Pokémon Go: New Years 2022 event guide

The Pokémon Go New Years 2022 event is almost here and we here at iMore have all the details – all new costumed and returning Pokémon, all the raids and eggs, the field research, and more! And don’t forget to take a look at our best Pokémon Go accessories to get fully equipped on your Pokémon adventure!

What is the New Year’s Eve 2022 event in Pokémon Go?

The Pokémon Go New Years event is a recurring event that happens every January to mark the New Year. The event features plenty of Pokémon dressed in party hats, silly glasses, and fancy clothing, as well as field research, timed research, and more. This year will also feature plenty of Pokemon Eggs and bonuses for quickly hatching those eggs and earning tons of rewards.

When is the 2022 New Year’s Eve event in Pokémon Go?

The New Year 2022 event begins on Friday December 31, 2021 and ends on Tuesday January 4, 2022.

Potentially shiny Pokémon are marked with an asterisk.

Costumed pokemon

Most of the Pokémon featured in the 2022 New Year’s Eve event are costumed Pokémon. Old and new costumes will be shown, including the following:

  • Bulbasaur * wearing a party hat
  • Charmander * wearing a party hat
  • Squirtle * wearing a party hat
  • Ratify * wear a party hat
  • Nidorino * wearing a party hat
  • Pichu * wearing a New Years hat
  • Pikachu * wearing a New Years hat
  • Raichu wearing a New Years hat
  • Slowpoke * wears glasses 2020
  • Slowbro * wears 2021 glasses
  • Slowking wears glasses 2022
  • Gengar * wearing a party hat
  • Hoothoot * wearing a New Years hat
  • Wurmple * wearing a party hat
  • Wobbuffet * wearing a party hat

Savage

Players will be able to encounter the following Pokémon in the wild during the duration of the event:

  • fear
  • Costumed Pikachu *
  • Slowpoke costumed *
  • Seal *
  • Costumed hoothoot *
  • stands *
  • Costumed Wurmple *
  • Loud

Raids

During the New Year 2022 event, the following Pokémon will be available in raids:

  • Slowpoke costumed * (one star)
  • Costumed hoothoot * (one star)
  • Costumed Wobbuffet * (one star)
  • Mawile * (one star)
  • Costumed Raticate * (three stars)
  • Nidorino in costume * (three stars)
  • Machamp (three stars)
  • Costumed Gengar * (three stars)
  • Costumed slowking (three stars)
  • Kyurem * (five stars)
  • Mega Abomasnow * (Mega)

Eggs

The 2022 New Year’s Eve event is primarily focused on Pokémon Eggs from freebies. You’ll want to collect as many goodies as possible to earn 7km Eggs which will contain the following Pokémon:

  • Costumed Bulbasaur *
  • Costume Charmander *
  • Costumed Squirtle *
  • Slowpoke costumed *
  • Costumed hoothoot *
  • Costumed Pichu *
  • Costumed Wurmple *

Field research

During the event, players will be able to spin PokéStops and Gyms to earn Event-exclusive Field Research tasks. We don’t know yet what the specific tasks will be, but there will be tasks that reward players with the following Pokémon encounters:

  • Costumed Bulbasaur *
  • Costume Charmander *
  • Costumed Squirtle *
  • Slowpoke costumed *
  • Costumed hoothoot *

Timed search

As we continue the Heritage Season, the 2022 New Years event will feature a timed research line that will reward players with encounters with costumed Pokémon.

The first step

Completion rewards: Come back soon!

PokéShop

Players looking for a little extra party fun can find the following items in the PokéShop and the Avatar-style store:

  • glasses 2022
  • New Years Headband
  • new year jacket
  • new year pants
  • new year shoes
  • New Years Gift Stickers

Bonus

The first half of the 2022 New Years event will feature fireworks to really help set the mood. Players will also be able to take advantage of the following bonuses to hatch numerous eggs:

  • Half-hatch distance
  • Double hatch stardust
  • Double hatch candies

Questions about the 2022 New Year’s Eve event in Pokémon Go?

Have questions about the 2022 New Year’s Eve event in Pokémon Go? Which costume Pokémon are you most eager to add to your collection? How many eggs do you hope to hatch? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out the rest of our Pokémon Go coverage so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

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