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Holiday in 2017 was the second Holiday event in Pokémon GO. Moreover, this event is connected with the release of twenty aquatic-themed, Hoenn-region Pokémon. [1]

Features

TodayView Icon Egg 1 Egg Incubator from PokéStop per day
TodayView Icon Lure 6-hour Lure Modules duration
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Ice-type Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Delibird release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Aquatic-themed Hoenn-region Pokémon release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Shiny Snorunt release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pichu wearing Holiday hat release
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pikachu spawn increased
TodayView Icon Shop Shop special offer

Similarly to the year-before event, for the duration of the event, Lure Modules lasted for six hours before they expire. [2] and as a special bonus, the first PokéStop visited each day between December 22nd, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. (PST) and December 25th, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. (PST) awarded trainers with a single-use Egg Incubator.

Featured Pokémon

The following Hoenn-region Aquatic-themed Pokémon, festive Pichu and Delibird would be released with the start of the event:

Pichu festive
#172
Icon Electric
Delibird
#225
Icon Ice   Icon Flying
Lotad
#270
Icon Water   Icon Grass
Lombre
#271
Icon Water   Icon Grass
Ludicolo
#272
Icon Water   Icon Grass
Carvanha
#318
Icon Water   Icon Dark
Sharpedo
#319
Icon Water   Icon Dark
Wailmer
#320
Icon Water
Wailord
#321
Icon Water
Barboach
#339
Icon Water   Icon Ground
Whiscash
#340
Icon Water   Icon Ground
Crawdaunt
#342
Icon Water   Icon Dark
Feebas
#349
Icon Water
Milotic
#350
Icon Water
Snorunt
#361
Icon Ice
Glalie
#362
Icon Ice
Spheal
#363
Icon Ice   Icon Water
Sealeo
#364
Icon Ice   Icon Water
Walrein
#365
Icon Ice   Icon Water
Relicanth
#369
Icon Water   Icon Rock
Luvdisc
#370
Icon Water
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild

Selected Pokémon would have increased spawn rates in the wild (and from Incense, Lure Module).

Pikachu festive
#025
Icon Electric
Seel
#086
Icon Water
Lapras
#131
Icon Water   Icon Ice
Sneasel
#215
Icon Dark   Icon Ice
Swinub
#220
Icon Ice   Icon Ground
Delibird
#225
Icon Ice   Icon Flying
Snorunt
#361
Icon Ice
Spheal
#363
Icon Ice   Icon Water

These Shiny Pokémon would be released with the start of the event:

Snorunt shiny
#361
Icon Ice
Glalie shiny
#362
Icon Ice
Egg 2k 2-km Eggs

2-km Pokémon Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of Pichu wearing festive hat:

Pichu festive
#172
270 / 240


Shop special offer

Star Piece

New Star Piece item available in the Shop

Year after the very-first special offer boxes, there were new ones for this event, available from the shop for a limited time.

From December 21st through December 25th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. PST, special boxes featured items such as Super Incubators, Lure Modules and newly introduced Star Pieces.[3]

From December 25th, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. PST through January 4th, 2018, special boxes featured items such as Premium Raid Passes, Super Incubators, and Star Pieces.[4]

This offer introduced new graphic design for such boxes and it differs from previous special offer boxes by having futuristic style with more winter, holiday theme.

TodayView Icon Shop Special shop offers
Winter Holiday Box
Winter Box
PokeCoin 480
Great Holiday Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Ultra Holiday Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480
Winter Holiday Box 2
Winter Box
PokeCoin 480
Ultra Holiday Box 2
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,680

Gallery

Promotional pictures

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


References

  1. Celebrate the holiday season with Pikachu and friends!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-12-21.
  2. PokemonGoApp. (2017, December 21). Surprise, Trainers! In celebration of the holidays, from now till January 4, Lure Modules will last 6 hours when activated!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-12-22.
  3. Event Boxes. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
  4. New boxes are live!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
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