GO for the holidays — Pokemon GO announces Winter 2021 Holiday event

The Pokemon GO team today announced Winter 2021 Holiday event. The event will run from December 16 at 10 a.m. local time to December 31 at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Full event period

  • Postcard Book
    • Releases at the start of the event
    • “Whenever a Trainer sends a gift, a postcard from that location is also attached based on the Pokéstop location that gift was from”
    • Players can also pin Postcards to their Postcard Book
  • Holiday Cup in GO Battle League Season 10
  • Event Bonuses
    • “Open up to 45 Gifts per day, and hold up to 40 Gifts in your Item Bag”
    • “Team GO Rocket Grunts will have more Water- and Ice-type Pokémon”
    • “Mega Abomasnow CP boost”
  • Costumed Pokémon:

Pikachu wearing a holiday hat

Holiday Delibird

Holiday Stantler

Holiday Spheal

Holiday Cubchoo

Holiday Glaceon







  • Avatar items
    • Purchasable in the in-game shop starting December 15 at 1:00 p.m. PST
    • Festive Hat, Festive Jacket, Festive Shorts

  • Stickers
    • Trainers can “get holiday-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop”
  • Bundles
    • Holiday-themed bundles will be purchasable in the in-game shop
    • “Special Box (480 PokéCoins): 50 Poké Balls, two Premium Battle Passes, two Super Incubators, three Star Pieces”
    • “Ultra Box (1,480 PokéCoins): 25 Ultra Balls, 18 Raid Passes, five Super Incubators, five Incense”
    • “Adventure Box (1,480 PokéCoins): 18 Super Incubators, two Incubators, two Incense, four Star Pieces”



Bergmite and Avalugg are debuting December 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time.


A Winter Wonderland Mini-Event

  • December 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time to December 26 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • Collection Challenge
    • December 25 to December 31 at 8:00 p.m. local time
    • Trainers need to trade for the following Pokémon:
      • Swinub
      • Snorunt
      • Spheal (Doesn’t need to be costumed)
      • Snover
      • Vanillite
      • Cubchoo (Doesn’t need to be costumed)
    • When completed, Trainers can encounter Galarian Mr. Mime
  • Trainers can trade up to 40 km away
  • Field Research Task Encounters: Holiday Delibird


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