Pokemon Go December Update Brings Winter Holiday Celebration, Mythic Wishes Season Kickoff, And More

Niantic has revealed details about what’s to come in the December Pokemon Go update, and the final month of 2022 will be a busy one for mobile trainers.

The Season of Mythic Wishes – the ninth quarterly season since the game adopted the format – will kick off on December 1, which will introduce new bonuses, including extra candy every time two players trade with each other. The number of gifts that can be used will also increase during the season, with players being allowed to open 40 gifts per day (down from 20) and send 125 gifts to other players per day (down from 100).

The full December slate.

December’s Five Star Raids will feature Legendary Pokemon from the Unova region, with three of the four Swords of Justice – Virizion, Terrakion, and Cobalion – each appearing for a week, followed by Kyurem at the end of the month. The four Sword of Justice, Keldeo, will debut in Pokemon Go during a special event on December 10 and 11.

The full list of Pokemon and events included in the Pokemon Go December update is as follows:

  • Events
    • On the way to Hoenn Mega Raid Day
      • December 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time
      • Mega Sceptile, Mega Blaziken, and Mega Swampert debut in Pokemon Go
    • Mythic Blade
      • From December 6 at 10:00 a.m. local time to December 11 at 8:00 p.m. local time
      • More information to be published soon
    • Elite Raids
      • December 10 at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. local time
      • Pokemon that will feature to be announced
    • Something Extraordinary: Keldeo Special Research
      • December 10 from 10:00 a.m. local time to 10:00 p.m. local time
      • Keldeo debuts on Pokemon Go
    • Community day
      • December 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time
      • Pokemon that will feature to be announced
    • Winter Vacation Part 1
      • From December 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time to December 23 at 10:00 p.m. local time
    • Winter Vacation Part 2
      • From December 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time to December 31 at 10:00 p.m. local time
    • winter wonderland
      • December 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time
    • Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day
      • December 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time
  • Raids
    • Five stars
      • December 1 to 8: Viridium
      • December 8-15: Terrakion
      • December 15-23: Cobalion
      • December 23-31: Kyurem
    • Mega
      • December 1-8: Mega Abomasnow
      • December 8-15: Mega Agron
      • December 16-31: Mega Glalie
  • Business hours
    • December 6: Wooper
    • December 13: Spheal
    • December 20: Bergmite
    • December 27: Cubchoo
      • All take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time

Pokemon Go is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

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