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Pokemon GO - Events, Raids and Spotlight Hours coming in January 2022

Published: 11:46, 25 December 2021
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Happy New Year, Trainers. The Season of Heritage is still going strong and there are some fresh additions to Pokemon GO just waiting in the wings. Here's what you can expect in Pokemon GO this January.

With 2021 winding down, we have a couple of days left to enjoy Pokemon GO's Christmas and New Year's events. Still, a fresh year is ahead of us and those 365 days need to be filled with all kinds of Research Breakthroughs, Raids, Spotlight Hours and more. Here's what an average Trainer's January will look like in Pokemon GO:

January Research Breakthrough rewards

Available from Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 21:00 GMT (1:00 p.m. PST) to Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 21:00 GMT (1:00 p.m. PST):

  • Onix*
  • Steelix Mega Energy
Weekly 1 PokeCoin bundles

Every Monday in January will bring a fresh one-time-purchase bundle with a Remote Raid Pass and other items. Get yours in exchange for one PokeCoin.

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Pokemon in raids

Five-Star Raids

Say hello to Genesect with Shock Drive in five-star raids and give a warm welcome (back) to Regice and Heatran this January.

Raid rotations start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

  • Until Friday, January 7, 2022: Kyurem*
  • Friday, January 7, 2022, to Saturday, January 15, 2022: Heatran*
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022, to Monday, January 24, 2022: Genesect (Shock Drive) - caught during this period will know the attack Techno Blast
  • Monday, January 24, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022: Regice*

Mega Raids

Mega Aerodactyl is making its Pokemon GO debut in Mega Raids in January:

Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.

Until Friday, January 7, 2022: Mega Abomasnow*

Friday, January 7, 2022, to Tuesday, February 1, 2022: Mega Aerodactyl*

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Raid Hours

Every Wednesday will see a new Raid Hour play out between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Featured Pokemon:

  • January 5: Kyurem*
  • January 12: Heatran*
  • January 19: Genesect (Shock Drive)
  • January 26: Regice*

*A Shiny version is somewhere in the wild.

Pokemon Spotlight Hours

Get ready to take part in some Spotlight Hours, happening every Tuesday between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. Each Spotlight Hour will celebrate a different Pokemon and come with a special bonus.

  • January 4: Solosis - Bonus: double Transfer Candy
  • January 11: Diglett* - Bonus: double Catch Stardust
  • January 18: Plusle* - Bonus: double Catch Candy
  • January 25: Minun* - Bonus: double Transfer Candy

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January Community Day

January Comunity Day will occur on Sunday, January 16, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, and feature Spheal, the Clap Pokemon. Here's everything you need to know about Pokemon GO's January 2022 Community Day featuring Spheal, the Clap Pokemon.

Upcoming events

New Year’s Event: ring in the new year with Pokemon in new costumes and dazzling new avatar items.

Mountains of Power: Join Spark on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time, to activate the second part of the mysterious door and visit areas reminiscent of the mountains found in regions like Johto and Sinnoh.

Electric- and Steel-themed event inspired by the Kanto Power Plant: Team up with Spark once again between Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time and Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to gather up some Electric-type Pokemon and activate the final part of the mysterious door.

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