Pokemon GO - All events, Raids and Spotlight Hours coming in December

Published: 11:26, 04 December 2021
Pokemon GO - Winter 2021
Pokemon GO - Winter 2021

Pokemon GO's Season of Heritage has kicked off at the start of December, but that's not the only thing that will be keeping the Trainers busy in the lead-up to the New Year.

Here's a quick rundown of what you can count on for December in Pokemon GO. We have Research Breakthrough Encounters, the traditional weekly PokeCoin bundles and more.

December Research Breakthrough encounters

Date and time: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 21:00 GMT (1:00 p.m. PST) until Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 21:00 GMT (1:00 p.m. PST).

  • Deino*
Weekly 1 PokeCoin bundles

As is the tradition at this point, every Monday in December will bring a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items to the shop for 1 PokeCoin. 

Pokemon in raids

Five-Star Raids

Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to Thursday, December 16, 2021:

  • Reshiram*
  • Zekrom*

Thursday, December 16, 2021, to Friday, December 31, 2021:

  • Kyurem*

Mega Raids

Mega Steelix will be making its Mega Raids debut:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to Thursday, December 23, 2021:

  • Mega Steelix*

Thursday, December 23, 2021, to Friday, January 7, 2022:

  • Mega Abomasnow*

Raid Hours

Expect a Raid Hour event to occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time every Wednesday in December. 

  • December 1, December 8, and December 15: Reshiram*
  • December 1, December 8, and December 15: Zekrom*
  • December 22 and December 29: Kyurem*
Pokemon Spotlight Hours

Clear your schedules for every Tuesday of December from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

  • December 7: Electabuzz*. Bonus: 2× Transfer Candy
  • December 14: Magmar*. Bonus: 2× XP for evolving Pokemon
  • December 21: Snover*. Bonus: 2× Catch XP
  • December 28: Cubchoo*. Bonus: 2× Catch Candy

*If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one.

December Community Day

The final Community day of the year will take place on  Saturday, December 18, 2021, and Sunday, December 19, 2021. More information about Pokemon GO's December Community Day.

Upcoming events
  • Season of Heritage: A new Season has begun on  Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The Season of Heritage will end on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Swinub Incense Day: On Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Swinub will be attracted more frequently to Incense.
  • Dragonspiral Descent: An event inspired by the Unova region’s Dragonspiral Tower, scheduled from Tuesday, December 7, 2021, until Sunday, December 12, 2021. 
  • Pokemon GO Holidays Part 1 and Part 2: The Pokemon GO Holidays event returns on Thursday, December 16, 2021, and runs until Friday, December 31, 2021.

More information about the upcoming events will be shared at a later date.

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