Pokemon GO Holiday Christmas Event 2019 is probably coming to the game very soon

Get your balls out and practice your throwing motion, trainers. It's that time of year again: the Pokémon Go Holiday Event is just around the corner.

Last winter, we saw the company roll out quite a lot of new bonuses for the game when the Winter event came around – barely giving players time to catch their breath after the spooky events of the mobile title's Halloween event.

This year, we can probably expect the same again – though we will also likely see more updates coming out of the Unova region, too (Black and White Pokémon were added to the game earlier this year).

Niantic has yet to announce any dates for the new event, but past years prove that this now-traditional event goes live around the dame time every years.

Here's what we know about Pokémon Go Holiday Christmas event 2019 so far.

Pokémon Go Christmas Holiday event 2019 – Start date, start time

Last year, the Pokémon Go Holiday event began on December 18th and ran until on January 2nd, 2019.

Back in 2017, the event kicked off on December 21 and ran until until January 4th, 2018.

So we can likely expect the event to start at a similar time this year. Considering Niantic seems to like doing things on Friday afternoons (UK times), we can probably expect the event to go live on Friday, December 20.

Events tend to go live at 9pm UK time – that hasn't changed for a few years now.

Pokémon Go Christmas Holiday event 2019 – What to expect

Last year, we saw Niantic roll out the event with timed bonuses that changed as the event progressed. So that means the buffs and bonuses you got at the start of the event were different to what you got as you played through more.

For example, you got 2x Candy for catching and transferring Pokémon between December 18th – 22nd, and then you got 2x Stardust for catching Pokémon between December 22nd – 26th.

Later, you got 2x XP for catching Pokémon (from December 26th – 30th) then 2x Egg hatching speed (December 30th – Jan 2nd).

It's highly likely we're going to see another Santa Hat Pikachu, or more themed 'mon in this event, too.

It's almost a given at this point that we'll get more regional Pokémon (likely Unova) added to the list, and we may even see some sort of Sword/Shield tie-in, too.

We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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