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Pokemon Go celebrates the new year with festive Pokemon and more

Published: 14:25, 31 December 2020
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Niantic have revealed the details of Pokemon Go's new year 2021celebrations event which brings new costumed Pokemon (like a Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses) and new avatar items, as well as the return of some familiar Pokemon wearing party hats.

Pokemon Go is hosting a large celebration of the new year 2021 starting today, December 31, 2020, at 10:00 PM. The celebration event will bring many new additions and it will run until Monday, January 4, 2021, at 10:00 PM local time.

Niantic have detailed the event and everything you need to know about these celebrations can be found in the list below: 

  • Some Pokemon will be wearing festive costumes to celebrate the new year with players
  • Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses will be appearing in the wild, appearing after you complete Field Research tasks, appearing in raids, and hatching from 2 km Eggs.
    • Evolve Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses to get a Slowbro wearing 2021 glasses!
    • Pichu wearing a New Year’s hat will be hatching from 2 km Eggs
    • Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat will be appearing in the wild and after you complete Field Research tasks. You can also get one by evolving a Pichu wearing a New Year’s hat.
    • Evolve Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat to get a Raichu wearing a New Year’s hat!
  • Wynaut will be hatching from 2 km Eggs. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Wynaut!
  • Raticate, Wobbuffet, and Wurmple wearing party hats will be appearing in one-star raids. Klink and Espurr will be joining them as well.
  • Eevee wearing a party hat will be available as a Field Research reward encounter.
  • Dress up for 2021! Beginning on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), the 2021 Glasses and the New Year’s Party Hat avatar items will be available in the in-app shop.
  • Boxes will contain different items during the event! Check out the shop for more details.

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In addition to this, Niantic also included special bonuses: 2X Hatch Candy, 2X Hatch Stardust and 1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during this time.

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