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Pokémon GO New Years 2022 Event Overview

Updated: Dec 31, 2021

📅 Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. → Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. (local time)

Celebrate the New Year in style with the Pokémon GO New Years 2022 Event! Fashionably costumed Pokémon, special bonuses, in-game fireworks, and more will be coming to help Trainers ring in the New Year right! Slowpoke may be a little late to the party in those 2020 Glasses, but the debut of shiny New Year’s Hat Hoothoot is worth staying up late for!


All available costumed Pokémon and their shinies:


Event Features

Event Bonuses

The following Egg-hatching bonuses will be available for the duration of the event:

  • Double Hatch Stardust

  • Double Hatch Candy

  • Half Hatch Distance


Costumed Pokémon

Many new and returning costumed Pokémon will be available to encounter in the wild, as Field Research rewards, in Raids, and hatching from 7km Eggs. With the introduction of shiny New Year’s Hat Hoothoot, shiny Hoothoot without a costume will be available after the event ends!


Timed Research

Timed Research will be available under the "Today" view, and will feature various costumed Pokémon appearing during this event.


Step 1

  • Catch 10 Pokémon - 10 Pokéballs

  • Walk 10km - 250 Stardust

  • Make 5 Curveball Throws - 5 Razz Berries

2022 XP, New Year's Hat Hoothoot ✨, 500 Stardust


Step 2

  • Catch 7 different species of Pokémon - 5 Great Balls

  • Hatch an Egg - 1000 Stardust

  • Evolve 3 Pokémon - 5 Nanab Berries

2022 XP, New Year's Hat Pikachu ✨, 500 Stardus


Step 3

  • Power up Pokémon 5 times - 5 Pinap Berries

  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon - 500 XP

  • Earn 5 hearts with your buddy - Party Hat Wurmple ✨

2022 XP, Poffin, 500 Stardust


Step 4

  • Make 5 Great Throws - 5 Ultra Balls

  • Earn a Candy walking with your buddy - Party Hat Wobbuffet ✨

  • Send 5 Gifts to friends - 1 King's Rock

2022 XP, 2020 Glasses Slowpoke ✨, 500 Stardust


Fireworks

Ring in the New Year with fireworks in the in-game sky from Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. → Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. (local time).


New Avatar Items and Stickers

  • New avatar items for purchase in the in-game shop will include: 2022 Glasses, New Year’s Headband, New Year’s Jacket Set, New Year’s Pants, New Year’s Shoes

  • Trainers can obtain New Year’s–themed stickers from PokéStops, Gifts, and the in-game shop

Stickers:

In-game clothes:



Season of Heritage

The Season of Heritage Story will continue with this event, with Team Instinct Leader Spark throwing a party to celebrate the New Year!


Featured Pokémon

Wild Encounters

  • New Year’s Hat Pikachu✨, Seel✨, 2020 Glasses Slowpoke✨, New Year’s Hat Hoothoot✨, Stantler✨, Party Hat Wurmple✨, Loudred

  • Rare: Fearow


Field Research Encounters

  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke✨, New Year's Hat Hoothoot✨

  • Rare: Party Hat Bulbasaur✨, Party Hat Charmander✨, Party Hat Squirtle✨

Catch 5 Pokémon

New Year's Hat Hoothoot ✨

Catch 15 Pokémon

2020 Glasses Slowpoke ✨

Catch 10 Pokémon

Party Hat Bulbasaur ✨, Party Hat Charmander ✨, or Party Hat Squirtle ✨

Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy

2020 Glasses Slowpoke ✨


Raid Bosses

  • 1-⭐Raids: 2020 Glasses Slowpoke✨, New Year’s Hat Hoothoot✨, Party Hat Wobbuffet✨, Mawile✨

  • 3-⭐Raids: Party Hat Raticate✨, Party Hat Nidorino✨, Machamp, Party Hat Gengar✨, 2022 Glasses Slowking

  • 5-⭐Raids: Kyurem✨

  • Mega Raids: Mega Abomasnow✨


Eggs

  • 7km Eggs 🥚: Party Hat Bulbasaur✨, Party Hat Charmander✨, Party Hat Squirtle✨, 2020 Glasses Slowpoke✨, New Year's Hat Hoothoot✨, New Year Hat Pichu✨, Party Hat Wurmple✨

(✨= shiny form available)

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