Pokémon Go Holidays 2021 Complete Event Guide

It’s the most delightful time of year, and that means the yearly Pokémon Go holiday event is back! This time around, there are two fresh Pokémon, some overwhelming bonuses, and, as at all times, the regular free Incubator from PokeStops.

We have got all the particulars on the Pokémon Go Holiday 2021 event in this post, so read till the end to acquire complete knowledge. The event is divided into two different parts, each with its individual activities. There are also some extras and features that are put on to the event as a complete. Keep reading on for all the info you need to rejoice the holiday season in Pokémon Go.

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Pokémon Go Holidays 2021 – Complete Event Period Details

Here we are going to mark a few things that apply to the whole event, which runs from 16th December at 10 am to 31st December at 8 pm, local time. Here is a rundown!

New Pokémon  

Here’s who is new and debuting during Part 1 and 2:

  • Holiday Glaceon
  • Holiday Spheal

And during Part 2 only:

  • Bergmite
  • Avalugg

New shinies are available, too, including the following:

  • Shiny Holiday Spheal
  • Shiny Galarian Darumaka
  • Shiny Galarian Darmanitan
  • Shiny Holiday Glaceon

The spawns, Raid bosses, and Field Research encounter rewards are typically identical for both parts of the event, with a few exclusions. We will roughly draft these in the separate segments of this guide!


Some predominant bonuses will be put on to both portions of the event, too.

  • You can open up to a maximum of 45 gifts per day
  • You can hold up to a maximum of 40 gifts in your inventory
  • Team GO Rocket Grunts will have more Ice- and Water-type Pokémon on their teams
  • Special holiday stickers will drop from PokeStops and gifts they’ll also be in the shop for procurement
  • Mega Abomasnow will enjoy a CP boost for the duration of the event

The Shop

There are limited things you will get in the in-game shop during the holidays.

New holiday-themed avatar items are obtainable, together with a hat, jacket, and pair of shorts. They are green and be similar to the outfit one of Santa’s elves might wear. These avatar items are accessible forever, starting on 15th December at 4 pm EST.

As declared, you will also be capable to grasp some holiday stickers from the shop by buying them. They will also drip from PokeStops and gifts.

Lastly, three event boxes will be obtainable. Here’s what they will comprise:

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Go Battle League – Holiday Cup

If you wish to rejoice in the revelries by fighting other Trainers, you are in luck, as there is a holiday-themed tournament taking place.

The Holiday Cup runs from 16th December to 31st Dec. Here are the rules you have to follow for this event:

  • Pokémon must be CP 1,500 or lower
  • Only the following types are allowed: Normal, Grass, Electric, Ice, Flying, and Ghost


As part of the Holidays 2021 event, Niantic has publicized the addition of a novel feature: Postcards!

You know those tiny cards that are involved in gifts that you send and obtain, with the portrait and name of the PokeStop they were released from? Present-day you will be able to save both means (received gifts and your own) in a book of them!

The Postcard Book will be accessible from your inventory or your Trainer profile page. In it, you will be able to save the postcards you accept or even those involved in your individual gifts. The pinned postcards will have the date you acquired them and the name of the individual who sent them. You can also category your Postcard Book by date or sender’s name.

If you are worried regarding your confidentiality, you can toggle a setting that hides your Trainer name from other people’s Postcard Books.

So how you are going to prepare for this new Pokémon Go Holiday event 2021. Do you live the overall concept of this event? Share your view on this special event with us in the comment section and keep visiting our site for special and recent gaming updates like this Thanks.

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