As we come to the close of another eventful year of exploration, Niantic wants to start the next one off right—with a New Year’s celebration event in Pokémon GO! This year, the New Year’s party features Pokémon decked in their sparkly best, a new avatar item and pose, and more! Let’s GO…right into 2023!

You can get full details on the Pokemon GO New Year’s 2023 event below.

Pokémon GO New Year’s 2023 event: Saturday, December 31, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. to Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

New costumed Pokémon will appear during this event!

  • Pikachu wearing a party top hat

Starting with this event, you’ll also be able to evolve Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s outfit into Noctowl wearing a New Year’s outfit!

Explore with decor

During this event, festive fireworks will light up the skies. We hope you enjoy the colorful decor!

New avatar item, pose, and stickers

The following avatar item and pose will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Pikachu Party Hat
  • Party Popper Pose

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Wild encounters: The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Pikachu wearing a party top hat
  • Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s outfit
  • Wurmple wearing a party hat

Eggs: The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

  • Pichu wearing a party hat
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Togepi
  • Tyrogue
  • Smoochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Azurill
  • Wynaut

New Year’s–themed Field Research tasks will be available! Complete the research tasks to earn Stardust!

Raids: The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Bulbasaur wearing a party hat
  • Charmander wearing a party hat
  • Squirtle wearing a party hat
  • Pikachu wearing a party top hat
  • Hoothoot wearing a New Year’s outfit

Three-Star Raids

  • Raticate wearing a party hat
  • Nidorino wearing a party hat
  • Gengar wearing a party hat
  • Wobbuffet wearing a party hat

Five-Star Raids

  • Reshiram

Mega Raids

  • Mega Steelix

Featured attack

Reshiram encountered in raids will also know Fusion Flare.

  • Fusion Flare
  • Trainer Battles: 90 power

Collection Challenge

A New Year’s–themed Collection Challenge is coming! Complete the New Year’s–themed Collection Challenge to receive Stardust!

Event Bonuses

  • 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed in an Incubator during the event period.*
  • 1/4 Hatch Distance for the first three Eggs hatched during the event using the Pokémon - GO Egg hatching widget.*

*These bonuses will not stack.

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