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Pokémon Go ‘Winter Holiday Part 2’ event, Timed Research guide

Eevee and its family are joining in on the holiday hat trend

Eevee and its evolutions cheer while wearing little hats in the snow Image: Niantic

Pokémon Go’s “Winter Holiday Part 2” event runs from Dec. 23-31 and features many of the costumed holiday Pokémon that weren’t included in the first part of the event.

Notably, this event introduces holiday hat versions of Eevee and its evolutions. Note that this is a holiday hat and is a different costume from the previously released Glaceon with the holiday cape. You can also evolve your Cubchoo with a holiday ribbon into a Beartic.

The paid Timed Research from the first part of the event is also still active, if you want to buy that pass.

Below we list out the Timed Research, Field Research, spawns, eggs, and raid targets for the “Winter Holiday Part 2” event.


Winter Wishes Timed Research and rewards

Winter Wishes step 1 of 2

  • Catch 5 Pokémon (Glacial Lure Module)
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or gyms (Eevee [holiday hat] encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times (2 Silver Pinap Berries)

Rewards: 500 Stardust, 500 XP

After this part, you’ll be able to pick from a branch of choices, which will impact what your final step will look like. Below you can see the rewards and options of each choice.

Winter Wishes step 2 of 2 — Hatching Eggs

  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Stantler [holiday costume] encounter)
  • Catch 25 Pokémon (Cubchoo [holiday ribbon] encounter)
  • Catch 40 ice-type Pokémon (Lapras encounter)
  • Catch 8 different species of ice-type Pokémon (Delibird [holiday ribbon] encounter)
  • Hatch 3 eggs (Galarian Darumaka encounter)
  • Send 25 gifts to friends (Eevee [holiday hat] encounter)

Rewards: Galarian Mr. Mime encounter, 1 Incubator

Winter Wishes step 2 of 2 — Catching Pokémon

  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Stantler [holiday costume] encounter)
  • Catch 25 Pokémon (Cubchoo [holiday ribbon] encounter)
  • Catch 40 ice-type Pokémon (Lapras encounter)
  • Catch 8 different species of ice-type Pokémon (Delibird [holiday ribbon] encounter)
  • Earn 25,000 XP (Galarian Darumaka encounter)
  • Send 25 gifts to friends (Eevee [holiday hat] encounter)

Rewards: Galarian Mr. Mime encounter, 1 Lucky Egg

Winter Wishes step 2 of 2 — Collecting Stardust

  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Stantler [holiday costume] encounter)
  • Catch 25 Pokémon (Cubchoo [holiday ribbon] encounter)
  • Catch 40 ice-type Pokémon (Lapras encounter)
  • Catch 8 different species of ice-type Pokémon (Delibird [holiday ribbon] encounter)
  • Earn 7,500 Stardust (Galarian Darumaka encounter)
  • Send 25 gifts to friends (Eevee [holiday hat] encounter)

Rewards: Galarian Mr. Mime encounter, 1 Star Piece

Pokémon Go Winter Holiday Part 2 event Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 5 different species of Pokémon Delibird (holiday ribbon) or Cubchoo (holiday ribbon) encounter
Catch 5 ice-type Pokémon 5 Poké Balls, 3 Pinap Berries, 3 Razz Berries, or 3 Ultra Balls
Catch 7 ice-type Pokémon Seel or Shellder encounter
Catch 10 different species of Pokémon Jynx encounter
Hatch an egg Sneasel encounter
Send 3 gifts with a sticker attached Crabrawler encounter or 25 Abomasnow Mega Energy
Open 5 gifts Alolan Sandshrew encounter
Send 5 gifts Pikachu (holiday costume) encounter
Win a raid Glaceon (holiday costume) encounter

Increased Pokémon spawns for Winter Holiday Part 2

  • Pikachu (holiday costume)
  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Eevee (holiday hat)
  • Swinub
  • Stantler
  • Delibird (holiday ribbon)
  • Snorunt
  • Spheal
  • Snover
  • Vanillite
  • Cubchoo (holiday ribbon)
  • Cryogonal
  • Bergmite

Winter Holiday Part 2 event specific 7 km eggs

  • Sneasel
  • Smoochum
  • Amaura
  • Bergmite
  • Crabrawler

Winter Holiday Part 2 event specific raid targets

  • Pikachu (holiday costume)
  • Alolan Sandshrew
  • Eevee (holiday hat)
  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Cubchoo (holiday ribbon)
  • Cloyster
  • Lapras
  • Delibird (holiday ribbon)
  • Glaceon (holiday costume)

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