Pokemon Go Season of Celebration: Everything You Need to Know

Monday, November 30th, 2020 9:17 am

You'll see different Pokemon, depending on your location

The Go Beyond update for Pokemon Go is almost here!

This major update adds a brand new “Seasons” feature to the game, which will cause Pokemon Go to be updated in a variety of ways every three months in keeping with the changing of the seasons in the real world.

The first Season in Pokemon Go is called the Season of Celebration, and it will run from December 1 at 8 a.m. local time until March 1, 2021 at 8 a.m. local time.

During the Season of Celebration, a selection of Pokemon will appear more often than normal in the wild, and players will also see different Pokemon in the wild depending on the hemisphere they’re in. Here are some examples:

Northern Hemisphere: Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, Seel, Lapras, Teddiursa, and Winter Form Deerling

Southern Hemisphere: Growlithe, Shuckle, Electrike, Burmy, Darumaka, and Summer Form Deerling

During the Season of Celebration, Growlithe and Wingull will have the chance to hatch from 2 km Eggs, while Baltoy and Ducklett will have the chance to hatch from 5 km Eggs. Plus, in a news post, Niantic said “Shinx will be hatching from the 5 km Eggs you receive from Adventure Sync rewards instead of Ducklett.” Finally, Seel, Aron, and Elgyem won’t be available to hatch from Eggs that are collected during the Season of Celebration.

Elsewhere, during the month of December, Mega Charizard X, Mega Gengar, and Mega Abomasnow will be the only three Pokemon appearing in Mega Raids. In addition, Niantic said “Mega Charizard X will be more powerful during the first half of December!” The developer announced that other Mega-Evolved Pokemon may receive this power boost at other times during the Season of Celebration, but it didn’t provide any further details.

Finally, throughout the Season of Celebration, Niantic said Pokemon Go will hold a variety of in-game events that will celebrate some of the different regions of the Pokemon universe, including the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, and Kalos regions.

Keep checking back with SuperParent, as we’ll make sure to bring you all of the details about these events as they’re revealed.

Are you looking forward to the Season of Celebration in Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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