Pokemon GO reveals Season of Heritage, December 2021 events
It’s a big day for Niantic as the company has announced its Pokemon GO December 2021 highlights and a new Season of Heritage to wrap up 2021 and welcome 2022, including new raids and community events.
Here’s the full rundown:
Introducing the Season of HeritageAfter uncovering the mysteries of Hoopa during the Season of Mischief, Trainers will soon embark on a new adventure in Pokémon GO’s next season, the Season of Heritage. This new Season will begin on Wednesday December 1, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. and run through Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time.Trainers will seek to solve mysteries of the past in a series of events leading up to Pokémon GO Tour: Johto in 2022, including:
- Swinub Incense Day (December 5): Incense will attract Ice- and Ground-type Pokémon, including Swinub.
- Dragonspiral Descent (December 7): Druddigon will make its Pokémon GO debut!
- Monthly Seasonal Bonuses and Timed Research: Trainers will enjoy special bonuses each month to assist them in completing the Team Leaders’ Timed Research.
- December Stardust Challenge: Complete Blanche’s Time Research to earn the Deino Hat avatar item.
- January XP Challenge: Complete Spark’s Timed Research to earn the Goomy Hat avatar item.
- February Catch Challenge: Complete Candela’s Time Research to earn the Noibat Hat avatar item.
- Community Days: Various Pokémon will be featured during events on December 18 and 19, 2021, January 16, 2022, and February 12, 2022.
- Pokémon GO Tour: Johto (February 26 and 27): Stay tuned for more news.December Highlights
- December Community Day: This Community Day event will see 2021’s Community Day Pokémon appearing in the wild while 2020’s Community Day Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs and appearing in raids.
- Research Breakthrough Encounter: From Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), Trainers can encounter Deino in Research Breakthrough encounters.
- Mega Raids: Mega Steelix and Mega Abomasnow will be appearing in Mega Raids.
- Raid Hours: Every Wednesday in December, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured: Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem.
- Other upcoming events include the Season of Heritage (December 1, 2021 – March 1, 2022), Swinub Incense Day (December 5), Dragonspiral Descent (December 7–12), and Winter Holiday (December 16–31). See further details below.
Source: Niantic PR