Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 3rd January we have the New Year event and the Mountains of Power event.
New Year’s Event
From Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event will take place in Pokémon GO.
- 2× Hatch Stardust
- 2× Hatch Candy
- 1/2 Hatch Distance
Mountains of Power
From Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, work with Spark to activate the second part of the mysterious door by journeying through terrain reminiscent of the mountains found in regions like Johto and Sinnoh. More information coming soon!
Season 10 GO Battle League
GO Battle League Season 10 will start on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). Pokémon appearing in GO Battle League encounters will now be slightly easier to catch.
Between December 27 – January 10 the following leagues will be available:
*** Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter. Only Normal Grass Electric Ice and Ghost type Pokémon are permitted.
Tuesday 4th January 6pm till 7pm local time we have Solosis as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x candy for transferring Pokémon.
Wednesday 5th January 6pm till 7pm local time Kyurem will be appearing in five-star raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
January Research Breakthrough Encounters
From Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) Onix will be the featured Pokemon in your research breakthrough box. You will also gain Steelix Mega Energy! If you’re lucky, you might encounter a shiny Onix.
Mega Abomasnow will make its return at 10 am local on December 23rd until 10 am local on January 7th.
From Friday, January 7, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Mega Aerodactyl will be making their Pokémon GO debut!
Five Star Raids
From 10 am local on December 16th to 10 am local Friday, January 7, 2022 Kyurem will be in 5-star raids.
From Friday, January 7, 2022, to Saturday, January 15, 2022 Heatran will be in 5-star raids.
January Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles
Every Monday in January, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.
January Monthly Bonus
For the month of January you will receive 2× XP for first catch of each day.
January Timed Research Challenge
Timed Research: XP Challenge
- Pokémon GO Tour pre-purchase exclusive
Note: January’s Timed Research will be available to Trainers who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto prior to January 10, 2022.
- Earn XP during the month of January to make progress on Spark’s Timed Research and unlock rewards like the Goomy Hat avatar item!
- The Goomy Hat avatar item will be available for purchase in the shop after the Season ends.
Goomy Hat Avatar Item
- Earn 240,000 XP Total to Unlock!
January Research Tasks
For a full list of the January Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our article which we will publish ASAP!
Season of Heritage
Running from Wednesday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. local time to Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, the Season of Heritage is here! Trainers will embark on a journey inspired by the past as we run-up to the Pokémon Go Tour: Johto event.
Seasonal Bonuses 🎁
During the Season of Heritage, the following bonuses will be active.
- Increased effectiveness of Incense while stationary
- Added Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
- Increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely
- Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
- One extra Pokémon Candy when trading Pokémon
- Guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon
Monthly Seasonal Bonuses and Timed Research
- A different Seasonal Bonus will be featured every month during the Season of Heritage. For December, work alongside Blanche to complete a Stardust Challenge!
- Timed Research will be available every month and will reward Trainers with exclusive avatar items.
- December’s Timed Research will be available to all Trainers, while the Timed Research in January and February will be available to those who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto.
Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild!
As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!