This Week in Pokémon GO: 16-22 January 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 16th January we have the end of the Twinkling Fantasy Event, Larvitar Community Day Classic and celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Twinkling Fantasy Event

Twinkling Fantasy

From January 10 to January 16, 2023 from 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. local time, we have the first ever Twinkling Fantasy Event. Celebrating Fairy and Dragon types, Mega Salamence and shiny Dedenne will debut!

  • Event icon From Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 8:00am, to Monday January 16, 2023 at 10:00pm local time.
  • XP icon 2x XP for catching Pokémon with successful nice, great and excellent throws during the event
  • Candy icon Additional candy for catching Pokémon with successful nice, great and excellent throws during the event
  • Candy XL icon Increased chance for trainers level 31 and above of XL Candy for catching Pokémon with successful nice, great and excellent throws during the event

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.

Larvitar Community Day Classic

Larvitar Community Day
Larvitar Community Day
Larvitar

Larvitar will appear more frequently in the wild on January 21, 2023, and if you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Larvitar! Tyranitar evolved during the event, or up to two hours afterward – from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – will know the Fast Attack Smack Down.

  • XP icon 3x XP for catching Pokémon
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day Classic for a surprise!

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 12-Jan 19

  • 🔵 Great League
  • 🟡 Ultra League
  • 🟣 Master League

Jan 19-Jan 26

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

Spotlight Hour

Seedot

Tuesday 17th January 6pm till 7pm local time we have Seedot as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× XP for catching Pokémon.

Raids

Raid Hour

Regice

Wednesday 18th January 6pm till 7pm local time Regice will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

Mega Raids

Salamence (Mega)

From January 10 to January 18 Mega Salamence will appear in Mega Raids.

Lopunny (Mega)

From January 18 to January 25 Mega Lopunny will appear in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Zekrom

From January 10 to January 18 Zekrom will appear in five-star raids. It will know the special move Fusion Bolt during this time.

Regice

From January 18 to January 25 Regice will appear in five-star raids.

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.

Cities

Forests

Mountains

Beach & Water

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

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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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