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|Start date||December 12, 2019|
|End date||January 1, 2020|
|Featured sync pairs||Rosa (Holiday 2019) and Delibird|
Siebold (Holiday 2019) and Octillery
|Sync pairs with reward bonus|
|Theme skills with reward bonus||None|
|Theme skills with strength bonus||None|
The "Seasonal Scout A" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Rosa (Holiday 2019) and Delibird, Karen and Houndoom, and Hilda and Tepig for the duration of the event. The "Seasonal Scout B" gave players an increased chance of recruiting Siebold (Holiday 2019) and Octillery, Brendan and Treecko, and Blue and Pidgeot for the duration of the event.
During this event, players could earn Vouchers K from co-op battles that could be redeemed in the Shop. Extra vouchers were automatically exchanged with coins once the event was finished.
The story event A Special Present was a direct follow-up to this event.
The player meets Rosa and Maylene on the streets of Pasio, searching for the legendary chef Siebold who is currently scouting for an assistant. Rosa is keen to become his assistant so that she can throw a party for her friends with her own home-cooked meals. They come across a Black Belt who is also wanting to apply as Siebold's apprentice.
After defeating the Black Belt, they successfully find Siebold and Rosa ask to become his assistant. Satisfied after a brief interview and Pokémon battle, Siebold decides to hire Rosa as his assistant. Mallow then arrives a moment too late to apply for the same position and instead asks Siebold for a Pokémon battle and cook-off to test whether she would also receive his stamp of approval.
Rosa and Siebold change to their festive uniforms for the battle, and Rosa finds that a Delibird has followed her, likely a stowaway from the parcels the uniforms were sent in. Mallow then dishes up her special "Z-Set" dish which inspires Siebold to create a new recipe. Rosa later gives the player a Replay Ticket for helping her out.
|Siebold's Hopeful Applicants||
Black Belt Tobin
|Take Down Siebold! Round 1||
|Take Down Siebold! Round 2||
|Take Down Mallow! Round 1||Normal||
Voucher K ×11
|Take Down Mallow! Round 2||Hard||1,500 coins|
Voucher K ×22
|Rosa||Hi, <player>! I'm thinking of throwing a holiday party for everyone!|
I want to have yummy food I make myself at the party, and I think I found a way to learn how to make some!
But I'm gonna need your help! What do you say? Wanna team up and spread some holiday cheer with super yummy food?!
- Pokémon Center
|Rosa||I wanna cook some good food and make people smile!|
|Rosa||Maylene told me there's a legendary chef here on Pasio and he's looking for an assistant chef right now!|
What better way to learn how to cook than to be taught by a master chef?! Ready to polish your skills in the kitchen? I sure am!
- The Legendary Chef
|Rosa||Hey, Maylene? Are you sure this is the spot you heard Chef Siebold would be?|
|Maylene||Yep! My sources tell me he's a legendary chef who's looking for an assistant on Pasio...and my sources don't lie!|
|Rosa||All right, then! Let's go find him! He should be around here somewhere...|
|Maylene||You know, you really are amazing, Rosa!|
|Rosa||Huh? Wh-where'd that come from?|
|Maylene||The fact that you thought of throwing a party for all your teammates and you want to give everyone a home-cooked meal...|
and you want to go study under a top-notch chef so that everything's perfect... I mean, you're really going the extra mile!
|Rosa||Y-you think so? I just figured that if I was gonna cook for everyone, I should make something tasty.|
|Maylene||And that's what's so amazing about you! Let me know if there's anything you need help with, OK?|
|Rosa||Thanks, Maylene! I know I can always count on you.|
|Maylene||Anytime! I'm bummed we haven't run into Siebold yet, though...|
|???||Hey... Did you just say Siebold?|
|Rosa||Oh, hello! You wouldn't happen to know where we could find him, would you?|
|Black Belt||I believe he should be just up ahead... But tell me, do you seek to train under Siebold as an apprentice as well?|
|Maylene||Apprentice... If you're talking about the assistant chef position, then yes!|
|Black Belt||Hmph... That changes things. I am afraid this is the end of the road for you.|
|Rosa||Huh?! What's that supposed to mean?|
|Black Belt||Many hopeful applicants, myself included, have traveled here today for the chance to learn the techniques of a legendary chef.|
However, I heard that Siebold only wishes to take on a single apprentice... Therefore, I must kick my rivals out of the running here and now.
|Rosa||No way... I'm not gonna give up and go home before I've even had the chance to meet Chef Siebold in person!|
|Black Belt||Errgh! Then you leave me no choice... The path to becoming a master chef is a brutal one. Leave now, or I will strike hard and without mercy!|
|Maylene||Come on, Rosa, <player>! Let's take him on! We can't let bullies like him go unchecked!|
Besides, I'm a martial artist myself! It would be dishonorable to run away from a challenge!
- A Chef's Philosophy
|Siebold||Ahh, new customers. Welcome, welcome!|
|Rosa||A-actually, um, I'm here to apply to be your assistant chef, Siebold!|
|Siebold||Ah, I see. I didn't realize you were a candidate. Well then, I have one question for you...|
I've asked this question to everyone who has applied for the position so far, and that is...why do you wish to work with me?
|Rosa||Well... This is something I want to do for my friends.|
|Siebold||Is that so?|
|Maylene||Yep! Rosa's throwing a party for her friends, and she wants to serve everyone delicious home-cooked food.|
|Rosa||That's why I want to be your assistant chef—so I can learn to cook something fantastic!|
|Siebold||What delightful ambition! I can tell you have a knack for service and hospitality.|
|Maylene||Does that mean you'll take her on?!|
|Siebold||Well, she's passed the interview portion of the application, but now I'd like to see what she's capable of in action.|
|Rosa||In action... You mean you want me to show you what cooking skills I already have?|
|Siebold||No, no. I'd like to see your Pokémon battling skills in action!|
|Maylene||Huh? A Pokémon battle?! What does Pokémon battling have to do with cooking?|
|Siebold||Everything! The two may seem different on the surface, but deep down both are forms of art that share the same philosophy.|
The end results only last for a few brief, passing moments, so we devote ourselves to making those moments last in our memories forever.
