Season of Celebration is the first Pokémon GO Season. Season of Celebration runs from Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, March 1, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. local time, and features a wide variety of Pokémon in the Northern and Southern hemisphere.
This page lists all gameplay changes, events and bonuses that are happening during the Pokémon GO’s Season of Celebration.
Season of Celebration Spawns and Eggs
During this Season, Trainers can expect different Pokémon to appear in the wild. Additionally, Northern and Southern hemisphere will have different Pokémon spawns in the wild.
Pokémon more frequently seen in the Northern hemisphere
During the Season of Celebration, Pokémon linked to winter will be spawning more frequently in the Northern hemisphere:
Pokémon more frequently seen in the Southern hemisphere
During the Season of Celebration, Pokémon linked to summer will be spawning more frequently in the Southern hemisphere:
Changes to Pokémon Eggs
Once Season of Celebration starts, Growlithe and Wingull will be hatching from 2 km Eggs and Baltoy and Ducklett will be hatching from 5 km Eggs. Shinx will be hatching from the 5 km Eggs you receive from Adventure Sync rewards instead of Ducklett.
Seel, Aron, and Elgyem will no longer be hatching from Eggs at all.
Season of Celebration Mega Raids
During the Season of Celebration, a variety of Mega-Evolved Pokémon will rotate throughout the Mega Raids system. Here’s what we know:
- Mega Charizard X, Mega Gengar, and Mega Abomasnow will be the only Pokémon appearing in Mega Raids throughout December!
- Mega Charizard X will be more powerful during the first half of December
- Different Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids in the new year.
- Other Mega-Evolved Pokémon may become more powerful at different times throughout the Season of Celebration
Season of Celebration Events
Here are some other events you can expect to happen during this Season.
December Community Day
Pokémon GO December Community Day event will be held on Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, 2020. Throughout the event, Pokémon featured in Community Day events throughout 2019 and 2020 will be appearing more frequently in the wild and in raids.
This event will be a great time for you to catch Pokémon featured in any Community Day events you may have missed! Stay tuned for more details soon!
GO Battle League Season 6
Starting with Season 6, the GO Battle League will expand from 10 to 24 ranks, and the top four ranks will have all-new names and corresponding badges. Learn more here: GO Battle League Season 6 Rank Changes
The expanded ranks will be accompanied by a totally new reward structure, which gives you more opportunities to earn exclusive rewards through ranking up.
You can expect the GO Battle League rewards to be tied to the theme of the current Season, too! Season 6 begins Monday, November 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
Kalos Celebration Event
From Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Pokémon originally discovered in the Kalos region will be appearing in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids for the first time!
You can also look forward to exclusive Field Research and Timed Research during this event.
Learn more about the Kalos region in our A Beginners Guide to the Kalos Region and Generation 6 Moves: Biggest Winners and Losers (PvE) articles.