Pokémon GO New Year 2024 event

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Pokémon GO’s New Year 2024 event takes place from Monday, January 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time until Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time, and it features new costumed Pokémon and a return of Ultra Beasts.

Celebrate the start of the year with our New Year’s event! Keep an eye out for costumed Pokémon making their debuts, new avatar items, and the return of some familiar Pokémon wearing party hats. Let’s kick off 2024 in style!

New Year 2024 General icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts Monday, January 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Ends Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Features 🌟

New costumed Pokémon

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

Ultra Beasts in Raids

Ultra Beasts make a return to Five-Star Raids, giving Trainers another opportunity to catch some of them:

UBs will be available in their respective regions, and globally via Remote Raids.

Explore with decor

During this event, festive fireworks will light up the skies. We hope you enjoy the colorful decor!


Pokémon GO New Year 2024

Bonuses 🎁

  • Incubator icon 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event.
  • Incubator icon 1/4 Hatch Distance for the first three Eggs hatched during the event using the Pokémon GO Egg hatching widget.*

(*) These bonuses will not stack. The Pokémon GO Egg hatching widget is available on iOS and Android devices.

Wild encounters Pokemon Encounter icon

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

Some Trainers might even encounter the following if they are lucky!

Raids Raid icon

The following Pokémon will be available in Raids during the event:

Appearing in 1-Star Raids

Appearing in 3-Star Raids

Related guides: Raticate Raid GuideNidorino Raid GuideGengar Raid Counters Guide

Appearing in 5-Star Raids

Related guides: Buzzwole Raid Guide | Xurkitree Raid Guide | Pheromosa Raid Guide

Appearing in Mega Raids

Related guides: Mega Abomasnow Raid Guide

Eggs Egg icon

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Research Research icon

Field Research

New Year’s–themed Field Research tasks will be available! Complete the research tasks to earn Stardust! The following Pokémon will also be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Task Reward
Catch 5 Darumaka
Catch 3 Bronzor
Hatch 2 Eggs
  • Stardust icon 2024× Stardust

Paid Timed Research

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research. Complete the research tasks to encounter event-specific Pokémon and earn Stardust, XP, and PokéCoins!

Task Reward
Walk 1 km Stardust icon 2024× Stardust
Catch 20 Pokémon Jigglypuff Ribbon
Hatch 2 Eggs Hoothoot NYE outfit
Take 4 snapshots of wild Pokémon Wurmple party hat


  • 100 PokéCoins
  • 10,000 XP

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before January 3, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Avatar Items and Stickers Shop icon

The following new avatar item will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

Darumaka Hat

Pokémon GO Darumaka Hat

Event bundles

Check out the New Year’s Box in the in-game shop during this event! For 99 PokéCoins, you will get one Incubator and one Premium Battle Pass.

Best Mega Pokémon for the event

Your choice of Mega Pokémon will ultimately be decided by the Candy XL you want to gain during the event. We expect Trainers to go after Jigglypuff XL Candy, or one of the Ultra Beast XL Candies. Here’s a quick reminder for each of these Pokémon.

Best Megas for Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff Candy

Jigglypuff and Wigglytuff are Normal and Fairy-type Pokémon, and these Pokémon increase your Candy gain:

Best Megas for Buzzwole Candy

Buzzwole is a Bug and Fighting-type Pokémon, and these Pokémon increase your Candy gain:

Best Megas for Xurkitree

Xurkitree is an Electric type Pokémon. Having these Mega and Primal Pokémon active will increase your Candy gain:

Best for Pheromosa

Pheromosa is a Bug and Fighting-type Pokémon. Use these Mega Pokémon to increase your Candy gain:

If you fancy this guide, be sure to take a look at these articles as well, as they can help you prepare for this event: Buzzwole, Pheromosa, and Xurkitree in PvP (and PvE?) | Pheromosa, Buzzwole and new Hisui Pokémon as Raid Attackers guideXurkitree PvE AnalysisPheromosa PvE AnalysisBuzzwole PvE AnalysisPokémon GO Season of Timeless Travels

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