Join Pokémon GO for Their New Years 2022 Event
Niantic just announced this year’s festivities for New Year’s Eve. Beginning December 31 at 10:00 p.m. local time, the event will run until January 4, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. From celebrations and fireworks to special items and featured Pokémon, Niantic has a lot in store for trainers worldwide.
The first thing trainers will notice in Pokémon GO are fireworks to bring in the new year. They will appear from December 31 at 11:00 p.m. local time to January 2 at 12:00 a.m. This promises to be a festive way to transition into 2022.
In addition, there will be several event bonuses. This includes bonuses to Pokémon hatching that trainers will want to take advantage of. Niantic is doubling hatch candy and hatch stardust, in addition to halving the hatch distance for eggs.
In terms of research and missions, the New Years 2022 event will continue the Season of Heritage that began earlier this month. The Season of Heritage brought in new collections of Pokémon to different areas and eggs, along with a host of seasonal bonuses.
For the New Years special timed research, players can expect new missions that will allow them to encounter various costumed Pokémon. This includes tons of Pokémon with party hats, including Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and much more.
Niantic is also introducing two new forms of Pokémon. New Year’s Hat Hoothoot and 2022 Glasses Slowking will appear in the game if you are lucky. And if you are really lucky, you might even see a Shiny Hoothoot, available for the first time in the mobile game.
In addition to those available in the wild and via hatching, players will also see a different set of Pokémon invading raids. There will also be a ton of new avatar items and stickers available for purchase.
So make sure you bring in the New Year the right way if you are a Pokémon trainer, and make sure you update your app!