New Year 2023 Pokémon GO Event Guide

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As 2022 draws to a close, and a new year is about to begin, a special event takes place in Pokémon GO! Celebrate the new year with new costume Pokémon, new avatar items and pose, thematic Wild and Egg encounters, and much, much more!

Date, time and bonuses

  • Event icon From Saturday December 31, 2022 at 8:00pm, to January 4, 2023 at 8:00pm local time.
  • Egg icon 1/2 hatch distance for any eggs incubated during the event
  • Egg icon 1/4 hatch distance for the first three eggs incubated during the event using the Pokémon GO Egg Widget*

(*) These bonuses will not stack. For how to use the Pokemon GO Egg Widget refer to our handy guide here!

Costumed Pokémon

During the Pokémon GO New Years 2023 event costumed versions of regular Pokémon will be appearing. Pikachu wearing a top party hat will make their debut, and you’ll be able to evolve your Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s Eve outfit into Noctowl for the first time.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

7 KM Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 KM Eggs collected during the event:


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids during the Pokémon GO New Years 2023 event. Be on the lookout for costumed versions of Pokémon.

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Raticate, Nidorino, Gengar and Wobbuffet.

Five-Star Raids


Related raid guide: Reshiram raid guide.

Reshiram with Fusion Strike

Reshiram caught during the New Year 2023 event will know the special Fire type attack Fusion Strike.

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power.
  • Gyms and raids: 140 power

Mega Raids

Steelix (Mega)

Related raid guide: Mega Steelix raid guide.

Field Research Encounters

Complete special event Field Research Tasks to earn Stardust rewards! A full list is coming soon…

Collection Challenge

A New Year’s themed collection challenge will be available during the event. Complete the challenge to earn stardust.

New Avatar Item and Pose

The following avatar items and poses will be available during the event to purchase in the in-game shop, and will continue to be available when the event ends:

  • Pikachu Party Hat
  • Party Popper Pose

New stickers

You’ll also be able to get special event stickers by spinning Pokéstops, opening gifts and purchasing them from the shop.

Explore with Decor

During the event fireworks will light up the sky to celebrate the new year!


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