With five days to go until Christmas Niantic has announced Pokémon GO’s Holiday 2017 event!

Starting later today at 1pm PST trainers will be able to…

  • Take advantage of the increase of Ice-type spawns
  • Catch the Festive Hat Pikachu from last year’s event
  • Receive a single-use egg incubator from your first PokéStop spin of the day (December 22nd-December 25th)
  • Purchase special boxes from the in game shop

This event also introduces the new item Star Pieces which will allow you to earn bonus stardust for 30 minutes, as well as the addition of several Water and Ice-types native to the Hoenn region – including fan favorites Feebas and Milotic! Based on the image it’s also safe to assume that Kyogre will be replacing Groudon as the reigning Legendary Raid Boss once its time is up.

You can check out the official announcement in its entirety at Niantic’s official Pokémon GO Blog.

Does this event add in your favorite Generation III ‘mon, or are you still waiting for it to be introduced in game?

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  • Re:Seraph

    Still no Flygon but the ultimate life form has been added in

  • joker901

    In Ultra Sun the game keeps saying that swift is not really effective on Zubat. Is this some sort of glitch or what?

    • Monkeyfuzz

      It must be, it should be normal effectiveness.

  • Chaos

    I love Pokemon Go events

    Here….for an exclusive amount of time you can spend more money on in-game purchases. Win-win for everybody.

  • Spetsnaz

    I’m personally excited for the event, just got a new phone so I can actually play longer than 5 mi it’s at a time! And glalie and the spheal line are being added, so I’m good!

  • Re:Seraph

    A rejected starter receives a N O I C E Evolutionary Line

    Pokedex Number: 64
    Happa
    Classification: The Leaf Slug Pokemon
    Height: 1’03”
    Weight: 5.3 Lbs
    Typing: Grass
    Ability: Overgrowth (Hidden Ability: Temperate)
    Stats:
    HP: 60
    Attack: 30
    Defense: 70
    Special Attack: 41
    Special Defense: 70
    Speed: 41
    Base Stat Total: 312
    Pokedex Entry: It uses its slime to climb trees so it may consume the fruit from them. When it can’t simply crawl towards the fruit, it utilizes its leaf to work like a hand so that it may pluck the fruit from the tree and consume it. The color and consistency of its slime trail determines how healthy it is. The greener and stickier it is, the healthier the Happa that made it is.

    Pokedex Number: 65
    Haname
    Classification: The Leaf Slug Pokemon
    Height: 3’01”
    Weight: 24.7 Lbs
    Typing: Grass/Bug
    Ability: Overgrowth (Hidden Ability: Temperate)
    Stats:
    HP: 80
    Attack: 50
    Defense: 85
    Special Attack: 68
    Special Defense: 85
    Speed: 50
    Base Stat Total: 418
    Pokedex Entry: Its body is extremely flexible and it can crawl into any space, regardless of how tight it is. It spits out a sticky fruit-scented silk that is relatively hard to see. When prey is caught in it, the silk will tighten around the unfortunate victim and squeeze them until they are either knocked out or completely immobile.

    Pokedex Number: 66
    Hanaiju
    Classification: The Mammoth Slug Pokemon
    Height: 6’11
    Weight: 124.9 Lbs
    Typing: Grass/Bug
    Ability: Overgrowth (Hidden Ability: Temperate)
    Stats:
    HP: 100
    Attack: 64
    Defense: 116
    Special Attack: 81
    Special Defense: 116
    Speed: 53
    Base Stat Total: 530
    Pokedex Entry: It coats its body in a strange fluid that lets it shrug off any temperature change it faces. This allows it to fluently survive in extremely harsh environments that normal Pokemon would easily perish in. Despite this, it requires sunlight to survive so it is unable to live underground. Interestingly, the more solar energy it has, the larger it becomes.

  • Natale

    Seeing Groudon and Kyogre makes me wonder if they’re going to add their primal forms in the game hmm

    Also Mawile when

  • UnburdenedLegume

    Disney bought Fox for $52.4bln. In 80 years, Disney will own everything in the world, including your dog and human rights.

  • TheUltraMonster6893

    So the anime has apparently entered what is basically the USUM arc of the series. I’m really trying to figure out how they’ll stretch this out for 2 years. Sure they could do a filler arc for part of it, but what would they do? It made sense for them to use the BF as filler and then they had to 2 archipelago filler arcs which also kind of made sense. I just don’t know what they’d do now.

    • UnburdenedLegume

      Maybe something like a Decolore Islands ”mini region” like with GF to fill the gap until gen 8 comes out. They’ve done it before in B/W. Orange Islands and Battle Frontier arc

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Yeah, but there usual go to style is islands. They’re already in a region that’s islands so where would they go? A solid landmass? lol

    • TheReece25

      Gen 8 coming Quick!

      • Feliz Navidad

        Pls no, they need all the time they can to make their first console game

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        I’m still not sure, but it’ll be interesting to see where things go.

