Celebrate the New Year with Pokémon GO

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Niantic has announced details for Pokémon GO's New Year's 2022 event. The event will be taking place in-game from December 31st, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. up until January 4th, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Fireworks will appear in the sky between December 31st, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. local time and January 2nd, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. local time.

The New Year's 2022 event sees the release of the next part in Pokémon GO's Season of Heritage story. 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.

The following bonuses will be active throughout the event:
New Year's 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
New Year's–themed stickers can be obtained by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Pokémon
Complete Timed Research tasks to encounter various costumed Pokémon.

The following costumed Pokémon will be available in this event:
Wild Encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter in the wild:
  • New Year's Hat Pikachu ⁂
  • Seel
  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke ⁂
  • New Year's Hat Hoothoot ⁂
  • Stantler
  • Party Hat Wurmple ⁂
  • Loudred
  • Fearow (rare)
Raid Battles
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:
  • One-Star Raids
    • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke ⁂
    • New Year's Hat Hoothoot ⁂
    • Party Hat Wobbuffet ⁂
    • Mawile
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Party Hat Raticate ⁂
    • Party Hat Nidorino ⁂
    • Machamp
    • Party Hat Gengar ⁂
    • 2022 Glasses Slowking
  • Five-Star Raids
    • Kyurem ⁂
  • Mega Raids
Field Research Tasks
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks:
  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke ⁂
  • New Year's Hat Hoothoot ⁂
  • Party Hat Bulbasaur ⁂ (rare)
  • Party Hat Charmander ⁂ (rare)
  • Party Hat Squirtle ⁂ (rare)
Eggs
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7km Eggs obtained during the event:
  • Party Hat Bulbasaur ⁂
  • Party Hat Charmander ⁂
  • Party Hat Squirtle ⁂
  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke ⁂
  • New Year's Hat Hoothoot ⁂
  • New Year's Hat Pichu ⁂
  • Party Hat Wurmple ⁂

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