Pokemon Go New Year’s Event 2022

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Date + Time

Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

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.

Event Bonuses

  • 2× Hatch Stardust
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance

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!

Costumed Pokémon

You’ll be able to encounter costumed Pokémon! New Year’s Hat Hoothoot and 2022 Glasses Slowking make their debut! 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

Image of New Year’s Hat Pikachu - Shiny Icon On

New Year’s Hat Pikachu

Image of Seel - Shiny Icon On

Seel

Image of 2020 Glasses Slowpoke - Shiny Icon On

2020 Glasses Slowpoke

Image of New Year’s Hat Hoothoot - Shiny Icon On

New Year’s Hat Hoothoot

Image of Stantler - Shiny Icon On

Stantler

Image of Party Hat Wurmple - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Wurmple

Image of Loudred - Shiny Icon On

Loudred

Image of Fearow - Shiny Icon Off

Fearow

Raids

One-Star Raids

Image of 2020 Glasses Slowpoke - Shiny Icon On

2020 Glasses Slowpoke

Image of New Year’s Hat Hoothoot - Shiny Icon On

New Year’s Hat Hoothoot

Image of Party Hat Wobbuffet - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Wobbuffet

Image of Mawile - Shiny Icon On

Mawile

Three-Star Raids

Image of Party Hat Raticate - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Raticate

Image of Party Hat Nidorino - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Nidorino

Image of Machamp - Shiny Icon Off

Machamp

Image of Party Hat Gengar - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Gengar

Image of 2022 Glasses Slowking - Shiny Icon On

2022 Glasses Slowking

Five-Star Raids

Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On

Kyurem

Mega Raids

Image of Mega Abomasnow - Shiny Icon On

Mega Abomasnow

Field Research Task Encounters

Image of 2020 Glasses Slowpoke - Shiny Icon On

2020 Glasses Slowpoke

Image of New Year Hat Hoothoot - Shiny Icon On

New Year Hat Hoothoot

Image of Party Hat Bulbasaur - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Bulbasaur

Image of Party Hat Charmander - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Charmander

Image of Party Hat Squirtle - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Squirtle

7 km Eggs

Image of Party Hat Bulbasaur - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Bulbasaur

Image of Party Hat Charmander - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Charmander

Image of Party Hat Squirtle - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Squirtle

Image of 2020 Glasses Slowpoke - Shiny Icon On

2020 Glasses Slowpoke

Image of New Year Hat Hoothoot - Shiny Icon On

New Year Hat Hoothoot

Image for New Year Hat Pichu - Shiny Icon On

New Year Hat Pichu

Image of Party Hat Wurmple - Shiny Icon On

Party Hat Wurmple

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.

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