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For other editions of Holiday, see Holiday 2016 and Holiday 2018.

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

Features

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

Festive Pikachu returned with release of a Pokémon from the Johto-region, "present-bearing" Pokémon Delibird. Lapras did not appear near to water region only. These Pokémon had increased chance to appear in the wild during this event. [3]

Pikachu festive
#025
Pikachu
Icon Electric
Seel
#086
Seel
Icon Water
Shellder
#090
Shellder
Icon Water
Lapras
#131
Lapras
Icon Water
Icon Ice
Sneasel
#215
Sneasel
Icon Dark
Icon Ice
Swinub
#220
Swinub
Icon Ice
Icon Ground
Delibird
#225
Delibird
Icon Ice
Icon Flying
Snorunt
#361
Snorunt
Icon Ice
Spheal
#363
Spheal
Icon Ice
Icon Water

Additionally, during the event there was possibility to hatch Pichu wearing festive hat from 2-km Eggs.

2-km Eggs
Pichu festive
#172
Pichu
Icon Electric

Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event.

Snorunt shiny
#361
Snorunt
Icon Ice
Glalie shiny
#362
Glalie
Icon Ice

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.

Box Cost Items
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
Great Holiday Box 2
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
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. Delibird is out. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-12-22.
  4. Event Boxes. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
  5. New boxes are live!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
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