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Pokémon GO usher in the New Year with the monthly update for January 2022

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GO_NewYears_2022.pngNiantic has announced details of Pokémon GO's monthly update for January 2022, with a range of events scheduled to take place between Saturday, January 1st, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8).

Research Breakthrough encounters
Onix ⁂ can be encountered, and Steelix Mega Energy can be gained in Research Breakthrough encounters after completing seven days of Field Research tasks.

Pokémon Spotlight Hours
Taking place every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, these Pokémon and special bonuses will be featured:
Featured Pokémon in raids
Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids in January 2022:
Every Wednesday, a Raid Hour event will occur from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time, featuring Pokémon that appear in the above timeframe.

In addition, the following Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids.
Raid rotations all start and end at 10:00 a.m. local time on the dates listed.
  • Mega Abomasnow ⁂ will be appearing until January 7.
  • Mega Aerodactyl ⁂ will be appearing from January 7 to February 1, making its Pokémon GO debut.
Weekly 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.

Upcoming events
Several events are also announced for January. Stay tuned for details about these upcoming events.
  • January Community Day: On Sunday, January 16th, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, a Community Day event featuring Spheal, the Clap Pokémon will take place, where Spheal will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Evolve Sealeo 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.
  • New Year's Event: From December 31st, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to January 4th, 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 January 7th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to January 13th, 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 January 19th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to February 1st, 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...


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