Pokémon GO January 2023 Event Guide

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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!

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January 2023 Events

Event
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

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO’s 2023 Lunar New Year event! Lunar New Year 2023

January 19 – January 23, 2023 from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time

January 2023 Community Day Classic: Larvitar 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

Raids

Raids

Five Star Raids

During January, Reshiram, Zekrom, Regice and Tapu Koko will be available in Pokémon GO’s Five-star Raids at different times.

Pokémon Dates
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.

Mega 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.

Pokémon Dates
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.

Raid Hours

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:

Featured Boss Date
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

Pokémon Spotlight Hour

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, the following Pokémon will be featured during these dates in January:

Date Pokémon Bonus
Jan 3, 2023 Sandshrew (Alola)
XP icon 2× XP for evolving Pokémon
Jan 10, 2023 Swirlix
Stardust icon 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
Jan 17, 2023 Seedot
XP icon 2× XP for catching Pokémon
Jan 24, 2023 Tynamo
Candy icon 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
Jan 31, 2023 Blitzle
Candy icon 2× Candy for transferring Pokémon

January 2023 Research Breakthrough

Field Research

  • 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!

Bonuses

The following bonuses are active in-game during the month of January 2023.

  • Raid icon Increased damage for Pokémon participating in Raids remotely
  • Trade icon Trainers level 31+ receive a guaranteed 1 XL Candy for each trade
  • Trade icon All Trainers receive 1 additional Candy for each trade.
  • Gift icon Trainers can open 40 Gifts daily
  • Gift icon Trainers can send 125 Gifts daily

Events overview

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
Twinkling Fantasy

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

Larvitar Community Day
Larvitar Community Day

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.

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