Pokemon GO Holiday Event Adds New Costumes, Pokemon, And More

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Niantic and company recently revealed a new upcoming feature for Pokemon Go called Buddy Adventure, an “elevated bonding experience for Trainers and their buddies.” Players get to know their traveling pocket monster companions by their side with a variety of new and more immersive features. It won’t arrive until next year but in the meantime, Trainers can warm up to the holiday festivities with Pokemon GO’s seasonal event.

Going on now until January 7th, Pokemon Go players can take advantage of bonuses, new generation 5 Pokemon, legendaries, and themed content. There’s new field research tasks that will give Trainers exclusive holiday variants. Check out a sneak peek below:

There’s no shortage of content this year as Pokemon GO maintains its popularity with mobile Trainers. In addition to the new content Niantic already added earlier in the month, here’s everything else they’re bringing to the table:


  • Pok√©mon in holiday costumes:¬†Pikachu, Raichu, and Pichu wearing beanies and Stantler wearing bells will appear in Pok√©mon GO for the first time!
  • Pok√©mon appearing in the wild:¬†Delightful Ice-type Pok√©mon will be appearing in the wild, such as Sneasel, Delibird, Snorunt, and more! Making its Pok√©mon GO debut will be Cubchoo, the Chill Pok√©mon!
  • Pok√©mon appearing in Eggs:¬†Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Pichu wearing beanies, and Stantler wearing bells will be hatching from 7 km Eggs!
  • Pok√©mon appearing in Raid Battles:¬†Raichu wearing beanies and Stantler wearing bells will be available to challenge in two-star raids!
  • Pok√©mon attracted by Glacial Lure Modules:¬†Throw a Glacial Lure Module onto a Pok√©Stop near you, and you‚Äôll have a chance of encountering Cryogonal, the Crystallizing Pok√©mon, making its Pok√©mon GO debut!
  • Event-exclusive Field Research:¬†Enjoy event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will reward you with the chance to encounter Pok√©mon like Pikachu wearing beanies!
  • Save Shadow Pok√©mon!¬†We have reason to believe that Team GO Rocket has turned more Pok√©mon, including Delibird, into Shadow Pok√©mon! There might be other Shadow Pok√©mon to discover in places high and low, so get out there and save them!
  • If you‚Äôre 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!

On December 28th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 pm local time, there will be a two-hour glacial lure module that will bring out Lapras, Delibird, Cubchoo, and others from hiding! Players can evolve Eevee into Glaceon during the event with a charged attack called Last Resort. There’s a mysterious “eight hour long weekend event” during the last Saturday of December, so be on the look-out for something special!

There’s a lot more where that came from too. For additional details such as bonus candy, stardust, and experience times, check out the official blog here.

What are you going to buckle down and accomplish first? Which addition to Pokemon Go is your favorite this holiday season? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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Hoi is an elusive figure at DFTG, whose favorite past-times include chillin' in the Fade, reading manga, watching anime, collecting novelty items, and gaming.


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