Coming in January: New Year’s, Mountains of Power, and more!
January Research Breakthrough rewards
Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).
Update: Due to an unforeseen issue, Research Breakthroughs in January will not be rewarding Steelix Mega Energy. Instead, Timed Research will be available from Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time that will reward a total of 200 Steelix Mega Energy.
Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles
Every Monday in January, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.
Featured Pokémon in raids
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout January.
Regice and Heatran will be returning to five-star raids this January! Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, Genesect with a Shock Drive will be appearing in five-star raids!
Please note: Raid rotations start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.
Until Friday, January 7, 2022
Friday, January 7, 2022, to Saturday, January 15, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022 to Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, January 24, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022
For the first time in Pokémon GO, Mega Aerodactyl will be appearing in Mega Raids!
Please note: Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.
Until Friday, January 7, 2022
Friday, January 7, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Every Wednesday in January, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. The following Pokémon will be featured.
Pokémon Spotlight Hours
In the month of January, Pokémon Spotlight Hour will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, and each will spotlight a different Pokémon and a special bonus!
January Community Day
Join us on Sunday, January 16, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time for a Community Day event featuring Spheal, the Clap Pokémon!
Spheal will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Evolve Sealeo (Spheal’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Walrein that knows the Charged Attack Icicle Spear and Fast Attack Powder Snow.
For more details, check out the January Community Day blog.
Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events.
- New Year’s Event: From Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, ring in the new year with Pokémon in new costumes and snazzy new avatar items!
- Mountains of Power: From Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, work with Spark to activate the second part of the mysterious door by journeying through terrain reminiscent of the mountains found in regions like Johto and Sinnoh.
- Electric- and Steel-themed event inspired by the Kanto Power Plant: From Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, continue working with Spark to gather up some electrifying Pokémon to activate the final part of the mysterious door. It seems that some nefarious forces have also caught wind of the door and the power it may contain...
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—The Pokémon GO team