November is almost over, but Pokemon Go developer Niantic has already outlined some of the events it has planned for next month. December 2020 will bring a variety of activities and bonuses to the game, including a new Research Breakthrough reward encounter, a new Mega Evolution, and more. You can read more about the biggest December events happening in Pokemon Go below.
December Research Breakthrough Encounter: Lapras Or Darumaka
Niantic is rolling out a new batch of Field Research tasks and rewards starting December 1, along with a new Research Breakthrough encounter. This time around, achieving a Research Breakthrough will lead to an encounter with one of two possible Pokemon: Lapras or Unovan Darumaka. You’ll also earn bonus XP for catching either Pokemon.
Kyurem And Mega Abomasnow Raids
Starting December 1 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET, the Legendary Ice/Dragon Pokemon Kyurem is returning to the game. You’ll be able to encounter the Pokemon in five-star Raids all month long, until 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET on January 1. In addition, Mega Blastoise is leaving Mega Raids starting December 1, and it will be replaced by the debuting Mega Abomasnow. Until then, Mega Blastoise will be appearing more frequently, making this a good opportunity to challenge it and stock up on Blastoise Mega Energy.