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Pokemon GO New Year’s Event 2022: Date, Time, Bonus and More

Niantic has revealed an exciting New Year’s 2022 event for Pokemon GO. This last event Pokemon GO event for 2021 will bring in a lot of interesting stuff, multiple rewards, bonuses, and special Fireworks in the game for a limited period of time.

Pokemon GO New Year’s Event 2022 will commence from December 31, 2021, to January 4, 2022. This event will continue the “Season of Heritage” story where Spark, leader of Team Instinct, is taking the reigns.

He is throwing a party following a special gift exchange which will attract nearby Pokemon to join in on the celebration. Hence, you can find many costumed Pokemon, including shinies during this special event.

Check out everything about Niantic’s Pokemon GO New Year’s Event to kick off 2022 in style.

Pokemon GO New Year’s Event 2022 Date & Time

The Pokemon GO New Year’s Event 2022 will start at 10:00 PM on Friday, December 31, 2021, and will last until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, local time. During this time, you can encounter Pokemon wearing costumes, themed avatar items, double hatching bonus, half hatching distance, and a lot more fascinating stuff.

To celebrate the arrival of the New Year, this Pokemon GO event will also feature Fireworks in the game. You can watch the fireworks live at 11:00 PM, December 31, 2021, 12:00 AM January 2, 2022, local time.

Make sure you launch the game and join the celebration on time.

Pokemon GO New Year’s Event 2022 Bonuses

As exclusive event bonuses, you will receive double Stardust for hatching (2x hatch Stardust), double candies for hatching (2x hatch Candy), and the distance for hatching will be halved during this time period (1/2 hatching distance).

Additionally, you can also complete Timed Research featuring Pokemon appearing during this event. You have to complete research tasks to encounter various costumed Pokemon.

Costumed Pokemon For the New Year’s 2022 Event

You can encounter stylish and appealing costumed Pokemon during the New Year’s 2022 event in Pokemon GO. The New Year’s Hat Hoothoot and 2022 Glasses Slowking are making their debut with the event.

Note: This will be the first time you can encounter a Shiny Hoothoot in Pokemon GO. If you are lucky, you can also find a non-costumed Shiny Hoothoot after the event ends.

These are the costumed Pokemon you can encounter in Pokemon GO during the event:

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

If you are lucky enough, you will be able to encounter the shiny forms of these Pokemon.

Wild Encounters in New Year’s Event 2022

Many rare and sought-after Pokemon will be available for wild encounters during the event. You can find these Pokemon in the wild during New Year’s Event 2022:

  • New Year’s Hat Pikachu
  • Seel
  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke
  • New Year’s Hat Hoothoot
  • Stantler
  • Party Hat Wurmple
  • Loudred
  • Fearow (Rare; if you are lucky, you will find it)

If you are lucky enough, you can find and catch the shiny forms of these Pokemon.

Pokemon Available via Hatching Eggs during the Event

Hatching Pokemon Eggs has been made easier and very profitable during the New Year’s 2022 event. You will get double bonuses while only having to spend half the time hatching eggs. You can find the following Pokemon by hatching 7 KM Eggs during the event:

  • New Year Hat Pichu
  • Party Hat Bulbasaur
  • New Year Hat Hoothoot
  • Party Hat Squirtle
  • Party Hat Charmander
  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke
  • Party Hat Wurmple

If you are lucky enough, you can hatch Shiny forms of these Pokemon during the event.

Pokemon Available after completing Field Research Tasks

Another way to get cute costumed Pokemon during the New Year’s 2022 event in Pokemon GO is to complete Field Research tasks. You can get these Pokemon by completing Field Research tasks during the event:

  • New Year Hat Hoothoot
  • Party Hat Bulbasaur
  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke
  • Party Hat Squirtle
  • Party Hat Charmander

If you are lucky, you will be able to encounter a shiny form of these Pokemon after completing tasks.

Pokemon Appearing in Raids in Pokemon GO New Year’s Event 2022

You can participate in Raids to encounter rare Pokemon during the New Year’s event 2022. The following Pokemon will be available in One-Star, Three-Star, Five-Star, and Mega Raids:

One-Star Raids:

  • 2020 Glasses Slowpoke
  • New Year’s Hat Hoothoot
  • Party Hat Wobbuffet
  • Mawile

Three-Star Raids:

  • Party Hat Raticate
  • Party Hat Nidorino
  • Machamp
  • Party Hat Gengar
  • 2022 Glasses Slowking

Five-Star Raids:

  • Kyurem

Mega Raids:

  • Mega Abomasnow

Note: In another piece of news, Mega Aerodactyl is also coming to Pokemon GO shortly after the first week in Mega Raids.

If you are lucky, you will encounter shiny forms of these Pokemon in Raids.

New Avatar Items and Stickers for New Year’s 2022 Event

Apart from the bonuses, you will also be able to find new and exciting avatar items and stickers in the in-game shop once the New Year’s 2022 event commences. These items will be available even after the event ends. Check them out:

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

Additionally, you can also get New Year’s-themed stickers and other items by spinning PokeStops, opening gifts, and buying them from the in-game shop.

The Pokemon GO New Year’s Event 2022 is forming to look very captivating. GO players will be able to encounter a lot of elegant, themed-Pokemon in costumes alongside the interesting bonuses.

If you play Pokemon GO, make sure you participate in the event, and also catch the fireworks in the game on December 31. However, please be aware of your surroundings and do not ignore the guidelines from your local health authorities while playing.

Saquib Hashmi
A simple Netizen on a hunt for stories worth sharing. Presenting them here in a spicy form. I hope they offer you value and knowledge.
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