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For other editions of Holiday, see Holiday 2016 and Holiday 2017.

Holiday in 2018 is the third Holiday event in Pokémon GO.[1]

Features

Ice-type Pokémon appeared more frequently in the wild with the return of festive Pikachu and Delibird. More Baby Pokémon had a greater chance of hatching from 7-km Eggs. Like previous events, Trainers also earned a free single-use Incubator once per day via spinning a Photo Disc on a PokéStop until January 2.

This year Holiday event was packed with a series of bonus, including:

  • December 18 to 22 – double Candy from catching and transferring.
  • December 23 to 26 – double Stardust from catching.
  • December 27 to 30 – double XP from catching.
  • December 31 to January 2 – half Egg distance.

Featured Pokémon

Following Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild:

Pikachu festive
#025
Pikachu
Icon Electric
Jynx
#124
Jynx
Icon Ice
Icon Psychic
Sneasel
#215
Sneasel
Icon Dark
Icon Ice
Swinub
#220
Swinub
Icon Ice
Icon Ground
Delibird
#225
Delibird
Icon Ice
Icon Flying
Stantler
#234
Stantler
Icon Normal
Snorunt
#361
Snorunt
Icon Ice
Spheal
#363
Spheal
Icon Ice
Icon Water
Snover
#459
Snover
Icon Grass
Icon Ice

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

Pikachu festive shiny
#025
Pikachu
Icon Electric
Raichu festive shiny
#026
Raichu
Icon Electric
Pichu festive shiny
#172
Pichu
Icon Electric
Marill shiny
#183
Marill
Icon Water
Icon Fairy
Azumarill shiny
#184
Azumarill
Icon Water
Icon Fairy
Delibird shiny
#225
Delibird
Icon Ice
Icon Flying
Azurill shiny
#298
Azurill
Icon Normal
Icon Fairy

Additionally, these Baby Pokémon were more likely to be hatched from 7-km Eggs obtained during the event:

7-km Eggs
Smoochum
#238
Smoochum
738 / 686
Azurill
#298
Azurill
208 / 179
Chingling
#433
Chingling
574 / 530
Munchlax
#446
Munchlax
1,081 / 1,017
Riolu
#447
Riolu
567 / 522
Mantyke
#458
Mantyke
713 / 662

The following Raid Bosses were available during this event.

Pokémon Raid Boss's CP Max. Capture CP
Egg Raid Normal 1st Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Shellder
#090
Shellder ( ? )
3,916 CP 617 CP
771 CP
Magikarp
#129
Magikarp ( ? )
1,077 CP 157 CP
196 CP
Snorunt
#361
Snorunt ( ? )
2,825 CP 507 CP
634 CP
Shinx
#403
Shinx ( ? )
2,873 CP 500 CP
625 CP
Buizel
#418
Buizel
3,260 CP 602 CP
753 CP
Egg Raid Normal 2nd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Normal
Dewgong
#087
Dewgong
9,053 CP 1,134 CP
1,418 CP
Exeggutor alolan
#103
Alolan Exeggutor
13,472 CP 1,722 CP
2,153 CP
Sneasel
#215
Sneasel
10,981 CP 1,172 CP
1,465 CP
Mawile
#303
Mawile ( ? )
9,008 CP 934 CP
1,167 CP
Egg Raid Rare 3rd Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Raichu alolan
#026
Alolan Raichu ( ? )
16,848 CP 1,306 CP
1,633 CP
Machamp
#068
Machamp
19,707 CP 1,746 CP
2,183 CP
Jynx
#124
Jynx
18,398 CP 1,460 CP
1,825 CP
Piloswine
#221
Piloswine
14,546 CP 1,340 CP
1,675 CP
Egg Raid Rare 4th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Rare
Marowak alolan
#105
Alolan Marowak ( ? )
21,385 CP 1,048 CP
1,311 CP
Lapras
#131
Lapras
23,476 CP 1,509 CP
1,886 CP
Tyranitar
#248
Tyranitar
37,599 CP 2,191 CP
2,739 CP
Walrein
#365
Walrein
25,828 CP 1,557 CP
1,947 CP
Egg Raid Legendary 5th Tier Raid Bosses Egg Raid Legendary
Heatran
#485
Heatran
49,192 CP 2,145 CP
2,681 CP

Shop special offer

Similar to previous years, there were special offer boxes for this event available from the shop for a limited time from December 11th.[2]

Box Cost Items
Winter Holiday Box 2
Winter Box
PokeCoin 480
Great Holiday Box 2
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Ultra Holiday Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480

Trivia

  • The Lake Guardians are seen in the promotional picture, but none of them was released in this event.

References

  1. Delibird and friends return for Pokémon GO Holidays 2018!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-12-15.
  2. Special winter box on sale. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-18.
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