December 2023 promises to end the Pokemon GO year in style, with plenty of great in-game events to look forward to!

Of course, December is home to the 2023 Winter Holiday event, but there are also two Raid Days featuring Hisuian Pokemon, a bumper Community Day, and more to look forward to!

These are all of the Pokemon GO events taking place in December 2023, as well as the times that they start and end (in local time):

Don’t forget to hop into Pokemon GO for this month’s Raid Hours and the December 2023 Pokemon GO Spotlight Hours too!

December 2023 Pokemon GO Events Schedule
Credit: Niantic

Raid Day: Hisuian Samurott – December 3

The first Pokemon GO event of December 2023 is the Hisuian Samurott Raid Day.

Of course, this event featured the long-awaited Pokemon GO debut of Hisuain Samurott. However, if you want to get this regional Pokemon, you will need to defeat it in a 3-Star Raid first!

Pokemon GO Hisuian Samurott Raid Day

Along the Routes – December 5-8

The Along the Routes event introduces a brand new character to Pokemon GO – Mateo. He is an NPC who lets you trade Gifts at the end of Routes.

Additionally, there is plenty of Research to complete during Along the Routes and an updated selection of Pokemon spawning in the wild.

Pokemon GO Along the Routes Event

Catch Mastery: Ice – December 9

The Catch Mastery: Ice event features three Ice-type Pokemon: Bergmite, Snorunt, and Cryogonal.

Both Bergmite and Snorunt will be spawning in the wild frequently, while Crogonal will be available through Field Research and Timed Research.

Pokemon GO Catch Mastery Ice Event

Adamant Time – December 11-15

The Pokemon GO Adamant Time event is a celebration of the Kanto, with Pokemon from that region spawning in the wild more often and in Raids.

Additionally, the Ditto disguises will be getting an update for the first time in over 6 months!

Pokemon GO Adamant Time Event

Community Day – December 16 & 17

The December 2023 Pokemon GO Community Day will feature all of the Pokemon that have been featured in Community Day events this year.

This special event is spread over two days, with the first day focusing on Pokemon that featured in Community Days in the first half of the year. The December 16 featured Pokemon include Slowpoke, Togetic, Chespin, and Noibat.

Then, December 17 will feature Pokemon that have been the stars of Community Days in the second half of the year like Poliwag, Timburr, Grubbin, and Wooper.

Plus, you will have the opportunity to catch the featured Community Day Classic Pokemon from 2023 – Charmander, Squirtle, Mareep, Swinub, and Larvitar – in small windows on both days!

2023 Pokemon GO Community Day Event

Winter Holiday Part 1 – December 18-25

Pokemon GO’s 2023 Winter Holiday event begins on December 18, 2023. This is one of the biggest yearly events in Pokemon GO and will feature plenty of Ice-type and wintery Pokemon.

Of course, Delibird is returning, but there will also be plenty of festive-costumed pokemon to catch. Plus, Cetoddle is making its Pokemon GO debut!

Pokemon GO 2023 Winter Holiday Part 1

Raid Day: Wyrdeer – December 23

The second Pokemon GO Raid Day of December 2023 will feature another Pokemon found in the Hisui region.

Wyrdeer will be making its GO debut in 3-Star Raids during this event!

Pokemon GO Wyrdeer Raid Day

Winter Wonderland – December 23-24

Last year’s Pokemon GO Winter Wonderland mini event added a festive Collection Challenge for players to complete and awarded a Galarian Mr Mime.

Hopefully, the December 2023 Winter Wonderland event in Pokemon GO will have an equally good Collection Challenge and reward. Let’s hope to see Hisuian Avalugg!

Pokemon GO Hisuian Avalugg Raid Day

Winter Holiday Part 2 – December 25-31

Part 2 of the 2023 Winter Holiday event in Pokemon GO starts on Christmas Day itself.

Expect more winter-themed Research to complete and maybe some extra festive costumed Pokemon!

Pokemon GO Winter Holiday Eevee
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