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Pokémon GO Holidays 2019 Infopedia

The Holidays are upon us and, apparently, we’ve been VERY good in Niantic’s eyes.❤️

This year’s Holiday Gifts to the Trainers around the world are some pretty amazing ones. Included are Pokémon in costumes, Ice-type Pokémon never before seen in Pokémon GO, event-exclusive Field Research, winter-themed avatar items, and a blizzard full of bonuses and G2G is excited to share all of the details with you below!

Official Announcement

Basic Event Information

Holiday Event 2019 
Tue., Dec. 24th at 12:00am
to
Wed., Jan. 1, 2020 at 11:59pm
(local Time Zone)
COSTUMESPikachu, Raichu, and Pichu wearing beanies and Stantler wearing bells will appear in Pokémon GO for the first time!
WILDDelightful Ice-type Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, such as Sneasel, Delibird, Snorunt, and more! Making its Pokémon GO debut will be Cubchoo, the Chill Pokémon!
EGGSAlolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Pichu wearing beanies, and Stantler wearing bells will be hatching from 7 km Eggs!
RAIDS
Raichu wearing beanies and Stantler wearing bells will be available to challenge in two-star raids!
GLACIAL LUREThrow a Glacial Lure Module onto a PokéStop near you, and you’ll have a chance of encountering Cryogonal, the Crystallizing Pokémon, making its Pokémon GO debut!
FIELD RESEARCHEnjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will reward you with the chance to encounter Pokémon like Pikachu wearing beanies!
SHADOW POKÉMONWe have reason to believe that Team GO Rocket has turned more Pokémon, including Delibird, into Shadow Pokémon! There might be other Shadow Pokémon to discover in places high and low, so get out there and save them!
AVATAR ITEMSYou can look forward to a Stantler Sweater and a Stantler Headband as well as a Beanie Hat to match the one some Pikachu are wearing for this event!
If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Stantler wearing bells and Shiny Snover!
Holiday Event 2019 
Tue., Dec. 24th at 12:00am
to
Wed., Jan. 1, 2020 at 11:59pm
(local Time Zone)
2X GIFTSFor the duration of the event, the number of Gifts you can open daily will increase to 40 and the number you can carry will increase to 20.
FREE
DAILY INCUBATOR
In order to more easily hatch Eggs during the holiday season, Trainers will receive one single-use Incubator at no cost once per day during the event by spinning a Photo Disc on a PokéStop.
Daily Bonuses (all local time)
Dec. 24, @12am
to
Dec. 25, @11:59pm
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 2x Transfer Candy
Dec. 26, @12am
to
Dec. 27, @11:59pm
2x Catch Stardust
Dec. 28, @12am
to
Dec. 29, @11:59pm
2x Catch XP
Dec. 30, @12am
to
Jan. 1, @11:59pm
1/2 Hatch Distance*
*when Eggs are placed into Incubators during this time period

Holiday 2019 Features

There is no doubt there is a gazillion things offered during this Holiday event but we hope this breakdown will help you out!

Pokémon in Holiday Costumes

Update: Pichu can be hatched as Shiny and Pikachu can be found in the wild as Shiny!
New Shiny​​
Normal Shiny
Stantler Wearing Bells Sprite Stantler Wearing Bells Sprite
Snover Shiny Snover
Abomasnow Shiny Abomasnow

Pokémon Appearing in the Wild

SneaselshinyDelibirdshiny
SnoruntshinyCubchoo

Pokémon Hatching from 7km Eggs

Alolan Sandshrewshiny Alolan Vulpixshiny
Beanie PichushinyStantlershiny

Pokémon Attracted by Glacial Lures

Cryogonal

Pokémon Appearing in 2 Star Raids

Raichu with BeanieStantler Wearing Bells Sprite
* Coming soon: As reports come in, we will update you as to what Pokémon are available as rewards for the event-exclusive Field Research Tasks.

Holiday 2019 Bonuses

Here is a breakdown of each daily bonus and charts to help you along the way!

Dec. 24, @12am – Dec. 25, @11:59pm
CatchesBase Catch CandyWith Pinap
Base Stage Evolution612
Second Stage Evolution1020
Third Stage Evolution2040
All transfers will earn 2 Candy

Candy Tips & Tricks

  • Pinap everything you catch! (Silver Pinap anything giving you a hard time.)
  • Catch all 2nd or 3rd evos you may see in the wild.
Dec. 26, @12am – Dec. 27, @11:59pm
CatchesBase Catch StardustWith Starpiece
Base Stage Evolution200 (250*)300 (375*)
Second Stage Evolution600 (750*)900 (1,125*)
Third Stage Evolution1,000 (1,250*)1,500 (1,875*)
Daily Catch Bonus+1,200+1,800
7-Day Catch Bonus+6,000+9,000

* With Weather Boost

Stardust Tips & Tricks

  • Stack your Field Research encounters and catch them during the window.
  • Try to CATCH EVERYTHING.
  • Run a Star Piece.
Dec. 28, @12am – Dec. 29, @11:59pm
 BASE XP2X BONUS+ LUCKY EGG
Curveball102040
Pokémon Caught100200400
First Throw50100200
Nice Throw102040
Great Throw50100200
Excellent Throw100200400
First Catch of the Day5001,0002,000
7-Day Streak2,5005,00010,000
Collector Bonus100200400
Curve + First Throw + Excellent + Caught + First Catch + 7 Day Streak
MAX XP3,2606,52013,040
Curve + First Throw + Excellent + Caught
MAX XP2605201,040

XP Tips & Tricks

  • Stack your Field Research encounters and catch them during the window.
  • Try to CATCH EVERYTHING.
  • Run a Lucky Egg.
Dec. 30, @12am – Jan. 1, @11:59pm
REGULAR INCUBATOR
2km Egg5km Egg7km Egg10km Egg
1.0 km2.5 km3.5 km5.0 km
SUPER INCUBATOR
2km Egg5km Egg7km Egg10km Egg
0.67 km1.67 km2.33 km3.33 km

1/2 Hatch Distance Tips & Tricks

  • Incubate your Eggs AFTER the bonuses start.
  • Try to collect as many 10km Eggs as possible prior, in order to maximize your Stardust gain.
  • Run a Lucky Egg + Star Piece.
  • Get your free single-use Incubator each day!

Holiday Boxes!

Our friends at GoHub put together a very nice cost/benefit analysis on the Holiday Boxes for sale in the in-game shop. Let’s take a look at what they came up with!

WinterUltraAdventure

2
Raid Passes

2
Super Incubators

2
Star Pieces

2
Lucky Eggs

20
Raid Passes

5
Super Incubators

3
Star Pieces

3
Lucky Eggs

10
Incubators

10
Super Incubators

3
Star Pieces

3
Incense

Cost:
480 coins
Cost:
1480 coins
Cost:
1480 coins
Net Worth:
826 coins
Net Worth:
3339 coins
Net Worth:
3839 coins
Savings:
41.9%
Savings:
55.7%
Savings:
61.4%

Holiday 2019 INFOGRAPHICS

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