What’s On This Week: 31 January – 6 February 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 31st January we have the end of the Kanto Power Plant event, and Lunar New Year event!

Kanto Power Plant Electric & Steel Themed Event

From Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, continue working with Spark to gather up some electrifying Pokémon to activate the final part of the mysterious door. It seems that some nefarious forces have also caught wind of the door and the power it may contain…

Lunar New Year

Ring in the Lunar New Year from Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to Monday, February 7, 2022! We will share more information as soon as we have it.

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 January 24 – February 7 the following leagues will be available:

Spotlight Hour

Litleo

Tuesday 1st February 6pm till 7pm local time we have Litleo as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x XP for evolving Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Regirock

Wednesday 2nd February 6pm till 7pm local time Regirock will be appearing in five-star raids.

January Research Breakthrough Encounters

Onix

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. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a shiny Onix.

February Research Breakthrough Encounters

Espurr

From Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Espurr, if you’re lucky.

Mega Raids

Aerodactyl (Mega)

From Friday, January 7, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Mega Aerodactyl will be making their Pokémon GO debut!

Houndoom (Mega)

From Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Mega Houndoom will be appearing in Mega raids.

Five Star Raids

Regice

From Monday, January 24, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Regice will be in 5-star raids.

Regirock

From Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Regirock 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.

February Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in February, 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.

February Monthly Bonus

As part of the Season of Heritage the following bonuses will be active:

Candy XL icon Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs
Egg icon 2x XP from hatching eggs

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!

February Timed Research Challenge

Noibat

Trainers who purchase a ticket prior to February 10, 2022, will also receive access to the Season of Heritage’s Timed Research for February! Trainers who have purchased a GO Tour Ticket prior to February 10 must log in to Pokémon GO between February 1, 2022, and February 10, 2022, to receive the Timed Research. The February Timed Research featuring research tasks that reward a Noibat Hat Avatar Item and an encounter with Noibat.

January Research Tasks

For a full list of the January Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our article here.

February Research Tasks

For a full list of the February Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, we will have an article published 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!

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