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

Features

TodayView Icon Egg 1 free Egg Incubator from PokéStop per day
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Ice-type Pokémon spawn increased
TodayView Icon Egg Greater chance of hatching Baby Pokémon from 7-km Eggs
TodayView Icon Candy 2× catch Candy (Dec 18 to 22)
TodayView Icon Candy 2× transfer Candy (Dec 18 to 22)
TodayView Icon Stardust 2× catch Stardust (Dec 23 to 26)
TodayView Icon XP 2× catch XP (Dec 27 to 30)
TodayView Icon Incubator 1/2× Egg distance (Dec 31 to Jan 2)
TodayView Icon Shop Shop special offer

Featured Pokémon

The following Pokémon were released with the event:

Bronzor
#436
Icon Steel   Icon Psychic
Bronzong
#437
Icon Steel   Icon Psychic
Skorupi
#451
Icon Poison   Icon Bug
Drapion
#452
Icon Poison   Icon Dark
Croagunk
#453
Icon Poison   Icon Fighting
Toxicroak
#454
Icon Poison   Icon Fighting
Finneon
#456
Icon Water
Mantyke
#458
Icon Water   Icon Flying
Snover
#459
Icon Grass   Icon Ice
Abomasnow
#460
Icon Grass   Icon Ice
Heatran
#485
Icon Fire   Icon Steel
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter Pokémon in wild

Following Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild:

Pikachu festive
#025
Icon Electric
Jynx
#124
Icon Ice   Icon Psychic
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
Snover
#459
Icon Grass   Icon Ice

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Pikachu festive shiny
#025
Icon Electric
Raichu festive shiny
#026
Icon Electric
Pichu festive shiny
#172
Icon Electric
Marill shiny
#183
Icon Water   Icon Fairy
Azumarill shiny
#184
Icon Water   Icon Fairy
Delibird shiny
#225
Icon Ice   Icon Flying
Azurill shiny
#298
Icon Normal   Icon Fairy
Egg 7k 7-km Eggs

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

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

The following Raid Bosses were available during this event:

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

Avatar items

These avatar items were made available at the start of the event.

Hat Delibird
Delibird Earmuffs
(male and female)
Gloves Delibird
Delibird Gloves
(male and female)
Shoes Delibird
Delibird Shoes
(male and female)

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop Special shop offers

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

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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