The Pokémon Go Holidays 2021 event is almost here and we here at iMore have all the details — every new and costumed Pokémon, all the returning Pokémon, Raids, the new Postcard Book feature, and more! And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey

What is the Holidays 2021 event in Pokémon Go?

The Pokémon Go Holidays event is a recurring event that takes place every December. Each year, players are treated with costumed Pokémon, lots of Ice types, and other festive fun. This year will introduce new Pokémon, Bergmite and its evolution, Avalugg, as well as a brand new feature: the Postcard Book. There will be many Pokémon taking over the map and raids, as well as lots of Field Research, Timed Research, and even a mini event with its own Collection Challenge.

When is the Holidays 2021 event in Pokémon Go?

The Holidays 2021 event will be divided into two parts. The first part begins on December 16 and part two begins on December 23. The event will conclude on December 31, just in time for New Years.

Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk.

Costumed Pokémon

As usual, this holiday event will feature multiple costumed Pokémon. The following familiar faces from years prior and new costumed Pokémon will be available:

  • Pikachu* with a Santa hat
  • Delibird* with a festive ribbon
  • Stantler* with jingle bells
  • Spheal* with a scarf
  • Cubchoo* with a festive ribbon
  • Glaceon* with a festive cape

Wild

Costumed Pokémon and Ice types will be taking over the wild spawns during the Holidays 2021 event. You may encounter the following Pokémon during the event:

  • Costumed Pikachu*
  • Alolan Sandshrew*
  • Swinub*
  • Costumed Delibird*
  • Costumed Stantler*
  • Snorunt*
  • Costumed Spheal*
  • Snover*
  • Vanillite
  • Costumed Cubchoo*
  • Cryogonal
  • Alolan Vulpix* (part two only)
  • Bergmite (part two only)

Raids

During part one of the Holidays 2021 event, players will be able to work together to challege the following raids:

  • Costumed Pikachu* (one star)
  • Alolan Sandshrew* (one star)
  • Swinub* (one star)
  • Costumed Spheal* (one star)
  • Costumed Cubchoo* (one star)
  • Cloyster (three star)
  • Costumed Delibird* (three star)
  • Costumed Stantler* (three star)
  • Costumed Glaceon* (three star)
  • Kyurem* (five star)
  • Mega Steelix*

Then, during part two of the event, players will be able to battle against the following Pokémon:

  • Costumed Pikachu* (one star)
  • Alolan Vulpix* (one star)
  • Costumed Spheal* (one star)
  • Costumed Cubchoo* (one star)
  • Galarian Darumaka* (one star)
  • Lapras* (three star)
  • Costumed Delibird* (three star)
  • Costumed Stantler* (three star)
  • Costumed Glaceon* (three star)
  • Kyurem* (five star)
  • Mega Abomasnow*

Eggs

During the second part of the Holidays 2021 event in Pokémon Go, players will be able to hatch the following Pokémon from 7KM friend eggs:

  • Swinub*
  • Costumed Cubchoo*
  • Smoochum*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Bergmite
  • Cryogonal

Field Research

During the Holidays 2021 event, players will be able to spin PokéStops for event exclusive Field Research tasks. We don’t know what those tasks will be yet, but we do know some of the Pokémon you can encounter for completing these tasks. During part one of the event, players will be able to encounter the following Pokémon:

  • Costumed Pikachu*
  • Alolan Vulpix*
  • Swinub*
  • Costumed Stantler*
  • Costumed Spheal*
  • Costumed Cubchoo*
  • Cryogonal

Then, during part two of the Holidays 2021 event, players will be rewarded with encounters with the following Pokémon:

  • Costumed Pikachu*
  • Alolan Sandshrew*
  • Swinub*
  • Costumed Stantler*
  • Costumed Spheal*
  • Costumed Cubchoo*
  • Galarian Darumaka*

PokéShop

During the Holidays 2021 event, players will also be able to purchase the following items from the PokéShop:

  • Avatar Style Festive hat
  • Avatar Style Festive jacket
  • Avatar Style Festive shorts
  • Holiday stickers for friend gifts
  • Special Box: 50 PokéBalls, two Premium Battle Passes, two Super Incubators, and three Star Pieces for 480 PokéCoins
  • Ultra Box: 25 Ultra Balls, 18 Premium Battle Passes, five Super Incubators, and five Incense for 1,480 PokéCoins
  • Adventure Box: 18 Super Incubators, tow Incubators, two Incense, and four Star Pieces

Timed Research

During the second half of the event, there will be not one, but two Timed Research lines. Both Timed Research lines will reward players with an encounter with Galarian Mr. Mime.

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Postcard Book

During the Holidays 2021 event, a brand new feature is being introduced: the Postcard Book. Using the Postcard Book, players will be able to save postcards from the gifts their friends have sent or gifts they pick up from PokéStops. To use this new feature, simply tap the pin button on your gifts. Now you can save the memories of your Pokémon Journey.

Bonuses

In addition to all the Pokémon, raids, and more, during part two of the Holidays 2021 event, players will get one free Incubator from their first PokéStop spin of the day.

A Winter Wonderland mini event

As if all the Holiday fun wasn’t enough, there will also be a mini event during the Holidays 2021 event in Pokémon Go. On Saturday and Sunday, December 25 and 26, players will be able to participate in A Winter Wonderland, a mini event with a Collection Challenge, event exclusive Field Research, and more.

Collection Challenge

During part two, players who can catch every Pokémon in the Collection Challenge will earn themselves an encounter with a Galarian Mr. Mime. The following Pokémon are in the Collection Challenge:

  • Swinub*
  • Snorunt*
  • Spheal*
  • Snover*
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo*

Note: neither Spheal, nor Cubchoo need to be costumed for this Collection Challenge.

Field Research

A Winter Wonderland will feature additional event exclusive Field Research tasks. We don’t know what these tasks will be yet, but they will reward players with encounters with the Costumed Delibird.

Questions about the Holidays 2021 event in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about the Holidays 2021 event in Pokémon Go? Which costumed Pokémon is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go guides so you too can be a Pokémon Master!

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Original source: https://www.imore.com/pokemon-go-holidays-2021-event-guide