Pokemon Go Christmas event countdown – Start date, Delibird, Ice Pokemon, Incubators, more

Pokemon Go Christmas event (Image: NIANTIC)

Pokemon Go fans are counting down to the start of the Christmas 2018 event.

The next Pokemon Go Holiday event has a December 18 start date. Niantic events typically begin at 9pm in the UK.

Running until January 2, the latest Pokemon Go Christmas event once again sees the return of Delibird.

The gift-giving Pocket Monster will be joined by lots of Ice-type Pokemon such as Jynx, Sneasel, Swinub, Snorunt, Spheal, and Snover.

Needless to say, fans will also be able to encounter Pikachu wearing a festive hat.

Elsewhere, Smoochum, Azurill, and Munchlax will have a greater chance of hatching from 7 km Eggs, which can be unlocked by sending and receiving gifts to friends.

Trainers will also receive free single-use Incubators by spinning PokeStops until January 2. This is limited to one a day.

Limited time bonuses will also be available for the duration of the event, beginning on December 18.

From December 18 until December 22, Trainers will receive double candy for catching and transferring Pokemon.

Then, from December 22 until December 26, players will earn double Catch Stardust.

This will be followed by double XP when you catch Pokemon until December 30, followed by speedier Incubators until January 2.

Pokemon Go Christmas event (Image: NIANTIC)

There will even be some special Christmas-themed goodies available from the shop.

“Excited about showing your holiday spirit?” Niantic asks. “Outfit your avatar with the Delibird-themed sweater, gloves, and boots, available on December 18 in the Style Shop!

“So put a little happy in your holidays with Pokémon GO! Stay safe, and happy exploring!”


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