New Year’s Hat Hoothoot and 2022 Glasses Slowking available now for the first time in Pokémon GO to coincide with the Pokémon GO New Year 2022 event

Niantic has announced a new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Ring in 2022 with a New Year’s event!

Ring in 2022 with a New Year’s event!

Trainers,

Happy 2020 from Slowpoke! Wait, no—it’s about to be 2022! Why is Slowpoke still wearing those glasses? At least Slowking got the memo! That’s right—our New Year’s celebration event is right around the corner! Look forward to Pokémon wearing new costumes, themed avatar items, the return of some familiar Pokémon wearing party hats, and a certain Shiny Pokémon will be appearing for the first time in Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO New Years 2022

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

The Season of Heritage Story Continues!

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!

Catch up on the story so far on the Season of Heritage web page.

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

Stardust Icon
2× Hatch Stardust
Candy Icon - Black
2× Hatch Candy
Incubator Icon - Black
1/2 Hatch Distance

Research IconTimed 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!

Party Hat IconCostumed 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.

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 Party Hat Raticate - Shiny Icon On
Party Hat Raticate
Image of Party Hat Nidorino - Shiny Icon On
Party Hat Nidorino
Image of New Year Hat Pichu - Shiny Icon On
New Year Hat Pichu
Image of New Year Hat Pikachu - Shiny Icon On
New Year Hat Pikachu
New Year Hat Raichu
Image of 2020 Glasses Slowpoke - Shiny Icon On
2020 Glasses Slowpoke
Image of 2021 Glasses Slowbro - Shiny Icon On
2021 Glasses Slowbro
Image of 2022 Glasses Slowking - Shiny Icon Off
2022 Glasses Slowking
Image of Party Hat Gengar - Shiny Icon On
Party Hat Gengar
Image of New Year’s Hat Hoothoot - Shiny Icon On
New Year’s Hat Hoothoot
Image of Party Hat Wurmple - Shiny Icon On
Party Hat Wurmple
Party Hat Wobbuffet - Shiny Icon On
Party Hat Wobbuffet
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Encounter IconWild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter in the wild.

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
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Image of Fearow - Shiny Icon Off
Fearow
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Image of the Raid IconRaids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Egg IconOne-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 Egg IconThree-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 Egg IconFive-Star Raids
Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On
Kyurem
Mega Raid EggMega Raids
Image of Mega Abomasnow - Shiny Icon On
Mega Abomasnow
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Research IconField Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Image of 2020 Glasses Slowpoke - Shiny Icon On
2020 Glasses Slowpoke
Image of New Year Hat Hoothoot - Shiny Icon On
New Year Hat Hoothoot
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
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
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Egg IconEggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs obtained during the event.

7km Egg Icons7 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
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
This list is organized by rarity, with one Egg icon being most common and five Egg icons being most rare.

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.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated. For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check this help center article.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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