Pokemon Go Holiday Season 2019, Christmas and New Year Event Expectations

Pokemon Go’s Christmas Holiday event is just around the corner, and like every previous Christmas and New Year Holiday event in Pokemon Go, we expect to see increased spawn rate of Water and Ice Type Pokemon, new Gen 5 Pokemon, new cool bonuses and our best friend Santa Hat Pikachu. Fingers crossed for Shiny Delibird.

Since the launch of the game, we’ve seen three Holiday events in the game and now it’s the perfect time to get ready for the fourth and many more to come.

Just like the previous Christmas Holiday events, we expect to see two or more pair events, which will overlap the course of two-three weeks.

Please have in mind that the following is just a tease and a hint, 0% confirmed and 0% a leak!

December 16 until January 3

  • Increased spawn rate of Water/Ice Type Pokemon: Castform (Snowy Form), Snorunt, Spheal, Lapras, Cloyster, Snover, Oshawott,
  • Santa Hat Pikachu
  • New Gen 5 Pokemon: Vanillite, Cubchoo, Cryogonal
  • New Shiny forms
  • New Legendary Pokemon – possible Kyurem

December 16 until January 3

  • Water/Ice Type Pokemon hatching from Eggs
  • The first PokeStop you visit each day will award you a single-use Egg Incubator with your first Photo Disc spin

December 16 until December 20

  • DBL Catch Stardust
  • DBL XP

December 20 until December 24

  • DBL Candy for catching and transferring

December 24 until December 29

  • Incubators will be twice as effective – 2x Egg hatching speed

What would you like to see during the Holiday event in Pokemon Go? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Dejan Kacurov

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  1. Shadow shiny Pokémon are to time consuming. That needs to be reworked. Either increase shiny ratio or make it less time consuming. Doing 6 TR stops, replenishing your revives and potions then beating …. in hopes of getting a shiny is ridiculous. I quit after 50+ Attempts at shiny meowth. Many others quit sooner.

  2. How about more magi karps? One or two a day is not good. Even when I’m near water they are pretty nonexistent.

  3. I would like to see people who have reached level 4o her some type of free incubators or raid passes as they gain additional experience points. Lucky eggs are useless after level 40. Also more gen 5 Pokemon, I am tired of catching the same stuff I have for the past 3 plus years. You are losing the players who have helped make Pokemon popular because we are just getting bored. The AR buddy stuff and Team rocket isn’t any fun smymore.

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