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Pokemon GO New Years 2022 Event Date, Spawns, and Bonuses

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  • Posted on 24th Sep, 2022 19:10 PM

Pokemon GO’s final event of 2021 is right around the corner and players are in for some big excitement when the New Years 2022 festivities kick off.

p>The Pokemon GO Holidays event is still raging on, but it won’t be long before Christmas is in the rear view mirror and trainers begin looking forward to a new year in the mobile AR game. To help celebrate the transition to 2022, Niantic is throwing a big New Years 2022 that kicks off on the final day of 2021 and runs through the first few days of January.

It has become tradition for Pokemon GO to throw a New Years event every year and this year players won’t want to sleep on the festivity. There are going to be a ton of activities to enjoy throughout the New Years 2022 event including special spawns, bonuses, Raid Bosses, and some Timed Research.

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The event will kick off late on December 31 and players have just about four full days to take advantage of the bonuses and finish the associated Timed Research. There are also going to be some Costumed Pokemon making an appearance, which means that collectors will have something to chase down throughout the event, as well.

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New Years 2022 Date and Time

Friday, December 31, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. to Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Timed Research

To celebrate the New Year, you’ll be able to complete Timed Research featuring Pokémon appearing during this event. Complete the research tasks to encounter various costumed Pokémon! Exact tasks and rewards have not been confirmed yet, but check back soon for those details.

All New Years 2022 Costumed Pokemon

  • Party Hat Bulbasaur
  • Party Hat Charmander
  • Party Hat Squirtle
  • Party Hat Raticate
  • Party Hat Nidorino
  • New Year Hat Pichu
  • New Year Hat Pikachu
  • New Year Hat Raichu
  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke
  • 2021 Glasses Slowbro
  • 2022 Glasses Slowking
  • Party Hat Gengar
  • New Year’s Hat Hoothoot
  • Party Hat Wurmple
  • Party Hat Wobbuffet

Field Research Task Encounter Rewards

The following Pokemon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke
  • New Year Hat Hoothoot

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.

  • Party Hat Bulbasaur
  • Party Hat Charmander
  • Party Hat Squirtle

New Avatar Items and Stickers

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop beginning with this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • 2022 Glasses
  • New Year’s Headband
  • New Year’s Jacket Set
  • New Year’s Pants
  • New Year’s Shoes

For a bit of additional fun, there will also be fireworks appearing in the game from Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11:00 p.m. local time to Sunday, January 2, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. local time. At this point, there is no indication that the fireworks will impact gameplay. Players will also be able to get New Year’s–themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop. All of the costumed Pokemon, Stickers, and Avatar gear definitely make this event a tempting one for trainers who prefer to focus on the collectible aspect of the mobile AR experience. The exact value of the event for more PvE or PvP focused players may not be clear until a full look at the Timed Research rewards becomes available.

That should be everything that players need to know to prepare for the upcoming event. The community should learn much more about this and other new features and activities throughout the early days of the Season of Heritage. Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!

Pokemon GO is available now on mobile devices.

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