Pokémon Go December occasions carry Virizion to raids, introduce new ice-types to the game

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A Cubchoo happily opens his arms for a hug

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Pokémon Go is internet hosting a number of occasions all through December to wrap up the 12 months, together with Virizion lastly becoming a member of raids and a particular Stantler spawning with sleigh bells.

The Team Rocket analysis, Looming within the Shadows, appears to have a sequel, too: A Challenging Development. Completing this may unlock Shadow Zapdos for gamers.

Virizion, the grass- and fighting-type member of the Swords of Justice will be part of Pokémon Go in tier 5 raids beginning on Dec. 17. It’ll keep there till Jan. 7. Lugia and Ho-oh may also seem in raids for a particular weekend from Dec. 20 till Dec. 23.

Outside of the upcoming Community Weekend, the most effective occasion this month is the holiday-themed one beginning on Dec. 24. Ice-type Pokémon will spawn in abundance, in addition to Pikachu, Raichu, and Pichu sporting beanies. Stantler may also spawn sporting bells. There’s no photographs of those Pokémon simply but, however they’re most likely going to be lovable.

Cubchoo, the ice-type bear Pokémon with snot dripping from its nostril, and Cryogonal, the ice shard-like Pokémon may also make their first appearances within the game throughout this occasion. Lucky gamers may also be capable of discover a Shiny Stantler (sporting bells, after all) or a Shiny Snover.

Shiny Snover and Abomasnow stand with their regular forms

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During the vacation occasion, gamers will be capable of open 40 items a day, carry 20 items without delay, and each participant will get a single-use Incubator from a Poké Stop every day. Throughout the occasion, there may also be different candy boosts:

  • Dec. 24-25: Doubled catch and switch Candy
  • Dec. 26-27: Doubled catch Stardust
  • Dec. 28-29: Doubled catch XP
  • Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Halved egg hatch distance

On Dec. 28, gamers will be capable of get a Glaceon with Last Resort by evolving their Eevees close to a Glacial Lure. Regice may also return to raids for today solely.