Pokémon Go Incense Day: Swinub guide

Pokemon Go Swinub Incense Day
Pokemon Go Swinub Incense Day (Image credit: Niantic)

The Season of Heritage has arrived and with it comes the fifth Incense Day event for Pokémon Go! This time players will be able to get tons of Swinub, as well as other Ice and Ground type Pokémon, and we here at iMore have all the details you need to know to get the most out of this event. And be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What is Incense Day in Pokémon Go?

Pokemon Go Incense Day April (Image credit: Niantic)

Incense Day is a recurring event in Pokémon Go during which players can use Incense to lure specific Pokémon sharing specific types with one Pokémon as the star of the day. Each hour throughout the course of the event gives access to a one type. This event will focus on Swinub, a Ground and Ice type Pokémon, and each hour will alternate between either Ice or Ground type Pokémon.

When is Incense Day in Pokémon Go?

The next Pokémon Go Incense Day event will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 11AM to 5PM local time.

The schedule will run as follows:

  • 11AM: Ice type Pokémon
  • Noon: Ground type Pokémon
  • 1PM: Ice type Pokémon
  • 2PM: Ground type Pokémon
  • 3PM: Ice type Pokémon
  • 4PM: Ground type Pokémon

Pokemon 246 Larvitar (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 220 Swinub (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pokemon 554 Darumaka Galar (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

Source: The Pokémon Company

Although Swinub is the star of this Incense Day, lots of other Ice and Ground types will be featured as well.

During the Ice type hours, players will be able to catch the following Pokémon:

  • Seal*
  • Jynx*
  • Sneasal*
  • Swinub*
  • Snorunt*
  • Snover*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Vanillite

During the Ground type hours, players will be able to catch the following Pokémon:

  • Onix*
  • Cubone*
  • Rhyhorn*
  • Wooper*
  • Swinub*
  • Phanpy
  • Larvitar*
  • Barboach*

All Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny are indicated with an asterisk; however, Darumaka and Larvitar will have boosted Shiny rates as well.


Players who fully evolve their Swinub during the event will get Mamoswine with the event exclusive Charged move: Ancient Power. Remember, in addition to 125 Swinub Candy, each Mamoswine also requires a Sinnoh Stone, so be sure to stock up before the event! Players will also be able to purchase a bundle in the PokéShop containing two Incense for just one PokéCoin.

Field Research for Incense Day in Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go Wayfarer (Image credit: Niantic)

During the course of the event, players can spin PokéStops to collect event exclusive Field Research tasks.

  • Catch five Ice type Pokémon for a Swinub encounter
  • Catch five Ground type Pokémon for a Swinub encounter

Questions about Incense Day in Pokémon Go?

Do you have any questions about this Incense Day event? Which Ice or Ground type Pokémon are you most excited to catch? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our complete 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.