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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Pokémon Go has announced its December event. The Legendary Raid Boss is Kyurem, who is making its second appearance. The Mega Raid Boss is Abomasnow. Both are winter/ice-themed Pokémon selections.

December 2020 Legendary Raid Boss / Mega Raid Boss

  • Legendary Raid Boss: Kyurem (From Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Friday, January 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST)

  • Mega Raid Boss: Abomasnow (From Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m PST)

November's legendary raid bosses changed weekly, two of them were busy months with three at the same time, but December was a full month of Kyurem.

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In the original Pokémon, Kyurem merged with Zekrom and Reshiram and changed its form to Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, but no other form has appeared in Pokémon Go yet.

Pokémon Go, the first appearance of the legendary "Kyurem", Raid Hour from 18:00 (weaknesses and countermeasures)

Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids beginning Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m PST, replacing Mega Blastoise.

In preparation for the replacement, the rate of appearance of the Mega Blastoise will increase until December 1, so if you have not yet accumulated 200 Mega Energy for the Blastoise, so be sure to challenge Mega Raids if you want to fill up your Pokédex.

Spotlight hours are 5 times. Send and candy double day is December 22.

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020: Seel will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Swinub will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020: A surprise Pokémon will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.

  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020: Snorunt will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for transferring Pokémon.

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2020: Snover will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon

The day you transfer Pokémon to the doctor to get Professor the amount of candy is December 22. Do not organize your Pokémon that you want candy immediately, but leave them until the 22nd.

Lapras or Darumaka in Research Breakthrough encounters

The "Research Breakthrough" reward that can be encountered by completing 7 days of field research tasks is Lapras or Darumaka. Lapras is the "Ice/Water" type, so it is in keeping with the winter theme.

Darumaka is usually of the "Fire" type, or "Ice" if it is in the form of Galarian Darumaka, but it is usually (Unova region) Dharmakka that appears in Research Breakthrough encounters. The fire-breathing snowman-like Galarian Darumaka mode seems to be a long way off.

Support for tagging in future search feature updates

In addition, an update to the Pokémon Box Search function has also been announced. The newly introduced tagging is a feature that allows you to tag your Pokémon in different colors to make them easier to manage.

Currently, you can distinguish a specific Pokémon by using Favorites or writing in a different name, but after the update, you'll be able to list the boxes by tag for greater convenience.

The box search function itself is also new, and candidates for search words such as type, region (generation), and color will be displayed.

Pokémon Go's box search is a specification that allows you to narrow down your search by combining search keywords such as "Special, "Shiny", or "1*" (the overall status is 1 star). However, it was an esoteric system that wasn't intended to be used by many trainers, as you couldn't use these keywords if you didn't know them, and kanji and hiragana didn't become keywords or not.

With Pokémon Go now four years old and more than 600 different Pokémon and many special forms and costume variants, the mechanism to make it easier to search and manage is a long-awaited update.

Celebrate the end of 2020 with December events! - Pokémon GO


This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.