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January Events Announced For Pokémon GO

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Ring in the New Year, Pokémon style!

January is quickly approaching and the good folks at Niantic have outlined their plans to kick of the 2022 year. Part 2 of the Mysterious Door will take place, as well as some “new” Five-Star Raid bosses. Read on to find out what to expect this January.

Event Details

Research Breakthrough
From January 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. to February 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. look forward to finding Onix (which can be shiny) every time you earn seven stamps in your Field Research tab. In addition to Onix, you will also receive Steelix Mega Energy. A nice little bonus for those who never had a chance to earn enough when Mega Steelix was in Raids.

One PokéCoin Bundle
Once again, the in-game shop will feature a bundle every Monday that contains a Remote Raid Pass along side other goodies to help you on your journey. Remember if you have three Remote Raid passes in your inventory, you will not be able to claim any more. Be sure to use those passes before the next bundle rolls around so you don’t miss out on the almost free Remote Raid Pass.

SpotLight Hours
Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, certain Pokémon will spawn more frequently. Much more frequently. These Spotlight hours even feature special bonuses. Below is what you can expect to find during Spotlight hour each week. And as always, any Pokémon denoted with * indicates that it can be shiny!

  • Solosis – Jan 4 – 2x transfer Candy
  • Diglett* – Jan 11 – 2x catch Stardust
  • Plusle* – Jan 18 – 2x catch Candy
  • Minun* – Jan 25 – 2x transfer Candy

Featured in Raids

Speaking of Raids, here is what you can expect to find at Gyms near you. Take a look and see if anything is worth saving up those Raid Passes for. This journalist has an idea as to what he is looking forward to.
Five-Star Raids

  • Kyurem* – until Jan 7
  • Heatran* – Jan 7 to Jan 15
  • Shock Drive Genesect – Jan 15 to Jan 24
  • Regice* – Jan 24 to Feb 1

Mega Raids

  • Mega Abomasnow* – until Jan 7
  • Mega Aerodactyl* – Jan 7 to Feb 1

Raid Hours
Every Wednesday in January from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, gyms around you will feature Five-Star Raid battles. Coordinate with friends and take down some fearsome Raid Bosses together.

  • Kyurem* – Jan 5
  • Heatran* – Jan 12
  • Shock Drive Genesect – Jan 19
  • Regice* – Jan 26

January Community Day

Sunday, January 16, 2022 will now more commonly be known as Spheal Community Day. That’s because the Clap Pokémon is getting it’s shiny released in Pokémon GO and will be featured more frequently. If you care to read more on this special day, we at Pokémon Crossroads have you covered.

Upcoming Events

More details surrounding these events will be announced at a later date. But until then, here is what we know so far.

  • New Years Event: Ring in the new year with New Costumed Pokémon and even some new outfits for your avatar. This will take place from Dec 31, 2021 at 10 p.m. to Jan 4, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time
  • Mountains of Power: Team up with Instinct Leader, Spark, to activate the second part of the mysterious door by journeying through terrain reminiscent of the mountains found in Johto and Sinnoh. This will take place from Friday, January 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. to Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 8 p.m. local time
  • Electric and Steel Themed Event: Gather up some Electric- Type Pokémon and get ready to activate the final part of the mysterious door. It seems that some not so pleasant forces have also caught wind of the door and the power it may contain… This will take place from Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10 a.m. to Tuesday, February
    1, 2022, at 10 a.m. local time

Source: Pokemon GO Blog

January is shaping up to be an exciting month, especially for those gearing up to play Pokémon Legends Arceus. Have fun, stay safe, and…

See you around, Genesect!

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