'Pokémon Go' Galarian Mr. Mime Event: Start Time, Research, Shiny Cubchoo and More

December is shaping up to be a huge month for Pokémon Go. Trainers have seen the level cap increase, the Kalos region introduced and a bunch of events, including a two-day Community Day. Now Pokémon Go players will get another weekend event focused on a Galarian Pokémon and Ice types.

The "Tap...tap...tappity-tap" event will introduce Galarian Mr. Mime and its regional evolution, Mr. Rime, to Pokémon Go.

For this upcoming weekend, trainers can enjoy a special ticketed research story that focuses on these Ice and Psychic-type Pokémon. However, even if you don't purchase the ticket, you can still enjoy the weekend's festivities, including the debut of another Shiny Pokémon.

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This upcoming Pokémon Go event will begin Friday, December 18, at 10 a.m. local time and ends Monday, December 21, at 10 p.m. local time.


The big selling point of this event is the ticket that trainers can purchase in the in-game store.

Trainers can purchase this ticket starting now until Sunday, December 20, at 6 p.m. local time. The virtual ticket costs $7.99 and will give access to special research that will reward trainers with rare Pokémon encounters and in-game items.

Pokémon Go's special Mr. Mime ticketed event will run from Saturday, December 19, at 10 a.m. local time until Sunday, December 20, at 8 p.m. local time.

The special research is now live for ticket holders in some regions. Here's the list of tasks and rewards players can earn:

  • Catch 15 Ice-type Pokémon - Snorunt
  • Make 3 Great Curveball Throws - Alolan Vulpix
  • Transfer 10 Pokémon - Incense (x3)

Completion Rewards: Stardust (x2000), Rare Candy (x3), Jynx


  • Catch 15 Pokémon - Jigglypuff
  • Spin a Poke Stop or Gym - Whismur
  • Use 10 Berries to help catch Pokémon - 3000xp

Completion Rewards: Stardust (x2000), Poke Ball (x30), Chimecho


  • Catch 15 Psychic-type Pokémon - Ultra Ball (x30)
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row - Premium Raid Pass (x3)
  • Power Up Pokémon 3 Times - 3000xp

Completion Rewards: Stardust (x2000), Galarian Mr. Mime, Poffin (x1)


  • Earn a Heart with your Buddy - Mr. Mime Candy (x30)
  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy - Mr. Mime Candy (x30)
  • Evolve a Galarian Mr. Mime - 3000xp

Completion Rewards: Stardust (x2000), Glacial Lure Module (x2), Galarian Mr. Mime


  • Claim Reward - 3000xp
  • Claim Reward - 3000xp
  • Claim Reward - 3000xp

Completion Rewards: Super Incubator (x3), Star Piece (x3), Mime Pose


The Ice-type Pokémon Cubchoo will have its Shiny form debut in Pokémon Go during the event, whether or not you bought a ticket.

Trainers can try and find this elusive Shiny by using Incense to attract it. It'll also appear in Raids for the time being.


Other in-game bonuses will be active during the weekend event for both ticketed and non-ticketed players.

Incense will not only attract Cubchoo more often; trainers will also find Jynx, Swinub, Spoink, Woobat and more approaching more frequently during the event. Luckily, Incense will last for three hours instead of the usual one.

Are you excited for this new Pokémon Go event? Are you considering purchasing a ticket? Let us know in the comments section.