holiday ribbonThree-Star Raid
Glaceon wearing an Undersea Holiday outfitThree-Star Raid
Information via Pokemon GO Live
Tip:

Pikachu wearing holiday attire will more likely be shiny when obtained via Raids as opposed to finding it in a wild encounter.

Event Bonuses

The following Event Bonuses will be active for the duration of the Winter Holiday Part 2 event.

  • Trainers will receive double XP or double Stardust depending on which you chose from the Winter Wishes Timed Research.
  • Trainers will receive extra Stardust and XP when opening Gifts.

Paid Timed Research

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Trainers will be able to purchase Paid Timed Research at any time during the event period. Of course, the earlier that one purchases it, the more likely it will be that it can be completed in time. There are two different Paid Time Research tickets that are available for purchase, and you can see what each includes below.

Ticket One

Ticket One will be $2 USD or the equivalent pricing in your local currency.
This ticket includes two separate Timed Research to complete. The first for Winter Holiday Part 1, and the second for Winter Holiday Part 2.

Winter Holiday Part 1 Timed Research includes the following:

  • Event-themed costumed Pokemon encounters.
  • The debut of the new holiday costumed Pokemon – Psyduck wearing holiday attire.
  • Two Premium Battle Passes.

Winter Holiday Part 2 Timed Research includes the following:

  • Event-themed costumed Pokemon encounters.
  • Two Premium Battle Passes.
Tip:

If you do not purchase this ticket until Winter Holiday Part 2, you will still be able to retroactively complete Winter Holiday Part 1.

Ticket Two

Ticket Two will be $5 USD or the equivalent pricing in your local currency.
The best thing about Ticket Two is the new avatar pose, which really makes me want to prepare myself a nice cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows just looking at it.

Winter Holiday Part 2 Timed Research includes the following:

  • New event avatar pose.
  • 2X Candy when catching Pokemon.
  • Event-themed costumed Pokemon encounters, including the Psyduck wearing holiday attire.

Both of the above will need to be completed by Sunday, December 31, 2023, at 8:00 PM local time. to make sure that you obtain all of the rewards.

Timed Research: Winter Wishes

The Timed Research: Winter Wishes will extend from Winter Holiday Part 1 into Winter Holiday Part 2. Winter Wishes has a branching pathway and trainers will have to choose between the following.

  • 2X XP when catching Pokemon.
  • 2X Stardust when catching Pokemon.

The bonuses and rewards you get for completing the Timed Research will differ depending on which path you choose. But they will be similar in the sense that both paths will reward trainers with things such as event-costumed Pokemon, and items.

Prime Gaming Avatar Item and Research

Pokemon GO has collaborated with Prime Gaming for quite some time now, and to celebrate they are offering a gift to everyone who participates.

Trainers have the opportunity to receive the Holiday Sweater with Scarf avatar item before it can be purchased in the in-game shop.

You will have until January 19, 2024, at 10:00 AM PST. to claim it, and make sure that you do! In-game fashion is incredibly important.

To obtain your Holiday Sweater with Scarf avatar item, simply visit the Pokemon GO Prime Gaming page.

New Avatar Items

The following new festive items will be able to be purchased from the in-game store during the event period. However, don’t worry if you don’t have enough coins to purchase them right now, as they will continue to be available once the event period is over.

  • Delibird Onesie
  • Cetoddle Hat
  • Holiday Boots
  • Holiday Gloves
  • Holiday Sweater with Scarf

Event Stickers

You’ll be able to find event-specific Stickers from the following methods.

  • Opening Gifts.
  • Spinning PokeStops.
  • Purchasing them from the in-game shop.

PokeStop Showcases

For the duration of the event, you will be able to enter your event-themed Pokemon at various PokeStop Showcases which are held at surrounding PokeStops.

That’s a wrap on the winter festivities in Pokemon GO for another year! Make the most of them, and catch a few Wyrdeer, as before you know it, summer will be back once again.

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