Another Galarian Pokemon is making its debut in Pokemon Go very soon. Galarian Mr. Mime and its evolution, Mr. Rime, will arrive in the mobile game next weekend as part of a Special Research story event–but you’ll need to have a ticket to participate in it.
The event kicks off on December 19 at 10 AM local time and runs until 8 PM local time the following day, while tickets run for $8 USD. Those who do purchase a ticket will get access to an exclusive Special Research questline that will lead to encounters with a handful of Ice and sound-based Pokemon including Alolan Vulpix, Jigglypuff, Jynx, Snorunt, and the aforementioned Galarian Mr. Mime. Niantic also says you’ll be able to earn enough Mr. Mime Candy through the questline to evolve it into Mr. Rime.
Get ready to tap your fingers and feet—Galarian Mr. Mime is making its first appearance in Pokémon GO! 🕺
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) December 11, 2020
Even if you don’t purchase a ticket, you’ll still get more chances to catch certain Pokemon that weekend. From December 18-21, a handful of Ice and “melodious” Pokemon like Jynx, Swinub, Spoink, Woobat, and Cubchoo will be attracted more frequently to Incense, and the Incense itself will last for three hours. You’ll also have your first chance to encounter Shiny Cubchoo that weekend. You can read more about the event on the Pokemon Go website.
In the meantime, Niantic is hosting a two-day Community Day weekend event on December 12 and 13. Throughout the event, all of the featured Pokemon from this year’s previous Community Days will reappear in the wild, and you’ll be able to encounter 2019 featured Pokemon in Raids and hatch them from 2 km eggs.
Niantic has a few other December events lined up beyond that. Shiny Celebi is making its debut in the game starting December 14, while the Legendary Pokemon Kyurem is appearing in five-star Raids again all month long. There’s also a new batch of Field Research tasks this month.