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Pokémon GO: January 2022

Updated: Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year, Trainers! January is almost here, and it's time for the monthly overview for everything Pokémon GO in January:


Research Breakthrough

📅 January 1, 1:00 p.m. to → February 1, 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)


Onix will be available in your Research Breakthrough, and can be shiny ✨. In your Breakthrough you may also find some Steelix Mega Energy.


UPDATE: "Due to an unforeseen issue, Research Breakthroughs in January will not be rewarding Steelix Mega Energy. Instead, Timed Research will be available from Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time that will reward a total of 200 Steelix Mega Energy." (Source: pokemongolive.com)


Weekly 1 PokéCoin Bundle

Just like during the last months, every Monday a bundle will be available in the Shop for 1 PokéCoin, containing a Remote Raid Pass and some other items. This is a one-time-only purchase each week.


Raids

Five-Star Raids

In January you can expect the following Pokémon in Five-Star Raids:

Which Pokémon?

When? *

Shiny Possible?

Kyurem

December 16 → January 7

✨ Yes ✨

Heatran

January 7 → January 15

✨ Yes ✨

Genesect (Shock Drive) - knows Technoblast ⚡

January 15 → January 24

No

Regice

January 24 → February 1

✨ Yes ✨

* = All start and end dates are at 10:00 a.m. (local time)


Mega Raids

  • Mega Abomasnow

  • 📅 December 23, 10:00 a.m. (local time) → January 7, 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny possible: yes ✨

  • Mega Aerodactyl

  • 📅 January 7, 10:00 a.m. (local time) → February 1, 10:00 a.m. (local time)

  • Shiny possible: yes ✨


Raid Hours

📅 Every Wednesday 6:00 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Date

Featured Pokémon

Shiny?

January 5

Kyurem

✨ Yes ✨

January 12

Heatran

✨ Yes ✨

January 19

Genesect (Shock Drive)

No

January 26

Regice

✨ Yes ✨


Spotlight Hours

📅 Every Tuesday 6:00 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Date

Pokémon

Bonus

Shiny Possible

January 4

Solosis

2x Transfer Candy

No

January 11

Diglett

2x Catch Stardust

✨ Yes ✨

January 18

Plusle

2x Catch Candy

✨ Yes ✨

January 25

Minun

2x Transfer Candy

✨ Yes ✨


Community Day

📅 January 16, 11:00 a.m. → 5:00 p.m. (local time)


January's Community Day will feature the Clap Pokémon, Spheal. For more details about the January Community Day, visit our article here.



Other Events

More in-game Events will be coming to Pokémon GO; further details will be available at a later time.


New Year's Event

📅 December 31, 10:00 p.m. January 4, 8:00 p.m. (local time)


Celebrate 2022 in Pokémon GO with an event featuring new costumed Pokémon and some new avatar items.


Mountains of Power

📅 January 7, 10:00 a.m. → January 13, 8:00 p.m. (local time)

Following the story from the Season of Heritage, this month's Team Leader is Spark. Open up the second mysterious door by traveling through the Johto and Sinnoh regions.


Electric- and Steel-themed event inspired by the Kanto Power plant

📅 January 19, 10:00 a.m. → February 1, 10:00 a.m. (local time)


Continue your work with Spark in this event to finalize opening up the mysterious door that also plays a central role in the Mountains of Power event.


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