Here’s a quick overview of what to expect for December in Pokémon Go. We have Research Breakthrough Encounters, the traditional weekly Pokecoin bundle, and more.
December Research Breakthrough encounters
Date and time: Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 21:00 GMT (1:00 p.m. PST) until Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 21:00 GMT (1:00 p.m. PST).
Weekly 1 PokeCoin bundles
As is the tradition at this time, every Monday in December there will be a one-time shopping package that brings Remote Raid Passes and other items to the store for 1 Pokecoin.
Pokemon in raids
Raid rotation starts and ends at all. 10.00 local time on the indicated dates.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to Thursday, December 16, 2021:
Thursday, December 16, 2021, to Friday, December 31, 2021:
Mega Steelix will be making its Mega Raids debut:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to Thursday, December 23, 2021:
- Mega Steelix*
Thursday, December 23, 2021, to Friday, January 7, 2022:
- Mega Abomasnow*
Expect a Raid Hour event to occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time every Wednesday in December.
- December 1, December 8, and December 15: Reshiram*
- December 1, December 8, and December 15: Zekrom*
- December 22 and December 29: Kyurem*
Pokemon Spotlight Hours
Clear your schedules for every Tuesday of December from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.
- December 7: Electabuzz*. Bonus: 2× Transfer Candy
- December 14: Magmar*. Bonus: 2× XP for evolving Pokemon
- December 21: Snover*. Bonus: 2× Catch XP
- December 28: Cubchoo*. Bonus: 2× Catch Candy
*If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one.
December Community Day
The last common day of the year will be Saturday, December 18, 2021 and Sunday, December 19, 2021. More about Pokémon Go’s December Community Day.
- Legacy Season: A new season has begun on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. 10.00 local time. Heritage season ends on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 10.00 local time.
- Swineb Sunshine Day: Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Swineb will be more attracted to sunshine.
- Dragonspiral Descent: An event inspired by the Dragonspiral Tower of the Unova region, scheduled from Tuesday, December 7, 2021 to Sunday, December 12, 2021.
- Pokémon Go Holiday Part 1 and Part 2: The Pokémon Go Holiday Event returns on Thursday, December 16, 2021 and runs through Friday, December 31, 2021.
More information about the upcoming events will be shared at a later date.