This Week in Pokémon GO: 30 January – 5 February 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 30th January we have the end of the Crackling Voltage Event, the Team GO Rocket Takeover with Shadow Registeel debuting, and the start of a brand new month!

Crackling Voltage Event

  • Event icon From Friday, January 27, 2023 at 10:00am, to Sunday February 5, 2023 at 11:59pm local time.
  • Eggs 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.

Team GO Rocket Takeover

Shadow Registeel

Registeel (Shadow)
  • Date and time 📅
  • Event icon Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 5, at 11:59 p.m. local time
  • Bonuses ⭐
  • Team Rocket icon Giovanni, Team GO Rocket Leaders and Grunts will be using different Shadow Pokémon
  • Team Rocket icon Shadow Registeel is available as a reward for defeating Giovanni
  • Team Rocket icon Release of Shadow Alolan Vulpix, Shadow Spoink, Shadow Blitzle, and Shadow Joltik
  • Team Rocket icon Team GO Rocket will appear more frequently at PokéStops and in Balloons
  • Attack icon You can use a Charged TM to help a Shadow Pokémon forget Frustration

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 26-Feb 2

Feb 2-Feb 9

  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🟡 Ultra Premier

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 31st January 6pm till 7pm local time we have Blitzle as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× candy for transferring Pokémon.


Raid Hour


Wednesday 1st February 6pm till 7pm local time Registeel will be appearing in raids for raid hour. Registeel caught during this time will know the special charged attack Zap Cannon.

Mega Raids

Aerodactyl (Mega)

From January 25 to February 1 Mega Aerodactyl will appear in Mega Raids.

Gengar (Mega)

Mega Gengar will appear in raids from Wednesday, February 1, 2023 10:00am, till Wednesday February 8, 2023 10:00am.

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!


Registeel will appear in raids from Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 10:00am till Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 10:00am. Registeel caught during this time will know the special charged attack Zap Cannon.

Field Research

January/February 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.

February 2023 Research Tasks

A full list of February 2023 research tasks will be published as soon as we have all the relevant information!

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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