Pokémon GO January 2023 event information is here! We’re starting the new year off with a bang, with new shiny legendary Pokemon, a whole gaggle of new events, shinies, and more!
January 2023 Events
|Pokémon GO 2023 New Year
December 31, 2022 to January 4, 2023 from 8 P.M. to 8 P.M. local time
|Chespin Community Day
January 7, 2023 from 2 P.M. to 5 P.M. local time
|Twinkling Fantasy Event
January 10 – January 16, 2023 from 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. local time
|GO Battle Weekend: Steven Stone
January 14 – January 15, 2023 from 12 A.M. to 11:59 P.M. local time
|Lunar New Year 2023
January 19 – January 23, 2023 from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
|January Community Day Classic: Larvitar
January 21, 2023 from 2 P.M to 5 P.M
|Crackling Voltage Event
January 27 – February 5, 2023 from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time
Five Star Raids
During January, Reshiram, Zekrom, Regice and Tapu Koko will be available in Pokémon GO’s Five-star Raids at different times.
|Reshiram||From January 1 to January 10 Reshiram will appear in five-star raids.|
|Zekrom||From January 10 to January 18 Zekrom will appear in five-star raids.|
|Regice||From January 18 to January 25 Regice will appear in five-star raids.|
|Tapu Koko||From January 25 to February 1 Tapu Koko will appear in five-star raids.|
During January Mega Steelix, Mega Lopunny, Mega Aerodactyl and a mystery Mega Pokémon will be available in Pokémon GO’s Mega Raids at different times.
|Steelix (Mega)||From January 1 to January 10 Mega Steelix will appear in Mega Raids.|
|Salamence (Mega)||From January 10 to January 18 Mega Salamence will appear in Mega Raids.|
|Lopunny (Mega)||From January 18 to January 25 Mega Lopunny will appear in Mega Raids.|
|Aerodactyl (Mega)||From January 25 to February 1 Mega Aerodactyl will make their debut in Mega Raids.|
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured in increased numbers in Five Star Raids during these dates in January:
|Reshiram||January 4, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
|Zekrom||January 11, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
|Regice||January 18, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
|Tapu Koko||January 25, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time|
Pokémon Spotlight Hours
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in January:
|Jan 3, 2023||Sandshrew (Alola)||
2× XP for evolving Pokémon
|Jan 10, 2023||Swirlix||
2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
|Jan 17, 2023||Seedot||
2× XP for catching Pokémon
|Jan 24, 2023||Tynamo||
2× Candy for catching Pokémon
|Jan 31, 2023||Blitzle||
2× Candy for transferring Pokémon
January 2023 Research Breakthrough
- From December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -7) to March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.
PDT (GMT -7)
- Complete Field Research tasks during the whole season to earn an encounter from a pool of Pokémon, including Galarian Mr. Mime, Delibird, Bagon, Furfrou, Deino and Goomy. For the first time, you are also to encounter shiny Galarian Mr. Mime if you are lucky!
The following bonuses are active in-game during the month of January 2023.
- Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
- Trainers level 31+ receive a guaranteed 1 XL Candy for each trade
- All Trainers receive 1 additional Candy for each trade.
- Trainers can open 40 Gifts daily
- Trainers can send 125 Gifts daily
Pokémon GO 2023 New Years Event
From Saturday December 31, 2022 at 8:00pm, to January 4, 2023 at 8:00pm local time special costumed Pokémon will help us ring in the New Year!
January Community Day
January 7, 2023 from 2PM to 5PM local time will see Chespin featured for Community Day, with their special Grass type Charged Attack Frenzy Plant. Excitement builds up with double Catch Candy, 1/4 Incubator hatch distance and shiny Chespin release.
Twinkling Fantasy Event
Twinkling Fantasy (Pokémon GO Event) brings Mega Salemence and shiny Dedenne to the world of Pokémon GO. From Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 8:00am, to Monday January 16, 2023 at 10:00pm local time, be on the lookout for select Dragon and Fairy-type Pokémon.
GO Battle Weekend: Steven Stone
From Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, January 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. local time:
- 4x Stardust from win rewards. (This does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 3x Stardust bonus from Master League rotation weeks.)
- The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20 for a total of 100 battles from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.
January 2023 Community Day Classic: Larvitar
January 2023 Community Day Classic: Larvitar – Pokémon GO’s Community Day Classic returns in January, featuring Larvitar, the Rock Skin Pokémon. January 2023 Community Day Classic takes place on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.