|Rosa||So your theory is...if you watch me battle, you'll understand my philosophy on cooking, too?|
|Siebold||Precisely. Now, the final question is...will you indulge my curiosity?|
|Rosa||To be honest, I'm still pretty confused about all of this, but I'll give it a shot!|
I guess my philosophy is...to always put my heart and soul into every battle. I'll do my best!
|Siebold||I'd expect nothing less! Now, prove it to me in action!|
- The Other Chef
|Siebold||What a delectable battle. Well done! Your love and passion shined through each and every move.|
|Rosa||Does that mean...|
|Siebold||You're hired! I'd be delighted to have you on as an assistant chef, Rosa.|
|Rosa||Really?! This is so amazing! Thank you so much!|
|Siebold||The pleasure is all mine. Now, shall we go ahead and start prepping for—|
|???||Hey there! I heard you're in need of a talented cook!|
|Siebold||Hm? And you are...?|
|Mallow||Mallow here, at your service! I came to apply for the open assistant chef position!|
|Siebold||Ah, another candidate! My deepest apologies, but the position has already been filled.|
|Mallow||What?! You already hired someone?! Aw, darn... I was really hoping I'd get the chance to train under a legendary chef...|
|Siebold||Thank you for coming out, but I'm afraid there's nothing I can do.|
|Mallow||W-wait a sec! I came all this way...|
Could we at least have a battle? You could do that for me, couldn't you? I'm not asking much!
|Rosa||Wow, you really won't take no for an answer, will you?|
|Mallow||I just want to see if my skills are good enough to get the stamp of approval from a legendary chef! C'mon, pleeease?|
I sense you have a very frank, forthright passion for your craft... It would be wrong of me to simply turn you away.
I accept. What sort of battle do you propose?
|Mallow||I want a Pokémon battle and a cooking battle... Er...cook-off? Yeah, a cook-off! And I'm gonna go all out for both!|
|Siebold||All right. If you want to prove yourself that badly, then Rosa and I have no choice but to accept your challenge with utmost hospitality.|
In fact, I had a few uniforms imported to Pasio in case a situation like this were to arise! Rosa, could you fetch them for me, please?
Let's put them on and give Mallow here the full-service Pokémon battle she deserves!
|Rosa||R-right away, Chef!|
|Mallow||All right. I'm ready when you are!|
Time to serve up a Super Mallow Special!
- The Joy of Cooking
|Rosa||Wow, this uniform's a little...flashier than I expected.|
And where'd this Delibird come from?
|Siebold||Huh. It must be a stowaway from the parcel our uniforms were sent in. I'm not sure how it got here...but it may be just what we need.|
Hospitality is the most important quality of any good chef, and if there's any Pokémon that knows the true meaning of hospitality, it's Delibird.
If you spend some quality time with Delibird, its kind, charitable nature may rub off on you. It can help you grow as a chef!
Octillery has opened my eyes to a whole new realm of culinary possibility since we first met... Perhaps it will be the same for you.
|Rosa||The true meaning of hospitality, huh... All right! Delibird and I are gonna be best friends in no time!|
Let's do our best, partner!
|Mallow||Phew! You really crushed it in that battle back there. If your team were a meal, it would be a pretty tasty one!|
Speaking of which, can we move on to our next battle now? Er—I mean cook-off! I'll go prepare my dish first!
So? What do you think of my dish?! I call it the special Z-Set! Olivia and Hau are huge fans of it back in Alola.
|Rosa||I, uh... Um... It's a little...different than what I was expecting.|
|Maylene||Y-you don't say... I can tell Mallow really put her heart into it. What else is there to say except...mmmm!|
|Siebold||Yes. It's certainly an acquired taste... I taste intense creativity—a flavor that immediately gets my brain buzzing.|
*gasp* Goodness gracious! I just thought of a new recipe! I need to begin prepping right away.
No, wait! I lack the ingredients to fully execute it right now. First, I'll have to gather everything I need.
|Mallow||Are you gonna go shopping for ingredients now? That sounds like it could take a while.|
Why don't I cook up another dish in the meantime? It'd be my pleasure!
|Maylene||What? Oh, no... You're too kind.|
|Rosa||Uhhh... I'm gonna go help Siebold with the shopping! I am his assistant chef, after all. See you later!|
|Maylene||W-wait! I can help you, too!|
|Siebold||Would you mind staying back to help Mallow, <player>? We'll be right back!|
|Mallow||C'mon, <player>! Let's get cooking! I'm feeling a Super Mallow Special coming on!|
|Rosa||We'll leave you two to it, then! Thanks!|
|Rosa||Phew! That cook-off definitely took a turn I wasn't expecting...|
That battle was really something else, though! I feel like it sparked a new passion for cooking in me!
I'm gonna keep working hard and learn whatever I can from Siebold. This party's gonna rock your socks off. I promise!
But before that...
Here! I've got a little surprise for you as thanks for helping me out today!
I hope you like it, <player>...
Thank you!: Tee-hee! You're welcome! I was afraid you wouldn't like it.
You shouldn't have!: Tee-hee! I've been keeping it a secret.
It's thanks to you that I was able to become Siebold's assistant chef and sync up with such an adorable new partner.
This is just my way of letting you know how superduper grateful I am!
So thank you, <player>! I hope you have tons of fun at my party, too!
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