Pokemon Go Druggidon debut: Start time, Raids & Field Research tasks

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Next up on the Season of Heritage content calendar is Pokemon Go’s Dragonspiral Descent, bringing with it the long-awaited debut of Druggidon, new Raids, and Research tasks. 

The event was confirmed on December 6, as part of the overarching Season of Heritage package, which shakes up the egg chart once again.

This activates a part of the hidden door located at the historical cave site in the Android and iOS mobile game.

Those wanting to know what’s coming up as part of Dragonspiral Descent, fear not – we have got you covered.

Pokemon Go Dragonspiral Descent: What’s included?

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Pokemon Go’s Season of Heritage brings Druggidon to the game next, with a special debut in December.

Start time and end date

Pokemon Go Dragonspiral Descent starts at 10 am on December 7, 2021, and ends on December 12, 2021, at 8 pm local time. 

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When is Pokemon Go’s Druggidon debut?

Pokemon Go’s Pokedex gets one entry longer on December 7, when the event starts up in-game.

How to get Druggidon Pokemon Go

To catch a Druggidon in Pokemon Go, you’re going to need to complete the Dragonspiral Descent Field Research Tasks. You have a one in four chance of encountering one with that method, through December 12.

Can you get Shiny Druggidon in Pokemon Go?

Catching Druggidon will be special enough for most players, but for shiny hunters, it’s good news – Shiny Druggidon will be available in Pokemon Go’s Season of Heritage event.

Collection Challenge

According to Niantic’s blog post, there will be a Collection Challenge to come with Dragonspiral Descent.

They said: “To celebrate this event and Druddigon’s debut, a new Collection Challenge will be available for Pokémon featured during this event.

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“Complete the challenge to earn 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust, and an encounter with Druddigon!”

Pokemon Go Dragonspiral Descent Wild encounters

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The Season of Heritage is bringing lots of Pokemon into the regular encounters cycle.

Regular encounters

  • Vulpix
  • Seel
  • Dratini
  • Mareep
  • Sneasel
  • Trapinch
  • Blitzle
  • Daramuka

Special encounters

  • Dragonair
  • Vibrava
  • Deino

Each of these species on the list are also available in Shiny Pokemon form, too.


The following Raids will be included in this event:

  • One-star Raids: Tynamo, Litwick, Cubchoo, Golett, Deino
  • Two-star Raids: Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Dragonite, Druggidon
  • Five-star Raids: Reshiram, Zekrom
  • Mega Raids: Mega Steelix

Field Research tasks

The following Pokemon are in Field Research Task encounters:

  • Dratini
  • Sneasel
  • Druggidon
  • Deino

Special Bundle

Niantic has also confirmed a new bundle will come, as part of the event.

They posted: “Throughout the event, there’ll be a special one-time-purchase Event Box available for 175 PokéCoins, featuring three Remote Raid Passes.”

So – that’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Go’s Druggidon debut, and the promo that comes with it. For more information, follow us on Twitter @TrainerINTEL.