Pokémon GO New Year’s 2023 celebration event now underway in the Americas and Greenland until January 4 at 8 p.m. local time

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A new year brings new adventures—celebrate the arrival of 2023 with Pokémon GO!

A new year brings new adventures—celebrate the arrival of 2023 with Pokémon GO!

Trainers,

As we come to the close of another eventful year of exploration, let’s start the next one off right—with a New Year’s celebration event in Pokémon GO!

This year, our New Year’s party features Pokémon decked in their sparkly best, a new avatar item and pose, and more! Let’s GO…right into 2023!

Pokémon GO New Year’s 2023 event

Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. to Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

Pikachu wearing a party top hat
Pikachu wearing a party top hat
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!
Starting with this event, you’ll also be able to evolve Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s outfit into Noctowl wearing a New Year’s outfit!
Noctowl wearing a New Year’s outfit
Noctowl wearing a New Year’s outfit

Explore with decor

During this event, festive fireworks will light up the skies. We hope you enjoy the colorful decor!

New avatar item, pose, and stickers

The following avatar item and pose will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

Pikachu Party Hat

Party Popper Pose

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Pikachu wearing a party top hat
Pikachu wearing a party top hat
Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s outfit
Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s outfit
Wurmple wearing a party hat
Wurmple wearing a party hat
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Pichu wearing a party hat
Pichu wearing a party hat
Cleffa
Cleffa
Igglybuff
Igglybuff
Togepi
Togepi
Tyrogue
Tyrogue
Smoochum
Smoochum
Elekid
Elekid
Magby
Magby
Azurill
Azurill
Wynaut
Wynaut
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research tasks

New Year’s–themed Field Research tasks will be available!

Complete the research tasks to earn Stardust!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
Bulbasaur wearing a party hat
Bulbasaur wearing a party hat
Charmander wearing a party hat
Charmander wearing a party hat
Squirtle wearing a party hat
Squirtle wearing a party hat
Pikachu wearing a party top hat
Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s outfit
Three-Star Raids
Raticate wearing a party hat
Raticate wearing a party hat
Nidorino wearing a party hat
Nidorino wearing a party hat
Gengar wearing a party hat
Gengar wearing a party hat
Wobbuffet wearing a party hat
Wobbuffet wearing a party hat
Five-Star Raids
Reshiram
Reshiram
Mega Raids
Mega Steelix*
Mega Steelix
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Featured attack

Reshiram
Reshiram encountered in raids will also know Fusion Flare.

Fusion Flare

  • Trainer Battles: 90 power
  • Gyms and raids: 140 power

Collection Challenge

A New Year’s–themed Collection Challenge is coming!

Complete the New Year’s–themed Collection Challenge to receive Stardust!

Event Bonuses

1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period.*
1/4 Hatch Distance for the first three Eggs hatched during the event using the Pokémon GO Egg hatching widget.*
*These bonuses will not stack.
The Pokémon GO Egg hatching widget is available on iOS and Android devices. To learn how to add a widget to your device home screen, you can refer to our Help Center article.

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.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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