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Holiday in 2016 was the first Holiday event in Pokémon GO.[1]

Features

Featured Pokémon

Two weeks prior to this event, on December 12th, 2016, Johto-region Baby Pokémon were released. Pikachu and Raichu wearing festive hats began to appear the same day. They were available until the end of this Holiday event,[2] and any captured would persist in the inventory if not transferred. [3]

Pikachu
#025
Electric
Raichu
#026
Electric
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

From the afternoon of December 30th, 2016, through the afternoon of January 8th 2017 (PST), starter Pokémon and their evolved forms were encountered more often. [1]

Bulbasaur
#001
Grass   Poison
Ivysaur
#002
Grass   Poison
Venusaur
#003
Grass   Poison
Charizard
#006
Fire   Flying
Pikachu
#025
Electric
Raichu
#026
Electric

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop.png Special shop offers

During this event there were Holiday Boxes available from the shop for a limited time.

From the morning of December 25th, 2016 through the afternoon of December 30th, 2016 (PST) Special, Great, and Ultra Boxes were available for purchase from the Shop. These boxes contained some items that are usually not available for purchase and they were offered at a discount rate. [4][5]

Special Box
Special Box
PokeCoin.png 250
Great Box
Great Box
PokeCoin.png 550
Ultra Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin.png 1,500


From the afternoon of December 30th, 2016 through the afternoon of January 3rd, 2017 (PST) Bronze, Silver, and Gold Boxes were available for purchase. The items in these Boxes included Incense, Lure Modules, Lucky Eggs, Poké Balls, and Great Balls. [4][6]

Bronze Box
Bronze Box
PokeCoin.png 460
Silver Box
Silver Box
PokeCoin.png 980
Gold Box
Gold Box
PokeCoin.png 2,480

Gallery

Following promotional pictures were published by creators of the game across their social media channels.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The holiday season has arrived! Celebrate it with us!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-23.
  2. More Pokémon and a limited edition Pikachu are coming to Pokémon GO. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-19.
  3. Holiday Q&A. G+ post. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Limited-time holiday item packs!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2016-12-25.
  5. Gift Box tiers and included items.. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
  6. Contents of Gift Boxes, Phase 2. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.

Winter

HatchathonLunar New YearTaiwan Lantern FestivalSinnoh CelebrationValentine's DayFriendship EventFebruary CDPokémon DayTeam GO Rocket Global Take-overGO Battle League Season 1 Launch Celebration

Spring

A Drive to InvestigatePsychic SpectacularSafari Zone St. LouisTricky PokémonSpring EventGO Battle Day: MarillSafari Zone LiverpoolIncense Day: Type ShuffleBuddy UpApril CDThrowback Challenge 2020 (KantoJohtoHoennSinnohChampion) • Safari Zone PhiladelphiaSnubbull Limited ResearchMay CD

Summer

Galarian Farfetch'd EventSummer SolsticeJune CDBug Out4th AnniversaryTeam GO Rocket EventSummer EventJuly CDGO FestDragon WeekEnigma WeekAugust CDUnova WeekMega September (Mega Raid ChallengeMega Battle ChallengeMega Buddy Challenge) • September CD

Fall

Fashion WeekNiantic Birthday EventAutumn Event (Part 1Part 2) • Meowth Limited ResearchOctober CDThe Crown Tundra EventHalloweenDay of the DeadAnimation WeekSpecial WeekendNovember CD - ElectabuzzPokémon HOME Event12 Days of FriendshipNovember CD - MagmarPokémon GO City SpotlightLake Legends EventNidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ Limited Research

Kalos Celebration EventWooper WatchDecember CDSecrets of the Jungle EventGalarian Mr. Mime EventHoliday

New Year'sUnova Celebration EventSinnoh Celebration EventJanuary CDHoenn Celebration EventIncense Day: Electric and Dragon TypeJohto Celebration EventSneasel Limited ResearchTeam GO Rocket CelebrationFebruary CDLunar New YearValentine's DayCelebrate CarnivalPokémon GO Tour: KantoKanto Celebration Event

March CDSearching for LegendsIncense Day: Psychic and Steel TypeCharge UpWeather WeekFestival of ColorsTricky PokémonSpring into SpringApril CDSummer Hat Pikachu EventRivals' WeekSustainability WeekFriendship Day GrassNew Pokémon Snap CelebrationLuminous Legends XMarill Limited ResearchMay CDLuminous Legends YSpecial Weekend May

June CDA Very Slow DiscoverySummer SolsticeBidoof BreakoutJuly CD5th AnniversaryGO FestPart 1: TimePart 2: SpaceAugust CDPart 3: Sword and Shield

Hoopa's ArrivalPsychic SpectacularSeptember CDFashion WeekTaiwan Candy ChallengeSecrets of the Jungle EventOctober CDSafari Zone LiverpoolHalloweenSafari Zone PhiladelphiaDía de MuertosFestival of LightsSafari Zone St. LouisPokémon BD & SP EventNovember CDEd Sheeran Collaboration EventMischief Unbound

Land of Smiles ChallengeIncense Day: SwinubDragonspiral DescentSpecial Weekend DecemberChansey in FukushimaHolidayDecember CD

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