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New Year’s 2022 Event Begins In Pokémon GO Tonight


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Starting tonight, Pokémon GO kicks off a celebratory event ushering in 2022. The 2022 New Year’s Event will feature Costumed Pokémon including Slowking wearing 2022 glasses as Hoothoot available to encounter in its Shiny form for the first time. Let’s get into the details.

New Year's 2022 Event graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
New Year’s 2022 Event graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Here are the details for the 2022 New Year’s Event in Pokémon GO:

  • Date & time: Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
  • Shiny release: Hoothoot will be available to encounter as a Shiny Pokémon in its event costume. After the event, it is confirmed that non-costumed Hoothoot will be Shiny-capable.
  • Costumed Pokémon:
    • Party Hat Bulbasaur – Field Research encounter, Eggs
    • Party Hat Charmander – Field Research encounter, Eggs
    • Party Hat Squirtle – Field Research encounter, Eggs
    • Party Hat Raticate – Raids
    • Party Hat Nidorino – Raids
    • New Year’s Hat Pichu – Eggs
    • New Year’s Hat Pikachu – Wild
    • New Year’s Hat Raichu – Evolution
    • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke – Wild, Raids, Field Research encounter, Eggs
    • 2021 Glasses Slowbro – Evolution
    • 2022 Glasses Slowking – Raids (New release arriving for the first time)
    • Party Hat Gengar – Raids
    • New Year’s Hat Hoothoot – Wild, Raids, Field Research encounter, Eggs (New release arriving for the first time)
    • Party Hat Wurmple – Wild, Eggs
    • Party Hat Wobbuffet – Raids
  • Other wild encounters:
    • Seel
    • Stantler
    • Loudred
    • Fearow
  • Special feature: Niantic writes: “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.”
  • Timed Research: Offers encounters with Costumed Pokémon.
  • Event Bonuses:
    • Double hatch Stardust
    • Double hatch Candy
    • Half hatch distance

Regarding the other raids, Tier Five and Mega Raids will not be impacted by this event. Kyurem will remain the Legendary Raid feature and Mega Abomasnow will remain the current Mega. Stay tuned for news regarding future events continuing the ongoing Season of Heritage storyline coming to Pokémon GO soon.

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