This Week in Pokémon GO: 9-15 January 2023

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 9th January, we have the Twinkling Fantasy Event, and GO Battle Weekend: Steven Stone.

Twinkling Fantasy Event

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

GO Battle Weekend: Steven Stone

From January 14 to January 15, 2023, from 12 A.M. to 11:59 P.M. local time, GO Battle Weekend: Steven Stone takes place.

Bonuses:

  • 4x Stardust from win rewards. (This does not include the end-of-set rewards and will not stack with the 3x Stardust bonus from Master League rotation weeks.)
  • The maximum number of sets you can play per day will be increased from five to 20 for a total of 100 battles from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. local time.

Timed Research 

Timed Research focused on battling will be available for the whole weekend!

Actives Leagues:

  • Great League
  • Ultra League
  • Master League

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 5-Jan 12

  • 🟣 Master League*
  • 🟣 Master Premier Classic*

(*) 3x Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)

Jan 12-Jan 19

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

Spotlight Hour

Swirlix

Tuesday 10th January 6pm till 7pm local time we have Swirlix as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2× stardust for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour

Zekrom

Wednesday 11th January 6pm till 7pm local time Zekrom will be appearing in raids for raid hour.

January 2022 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!

Mega Raids

Steelix (Mega)

From January 1 to January 10 Mega Steelix will appear in Mega Raids.

Salamence (Mega)

From January 10 to January 18 Mega Pokémon will make their debut in Mega Raids.

Five Star Raids

Reshiram

From January 1 to January 10 Reshiram will appear in five-star raids. It will know the special move Fusion Flare during this time.

Zekrom

From January 10 to January 18 Zekrom will appear in five-star raids.

January 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

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