Niantic’s got big plans for the holidays, introducing the next batch of Generation IV Pokemon to Pokemon GO, along with the appearance of special, festive Pokemon and a Christmas present bonanza, offering up a bounty of bonus items for eager trainers.
It all kicks off on December 18, when Ice-type Pokemon will begin to appear in the wild at an increased rate. Players will have a better chance of encountering Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, and Snover. Delibird also returns for the festivities, while Pikachu will appear in a festive hat until January 2.
On top of all of that, there will be a greater chance of hatching Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax from 7km Eggs throughout the event. Niantic’s giving you a boost, offering up a free single-use Incubator once a day if you spin a Photo Disc at a PokeStop. Additionally, incubators will be doubly effective from December 30 to January 2.
With all of these new Pokemon out and about in the wild, you’ll need some extra items to make the most of it. Luckily, from December 18 to December 22, trainers will be treated to a double Candy bonus for catching and transferring Pokemon. From December 22 to December 26, players can earn double Catch Stardust, and then from December 26 to December 30, you’ll earn double XP when you catch Pokemon. To cap off all of the festivities, Delibird-themed sweaters, gloves, and boots will be available for purchase in the Style Shop.