This Week in Pokemon GO: 23-29 January 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 16th January we have the end of the Lunar New Year event, the Crackling Voltage Event, Tapu Koko debuting as shiny in raids, and more!

Lunar New Year 2023

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

From January 19 to January 23, 2023, from 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. local time, we celebrate the Lunar New Year 2023! Buneary and Bunnelby will appear more frequently in the wild, and you’ll have an increased chance of encountering Darumaka shiny!

  • Shiny icon Increased chance to encounter Shiny Darumaka!
  • Trade icon Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades.
  • Battle Friend icon Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.
  • Stardust icon 2× Stardust from opening Gifts.
  • Trade icon One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two per day.*
  • General icon During the Lunar New Year event, Trainers can choose from several bonuses as a reward for their Timed Research.

Crackling Voltage Event

  • Event icon From Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:00am, to Sunday February 5, 2023 at 11:59pm local time.
  • Egg icon Different Pokémon will be hatching from 7km eggs

Two brand new shiny Pokémon will debut during the Crackling Voltage event, the Legendary Tapu Koko, and Helioptile! Tapu Koko is the first of the Guardian Diety Pokemon to see their shiny released in Pokémon GO.

GO Battle League Season 13

  • Event icon GO Battle League: Mythical Wishes will start on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT -8)
  • Gift icon End-of-Season rewards will be available on the battle screen.
  • Battle icon Your GO Battle League rank will be reset.
  • Battle icon Rank-up requirements will remain the same as the prior Season.

Jan 19-Jan 26

  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔵 Weather Cup: Great League Edition

Jan 26-Feb 2

  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🔵 Electric Cup: Great League Edition

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 24th January 6pm till 7pm local time we have Tynamo as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× candy for catching Pokémon.


Raid Hour

Tapu Koko

Wednesday 25th January 6pm till 7pm local time Tapu Koko will be appearing in raids for raid hour. It will be available as shiny for the first time!

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 appear in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids


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. It will be available as a shiny for the first time ever!

Field Research

January 2023 Research Breakthrough

Completing Field Research tasks leads to Research Breakthroughs, which now reward Trainers with different items in addition to encounters with a variety of Pokémon. Check out the Research Breakthrough rewards you can look forward to this Season!

  • 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!

January 2023 Research Tasks

For a full list of January 2023 research tasks and rewards check out our article here.

Season of Mythical Wishes

Season of Mythical Wishes Bonuses

  • 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

Season of Mythical Wishes Wild Encounters

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild during the Season, including iconic Pokémon from all generations. As the Season changes, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world.




Beach & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

Season of Mythical Wishes Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs this Season.

2km Eggs

5km Eggs

7km Eggs

10km Eggs

5km Adventure Sync Eggs

10km Adventure Sync Eggs

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