Happy Holidays, travelers!
The Holiday 2018 event has begun – and it’s brought new Pokemon, shinies, eggs, Raid bosses, and a chain of back-to-back bonuses from now into the new year! You can find a new live countdown of all these bonus windows on our newly-overhauled homepage!
To help you make sense of the holiday fun, here’s a concise summary of everything that’s come to Pokemon GO so far in this event:
10 New Wild Species!
Several brand new species to Pokemon GO have arrived:
- Skorupi (evolves into Drapion – found in the wild)
- Finneon (evolves into Lumineon – found in the wild)
- Bronzor (evolves into Bronzong – found in the wild)
- Snover (evolves into Abomasnow – found in the wild)
- Croagunk (evolves into Toxicroak – found in the wild)
- Shiny Azurill has been hatched from 7km eggs – and its whole family is a beauty:
- Shiny Delibird has also been encountered in the wild!
- Just to confirm, shiny Santa Hat Pikachu has been encountered in the wild and Shiny Santa Hat Pichu is hatching this season as well.
- Heatran is our new reigning T5 Legendary
- The rest of the Raid bosses are being reported in the Research Group’s megathread and are updating live on the site here: https://thesilphroad.com/raid-bosses. We’ll know the full roster soon!
Eggs (3 New Species!)
- Mantyke, Munchlax, and Chingling have been hatched in 7km eggs!
- Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax have increased hatching odds in 7km eggs
- The Research Group is running a task force to identify any other additions/changes/removals from the egg pool. This data is being updated live here: https://thesilphroad.com/egg-distances. Last time it took us <48 hours to confirm every addition and removal – so stay tuned!
- Once per day, spinning a PokéStop will award a free single-use Incubator until January 2! (That’s over a dozen free incubators!)
- New Delibird-themed avatar cosmetics are available in the shop – namely this glorious ugly sweater, earmuffs, boots, and gloves.
- Double Catch/Transfer Candy: December 18 to December 22,
- Double Catch Stardust: December 22 to December 26
- Double XP: December 26 to December 30
- 1/2 Incubator Distance: December 30 to January 2
(Remember countdowns for these windows are now mobile-optimized on the homepage!)
Overall, it’s going to be an awesome event! Happy holidays, travelers!