Niantic have revealed their plans for Pokemon Go in December 2019. Players will get to hunt new legendary Pokemon and special Pokemon in holiday costumes Pikachu, Raichu, and Pichu wearing beanies.
Pokemon Go is set to host a number of events by the end of the year. The developer Niantic have officially revealed the roadmap, which features everything that will be coming to their augmented reality title soon. From raids to new Pokemon to fresh avatar items, Pokemon Go will be packed with content during Holiday season. Here is the breakdown of the new stuff:
- A Challenging Development—Team GO Rocket Special Research
- Different Pokemon will be hatching from Eggs
- Virizion glides into five-star raids
- Lugia and Ho-Oh Special Raid Weekend!
- Pokemon GO Holidays 2019
- Warm-up with a special winter weekend event!
A Challenging Development, a new Special Research line designed to help take down Team GO Rocket, is available until the end of December. Defeat Giovanni this month, and you’ll have a chance to rescue Shadow Zapdos.
On top of this, starting on Monday, 16 December 2019, you can expect different Pokemon to be hatching from Eggs. Niantic is keeping these Pokemon a secret so players will have to find out which ones will it be by themselves.
Virizion, the Grassland Pokemon, will be coming to five-star raids. This Grass- and Fighting-type Legendary Pokemon has been said to confound opponents with its swift movements, so make sure you have your battle strategies ready before you encounter it. He will be available from Tuesday 17 December 2019, at 1:00 PM PST to Tuesday, 07 January 2020, at 1:00 PM- PST (GMT −8).
Pokemon Go will celebrate the holidays with a special Holiday-themed event that will feature Pokemon wearing beanies and more. Here's the breakdown of the event:
- Pokemon in holiday costumes: Pikachu, Raichu, and Pichu wearing beanies and Stantler wearing bells will appear in Pokemon GO for the first time!
- Pokemon appearing in the wild: Delightful Ice-type Pokemon will be appearing in the wild, such as Sneasel, Delibird, Snorunt, and more! Making its Pokemon GO debut will be Cubchoo, the Chill Pokemon!
- Pokemon appearing in Eggs: Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Pichu wearing beanies, and Stantler wearing bells will be hatching from 7 km Eggs
- Pokemon appearing in Raid Battles: Raichu wearing beanies and Stantler wearing bells will be available to challenge in two-star raids!
- Pokemon attracted by Glacial Lure Modules: Throw a Glacial Lure Module onto a PokeStop near you, and you’ll have a chance of encountering Cryogonal, the Crystallizing Pokemon, making its Pokemon GO debut!
- Event-exclusive Field Research: Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will reward you with the chance to encounter Pokemon like Pikachu wearing beanies!
- Save Shadow Pokemon! We have reason to believe that Team GO Rocket has turned more Pokemon, including Delibird, into Shadow Pokemon! There might be other Shadow Pokémon to discover in places high and low, so get out there and save them!
- If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Stantler wearing bells and Shiny Snover!
- Winter-themed avatar items coming to the shop! You can look forward to a Stantler Sweater and a Stantler Headband as well as a Beanie Hat to match the one some Pikachu are wearing for this event!