New Year's Event

Event

Starts:
Friday, December 31, at 10:00 PM Local Time
Ends:
Tuesday, January 4, at 8:00 PM Local Time

Happy 2020 from Slowpoke! Wait, no—it’s about to be 2022! Why is Slowpoke still wearing those glasses? At least Slowking got the memo! That’s right—our New Year’s celebration event is right around the corner! Look forward to Pokémon wearing new costumes, themed avatar items, the return of some familiar Pokémon wearing party hats, and a certain Shiny Pokémon will be appearing for the first time in Pokémon GO.




Bonuses

2x Hatch Stardust
1/2 Hatch Distance
2x Hatch Candy

Features

The Season of Heritage Story Continues!

Following the gift exchange, Spark decides to throw a party to celebrate and bring in the New Year!

Nearby Pokémon are intrigued by the festivities and drawn in to celebrate!

Fireworks!

To help bring in the new year, fireworks will appear in Pokémon GO from Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. local time to Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. local time.

Costumed Pokémon

You’ll be able to encounter costumed Pokémon! New Years Hat Hoothoot and 2022 Glasses Slowking make their debut! Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Hoothoot, if you’re lucky! You’ll be able to encounter noncostumed Shiny Hoothoot after the event ends.

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • shiny
    Raticate
  • shiny
    Pichu
  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • shiny
    Nidorino
  • shiny
    Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • shiny
    Gengar
  • shiny
    Hoothoot
  • Slowking
  • shiny
    Wobbuffet
  • shiny
    Wurmple

Spawns

Appearing in the wild

  • shiny
    Pikachu
  • shiny
    Slowpoke
  • shiny
    Seel
  • shiny
    Hoothoot
  • shiny
    Stantler
  • shiny
    Wurmple
  • Loudred

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • Fearow

The Party Hat Starter Pokémon, Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle, are appearing in the wild infrequently. This was not originally announced.

Eggs

In 7 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • shiny
    Pichu
  • shiny
    Slowpoke
  • shiny
    Hoothoot
  • shiny
    Wurmple

Raids


Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Slowpoke
  • shiny
    Hoothoot
  • shiny
    Wobbuffet
  • shiny
    Mawile

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Raticate
  • shiny
    Nidorino
  • Machamp
  • shiny
    Gengar
  • Slowking

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Kyurem

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Abomasnow

Research

Timed Research

To celebrate the New Year, you’ll be able to complete Timed Research featuring Pokémon appearing during this event.

Complete the research tasks to encounter various costumed Pokémon!

Field Research Tasks

Field Research Encounters

  • shiny
    Slowpoke
  • shiny
    Hoothoot

If you're lucky, you might encounter:

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle

Shiny

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Hoothoot, if you’re lucky! You’ll be able to encounter noncostumed Shiny Hoothoot after the event ends.

Shiny New Years Hat Hoothoot

  • Hoothoot

Shiny Hoothoot Family

  • Hoothoot
  • Noctowl

Sales

New Avatar Items

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop beginning with this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • 2022 Glasses
  • New Year’s Headband
  • New Year’s Jacket Set
  • New Year’s Pants
  • New Year’s Shoes

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Stickers

You’ll also be able to get New Year’s–themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

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