    • Feliz Navidad

      Drag out Ula’ula and Poni as they’re both quite big, Necrozma plot, and then a separate Ultra Beast plot. Combine with a league (entry requirement is beating all four Kahunas, which means you’d of had to beat four trials as well for a total of 8 Z-Crystals like 8 badges) and we shouldn’t have too much filler besides the standard Slice of Life filler

      • TheUltraMonster6893

        Considering they’ve been speeding through all the other stuff it’d be quite jarring for them to suddenly slam on the breaks pacing wise. I just have no idea where they’re going with this. Sure the islands are big, but it’s not like Ash is fully traveling each island in general. Every time they have a plot point they need to have Ash do they just magically get him there and the he does it and moves on. It’s apparent they’ll have a UB arc, but they won’t separate hunting for UBs and Ash doing his trials. They’ll likely just have him do them as they go. In any case him doing 4 trials and then hunting for UBs might get them through this year, but it certainly won’t get them to fall of 2019. Not at the pace they’ve been going and not even at a slightly slower pace. It’s all just very weird. Also I’m not saying gen 8 is this next year, but they’re gonna have to do something if they want to keep the anime from hitting a wall.

  • Feliz Navidad

    Kind of embarrassed because I posted it on the last article by mistake but here’s a repost 😡

    So Ash’s team is looking to be:

    -Pikachu
    -Lycanroc
    -Rowlet, Dartrix or Decidueye
    -Torracat or Incineroar (Torracat merch, and he’s possibly getting the Darkium from Nanu)
    -Sandshrew or Sandslash (Sandshrew merch, and as he already has the Electrium he’ll probably get the ugium or Steelium from that trial if he does it)
    -Poipole or Naganedel (Poipole merch, USUM promotion, and sets up a UB vs UB Slayer dynamic with Gladion’s Silvally)

    • Why Bugnium Z? Sandshrew is an Ice type that learns like 3 Bug moves

      And if I saw correctly He lost electrium Z and it turned into Pikashnium Z to beat Niheligo

      • EarthenWarrior

        No Electricium Z turned into Pikashium Z and reverted back

        • Oh my bad I only looked at the pics from Serebii

          (I don’t like subtitles or listening to a language I don’t understand)

      • Feliz Navidad

        I’m not saying hell Get Buginium for Sandshrew, I’m saying since Ash has already got the Electrium he’s either getting Buginium from Totem Vika or Steelium from Totem Toge if he does the trial.

        Actually watch the show before debating tho? If you did you would’ve seen the fact that the Pikashunium reverts

        • I will never watch it till its in English

          -I loathe subtitles
          -Don’t like watching things with sound off
          -Don’t like listening to things I can’t understand
          -Have 0 interested in learning Japanese

          I have almost every SuMo episode, except two I think (One being the Alolan Dugtrio one on purpose the other being Kiawe had a farm just because I haven’t gotten around to it yet)

          • Feliz Navidad

            Then why discuss episodes you haven’t watched and make false claims? It doesn’t make sense lol

          • I have Serebii’s 12 pages of pictures on it though

          • Feliz Navidad

            Which doesn’t show you the dialogue and misses frames

    • TheReece25

      You’ve completely ignored typings…. No

      • Feliz Navidad

        What? Lol

  • Re:Seraph

    Pokedex Number: 211
    Nautiwhal
    Classification: Pokemon
    Height: 12’01”
    Weight: 478.0 Lbs
    Typing: Ice/Steel
    Ability: Piercing Tooth
    Stats:
    HP: 100
    Attack: 105
    Defense: 90
    Special Attack: 55
    Special Defense: 90
    Speed: 60
    Base Stat Total: 500
    Pokedex Entry: Known as sea harpoon, it can pierce anything that stands in its way without breaking a sweat. When it enters battle, it will spin its tooth like a drill. pulling in the ice around it to coat the tooth. If it jabs a foe with the frigid tooth, the foe will be frozen instantly where Nautiwhal will finish it off. If this fails, it will attempt to skewer the foe and drag it underwater.

    Piercing Tooth: If a foe has a boost in defense or special defense, uses a protecting move or substitute, any move used by the user will be a critical hit.

    There’s a submarine theme to this Pokemon.

    • EarthenWarrior

      My narwhals are Weewhal and Northwhal

    • Sounds like it would be similar to Submarimon, one of Armadillomon’s Armor Digievolutions

      Still sounds cool though

      • Re:Seraph

        hmmmmm

  • Josh Omega

    Well I finished ultra sun and this was my final team! Now I just need to do the rainbow rocket stuff! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe448e6def7ebea510b5100d4e62cd0fe8a4bcb83c03e906201f1113ac8a4008.jpg

    • That’s awesome dude! I wanted to use Passimian, but I have Jangmo-o already :/

      • Josh Omega

        I wanted to use it in my original sun playthrough but had already decided on jangmo-o as well! So this time around I definitely had to use it!

        • This really looks like a great team and a well thought out one too

          • Josh Omega

            Thanks! Funnilyenogh the only planned ones were incineroar passimian and Ribombee. Gliscor was completely random due to me managing to get a breedject from someone in a trade group on Facebook. I iroginallu planned to use mantine for my water type but decided against it in favor of jellicent which I think was a great choice. And poipole was just too awesome to resist in all honesty!

          • Stevosan

            So how was Nagadel in-game? Didn’t it feel too OP, being a UB? I’m thinking of using one myself, he’s so dam cool. but the UB status has me a little worried.

          • Josh Omega

            I enjoyed it overall. That said it really didn’t do much for me with the sleigh four :/ it got a few good battles in but overall it got fainted like crazy in the ending. Idk if I just had bad luck or what

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    • TheReece25

      I never get tired of looking at Gliscor ?

      • Josh Omega

        Gliscor is a pretty cool Pokémon! Loved most of the gen 4 evos honestly!

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