Part 2 of the 2023 Winter Holiday event brings even more festive cheer to Pokemon GO!

Pokemon GO’s yearly Winter Holiday event is always split into two parts, with new costumed Pokemon arriving with Part 2. The 2023 edition brings festive Psyduck and Golduck to the game, alongside updated wild spawns, Raids, and more!

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2023 Winter Holiday Part 2 event!

2023 Winter Holiday Part 2 Date & Time

Part 2 of the 2023 Pokemon GO Winter Holiday event is taking place from 10 AM local time on December 25 until 8 PM local time on December 31.

  • Starts:
  • Ends:

As this event ends so late on New Year’s Eve, it looks like there will be no Pokemon GO event to celebrate the end of the year in 2023.

Pokemon GO 2023 Winter Holiday Part 1

New Costumed & Shiny Pokemon

Two new costumed Pokemon and a brand-new shiny are coming to Pokemon GO in 2023 Winter Holiday Part 2. They are:

  • Psyduck (Holiday Costume)
  • Golduck (Holiday Costume)
  • Shiny Vanillite
New Pokemon 2023 Winter Holiday Part 2

Bonuses

The following bonuses will be active throughout the whole of the Winter Holiday event:

  • Either double XP for catching Pokemon or double Stardust for catching Pokemon
  • Increased XP and Stardust from opening Gifts

Wild Spawns

A number of costumed and Ice-type Pokemon will be spawning in the wild during Winter Holiday Part 2:

PokemonStandardShiny
Pikachu
(Wearing Holiday Attire)
Holiday Attire Pikachu Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Attire Pikachu Pokemon GO
Alolan Vulpixalolan vulpix pokemon goShiny Alolan Vulpix Pokemon GO
Psyduck
(Wearing a Holiday Outfit)
Holiday Psyduck Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Psyduck Pokemon GO
SeelSeel Pokemon GOShiny Seel Pokemon GO
Eevee
(Wearing a Holiday Hat)
Holiday Hat Eevee Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Hat Eevee Pokemon GO
SwinubPokemon GOShiny Swinub Pokemon GO
Delibird
(Wearing a Holiday Outfit)
Holiday Delibird Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Delibird Pokemon GO
SnoruntSnorunt Pokemon GOShiny Snorunt Pokemon GO
Spheal
(Wearing a Holiday Scarf)
Holiday Spheal Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Spheal Pokemon GO
Galarian DarumakaGalarian DarumakaShiny Galarian Darumaka
VanilliteVanillite Pokemon GOShiny Vanillite Pokemon GO
Cubchoo
(Wearing a Holiday Ribbon)
Holiday Cubchoo Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Cubchoo Pokemon GO
CryogonalCryogonal Pokemon GOShiny Cryogonal Pokemon GO
CetoddleCetoddle Pokemon GONot Available
SneaselSneasel Pokemon GOShiny Sneasel Pokemon GO
PiloswinePiloswine Pokemon GONot Available
in the Wild
AmauraAmaura Pokemon GOShiny Amaura Pokemon GO

Raids

The following Pokemon will be in Raids during Winter Holiday Part 2:

PokemonRaid TierStandardShiny
Pikachu
(Wearing Holiday Attire)
1Holiday Attire Pikachu Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Attire Pikachu Pokemon GO
Alolan Vulpix1alolan vulpix pokemon goShiny Alolan Vulpix Pokemon GO
Cubchoo
(Wearing a Holiday Ribbon)
1Holiday Cubchoo Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Cubchoo Pokemon GO
Spheal
(Wearing a Holiday Scarf)
1Holiday Spheal Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Spheal Pokemon GO
Crabrawler1Crabrawler Pokemon GONot Available
Cetoddle1Cetoddle Pokemon GONot Available
Dewgong3Dewgong Pokemon GONot Available
From Raids
Lapras3lapras pokemon goShiny Lapras Pokemon GO
Delibird
(Wearing a Holiday Outfit)
3Holiday Delibird Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Delibird Pokemon GO
Glaceon
(Wearing an Undersea Holiday Outfit)
3Undersea Holiday Glaceon Pokemon GOShiny Undersea Holiday Glaceon Pokemon GO

2km Winter Holiday Eggs

Any 2km Egg that you pick up during the Winter Holiday Part 2 event will contain one of the following 5 Pokemon:

PokemonStandardShiny
Psyduck
(Wearing a Holiday Outfit)
Holiday Psyduck Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Psyduck Pokemon GO
Eevee
(Wearing a Holiday Hat)
Holiday Hat Eevee Pokemon GOShiny Holiday Hat Eevee Pokemon GO
SmoochumSmoochum Pokemon GOShiny Smoochum Pokemon GO
Galarian DarumakaGalarian DarumakaShiny Galarian Darumaka
AmauraAmaura Pokemon GOShiny Amaura Pokemon GO

Research

Most of the Research from Part 1 of the Winter Holiday is still available, but there are also new Field Research Tasks to complete:

  1. Winter Holiday Part 2 Field Research Tasks
    • Rewards for these include encounters with plenty of festive Pokemon and Mega Energy for Ice-type Pokemon
  2. Winter Wishes Timed Research
    • The rewards for this include a bonus of your choosing as well as plenty of Winter-themed Pokemon encounters
  3. Paid Timed Research
    • There are two Paid Timed Researches – one costs $2, and the other $5
      • The $2 Winter Holiday Research rewards include 2 Premium Battle Passes and event-themed costumed Pokemon
      • The $5 Frosty Festivities Research rewards include a bonus 2x Candy for catching Pokemon, event-themed costumed Pokemon, and an exclusive avatar pose
Pokemon GO 2023 Winter Holiday Avatar Pose

While this is the final Pokemon GO event of 2023, there’s bound to be plenty more coming in the new year. Stay tuned for all of the upcoming announcements!

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