Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event will take place in Pokémon GO from Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time,

The New Years 2022 event continues the Season of Heritage story, brings a variety of costumed Pokémon and shiny Hoothoot debuts in Pokémon GO. Hatching bonuses will be doubled, and distances halved.

In addition to all other bonuses, special Fireworks will be appearing in-game for a limited time. This is the last Pokémon GO event in 2021, and it sure goes out in style.

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Date & Time

Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event start and end dates:

  • Starts on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. local time
  • Ends on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses

Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event bonuses include:

  • Debut of shiny Hoothoot
  • 2× Hatch Stardust
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • Costumed Slowking evolution available
  • New stickers and avatar items for purchase in the shop
  • In-game fireworks (Dec 31 at 11:00 p.m.-Jan 2 at 12:00 a.m. local time)

Shiny Hoothoot and Noctowl

 

Costumed Pokémon

During the Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event costumed versions of regular Pokémon will be appearing. New Year’s Hat Hoothoot and 2022 Glasses Slowking make their debut!

Pokémon GO New Years 2022 Costumed Pokémon
Pokémon GO New Years 2022 Costumed Pokémon
Pokemon GO Shiny Hoothoot
Pokemon GO Shiny Hoothoot

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Hoothoot, if you’re lucky! You’ll be able to encounter noncostumed Shiny Hoothoot after the event ends.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild, with Fearow being the uncommon spawn.

Uncommon spawn:

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids during the Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event. Be on the lookout for costumed versions of Pokémon.

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids

Mega Raids

Field Research Encounters

Field Research tasks during the Pokémon GO New Years 2022 event will feature Pokémon wearing hats and glasses.

Uncommon encounters:

7 KM Eggs

New Avatar Items and Stickers

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

  • 2022 Glasses
  • New Year’s Headband
  • New Year’s Jacket Set
  • New Year’s Pants
  • New Year’s Shoes

You’ll also be able to get New Year’s–themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Additional bonuses

New Years Loading Screen

New Year 2022 Loading Screen

Timed Research

To celebrate the New Year, you’ll be able to complete Timed Research featuring Pokémon appearing during this event. Complete the research tasks to encounter various costumed Pokémon!

Stage 1

  • Catch 10 Pokémon – 10 Poké Balls
  • Walk 1 km – 250 Stardust
  • Make 5 Curveball Throws – 5 Razz Berries

Fireworks!

  • To help bring in the new year, fireworks will appear in Pokémon GO from Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. local time to Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. local time.

The Season of Heritage Story Continues!

  • Following the gift exchange, Spark decides to throw a party to celebrate and bring in the New Year!
  • Nearby Pokémon are intrigued by the festivities and drawn in to celebrate!
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