Pokémon Go: Dragonspiral Descent guide

Pokemon Go Dragonspiral Descent
Pokemon Go Dragonspiral Descent (Image credit: Niantic)

As the Season of Heritage continues, the Dragonspiral Descent event is bringing Druddigon and other Dragonspiral Tower Pokémon to Pokémon Go. Fortunately, we here at iMore know everything you need to know to make the most of this exciting new event. And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is Dragonspiral Descent in Pokémon Go?

As part of the ongoing storyline of the Season of Heritage, Professor Willow's attempts to unlock the mysterious, ancient door have stirred up some Pokémon from the depths of the cave. These Pokémon were led by Pokémon Go newcomer Druddigon, a Dragon type Pokémon that originally called the Dragonspiral Tower in the Unova region home. Professor Willow has also made a connection between these Pokémon and the Legendaries, Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem. Not only will this event mark the debut of Druddigon, the Cave Pokémon, but Druddigon will be introduced with its Shiny variant unlocked, so be sure to catch as many as you can if you want that brilliant, forest green color!

When is Dragonspiral Descent in Pokémon Go?

The Dragonspiral Descent begins on Tuesday, December 7 and will conclude on Sunday, December 1, 2021.

Wild Pokémon

Pokemon 621 Druddigon (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 148 Draogonair (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 329 Vibrava (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

Trainers will be able to encounter the following Pokémon in the wild during the Dragonspiral Descent event:

  • Vulpix*
  • Seel*
  • Dratini*
  • Dragonair
  • Mareep*
  • Sneasal*
  • Trapinch*
  • Vibrava
  • Blitzle*
  • Darumaka*
  • Druddigon*
  • Deino*


Pokemon Go Gyms Raids (Image credit: Niantic)

The following Pokémon will be in raids during the Dragonspiral Descent event:

  • Tynamo (one star)
  • Litwick (one star)
  • Cubchoo* (one star)
  • Golett (one star)
  • Deino* (one star)
  • Electabuzz* (three star)
  • Magmar* (three star)
  • Lapras* (three star)
  • Dragonite (three star)
  • Druddigon* (three star)
  • Reshiram* (five star)
  • Zekrom* (five star)
  • Mega Steelix* (Mega)

Field Research

Pokemon 147 Dratini (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 633 Deino (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 215 Sneasel (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

During the Dragonspiral Descent event, players will be able to spin PokéStops for a chance at the following event exclusive Field Research tasks:

  • Make three Nice Curveball Throws in a row for a Dratini encounter
  • Win a raid for a Deino enounter
  • Win a raid in under one minute for a Sneasal encounter
  • Win three raids for a Druddigon encounter

Collection Challenge

Pokemon Go Collection Challenges (Image credit: Niantic)

The Dragonspiral Descent event will feature the following Collection Challenge:

  • Catch a Trapinch
  • Catch a Mareep
  • Catch a Seel
  • Catch a Vulpix
  • Catch a Dratini
  • Catch a Darumaka
  • Catch a Blitzle
  • Catch a Sneasal
  • Catch a Vibrava
  • Catch a Dragonair

Completion Rewards: Druddigon encounter, 3,000 Stardust, 1,000 XP


On top of everything else, players will also be able to purchase the following one-time bundle in the PokéShop during the Dragonspiral Descent event:

  • Three Remote Raid Passes for 175 PokéCoins

Questions about Dragonspiral Descent in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about the Dragonspiral Descent event in Pokémon Go? Will Druddigon be a crucial addition to your roster? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our complete Pokémon Pokédex so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.