Pokémon Games News December 2023


This page details all announcements made by the Pokémon Company during December 2023 that concern Pokémon Games. Announcements are listed in reverse order from newest to oldest. (Source1) (Source2)


Pokémon Games News December 2023


20th December 2023

Scarlet and Violet DLC – An Epilogue to the Scarlet and Violet story is set to release on 11th January 2024. In order to play the game, players must have completed either the Scarlet or Violet main story as well as the DLCs Lost Treasures of Area Zero, Part 1 The Teal Mask, and Part 2 The Indigo Disc.

Scarlet and Violet Epilogue

19th December 2023

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Iron Bundle and Blissey – From Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. PST (Midnight GMT) to Sunday, December 24, 2023, at 3:59 p.m. PST (11.59pm GMT), Iron Bundle will be appearing in 7 star Tera Raids while Blissey will be appearing in 5 star Raids. Rewards include candies and Tera shards.

Iron Bundle appearing in 7 star raids

18th December 2023

Pokémon Sleep Holiday 2023 – Double Dream Shard Research Event – This runs from Monday, December 18, 2023, at 4:00 a.m. to Monday, December 25, at 3:59 a.m. local time. During the event there is a greater chance of meeting Delibird, Snover and Abomasnow as well as a festive Pikachu.

Pokémon Sleep December 2023

18th December 2023

Pokémon Go – Winter Holiday Event Part 1 – Cetoddle debuts during this special holiday event which runs from   December 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to December 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time. The event will also feature Pokémon wearing special holiday clothing.

Winter Holiday Event Part 1

17th December 2023

Scarlet and Violet – Add a Master Ball via Mystery Gift – this special gift is available from the Mystery Gift section of the game until 3.59pm 3rd January 2024 PST (11.59pm 3rd January 2024 GMT).

Master Ball Mystery Gift

14th December 2023

Pokémon Go – December Community Days – the final Community day of 2023 takes place on two days. The event will run from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday December 16th and on Sunday December 17th.  

Pokémon Go December community Days

14th December 2023

Scarlet and Violet – Chest Form Gimmighoul is available via the Mystery Gift section of the Poké Portal. Simply enter code SEEYOU1NPALDEA to add Gimmighoul to your game.

Gimmighoul free mystery gift

14th December 2023

Scarlet and Violet – Part II of the Lost Treasures of Area Zero: The Indigo Disk has been released today. Part I and Part II are available to purchase as a bundle from the Nintendo Store or within the game. Part II can only be accessed once Part I has been completed. To access the new DLC, update the game and the player will then receive a call from Professor Clavell.

The Indigo Disk

12th December 2023

Pokémon Masters EX – Vivify the Season with Viola (Holiday 2023) & Vivillon in Pokémon Masters EX over the holiday season.

Viola and Vivillon Pokémon Masters EX

11th December 2023

Pokémon Go – The Kanto region features in Pokémon GO’s Adamant Time Event which runs from December 11 at 10:00 a.m. to December 15, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Pokémon first discovered in the Kanto region will appear more often. 

Pokémon Go Adamant Time Event

7th December 2023

Scarlet and Violet – Shiny Lucario – From today through 3rd January players can obtain a Shiny Lucario by entering the password SH1NYBUDDY in the Mystery Gift section of the game. 

Shiny Lucario in Scarlet and Violet

Scarlet and Violet Flabébé and Litwick – From Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. PST (December 7 2023 Midnight GMT), to Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 3:59 p.m. PST (December 21 11.59 pm GMT), mass outbreaks of Flabébé will be appearing throughout Paldea and mass outbreaks of Litwick will be appearing throughout Kitakami.

Flabebe and Litwick Scarlet and Violet

7th December 2023

Pokémon Unite – Meowscarada is now available in Pokémon Unite. From December 7, 2023, to January 10, 2024, you’ll be able to obtain Meowscarada in the Meowscarada’s Flower Petal Challenge event. By completing missions to collect 100 petals in each of four colors, you can receive Meowscarada’s Unite license.

Meowscarada joins Pokémon Unite

7th December 2023

Pokémon Go Catch Mastery Ice – This event, which sees Ice Pokémon Snorunt and Bergmite appearing more frequently and Cryogonal appearing on completion of research tasks, takes place on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time.

Pokémon Go Catch Mastery

4th December 2023

Pokémon Go – Mateo joins Pokémon Go Routes. From December 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to December 8, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, players can explore Routes in a party and also meet new researcher, Mateo at the end of a completed route.

Pokémon Go Mateo Routes

2nd December 2023

Pokémon Go Hisuian Samurott Raid Day – This event takes place on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm to 5pm local time and sees Hisuian Samurott making its debut. 

Hisuian Samurott

1st December 2023

Pokémon Go Season 13 – Timeless Travels. 1st December sees the beginning of a new season for Pokémon Go. Timeless Travels runs through to 1st March 2024. Pokémon from the Sinnoh and Hisui region will feature as well as Pokémon introduced in Legends Arceus.

Pokémon Go Timeless Travels




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