Genesect with a Shock Drive will be appearing in five-star raids for the first time in Pokémon GO starting tomorrow, January 15

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

Coming in January: New Year’s, Mountains of Power, and more!

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.

Image of Onix - Shiny Icon On
Onix
Steelix Mega Energy
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Image of a Remote Raid Pass IconWeekly 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.

Image of a Raid Icon - TealFeatured Pokémon in raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids throughout January.

Image of a Five-Star EggFive-Star Raids

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

Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On
Kyurem

Friday, January 7, 2022, to Saturday, January 15, 2022

Image of Heatran - Shiny Icon On
Heatran

Saturday, January 15, 2022 to Monday, January 24, 2022

Image of Genesect (Shock Drive) - Shiny Icon Off
Genesect (Shock Drive)*

Monday, January 24, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Image of Regice - Shiny Icon On
Regice
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
* Genesect (Shock Drive) caught during this period will know the attack Techno Blast

Image of a Mega Raid EggMega Raids

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

Image of Mega Abomasnow - Shiny Icon On
Mega Abomasnow

Friday, January 7, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Image of Mega Aerodactyl - Shiny Icon On
Mega Aerodactyl
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Raid Hours

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.

Image of Kyurem - Shiny Icon On
January 5: Kyurem
Image of Heatran - Shiny Icon On
January 12: Heatran
Image of Genesect (Shock Drive) - Shiny Icon Off
January 19: Genesect (Shock Drive)
Image of Regice - Shiny Icon On
January 26: Regice
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

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!

Image of Solosis - Shiny Icon Off
January 4: Solosis | 2× Transfer Candy
Image of Diglett - Shiny Icon On
January 11: Diglett | 2× Catch Stardust
Image of Plusle - Shiny Icon On
January 18: Plusle | 2× Catch Candy
Image of Minun - Shiny Icon On
January 25: Minun | 2× Transfer Candy
If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

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.

Upcoming events

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…

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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