Pokemon Go fans will be able to celebrate the start of 2022 in-game. On December 31 2021 the Pokemon Go New Year’s event will launch, with fireworks on display in the hit iOS and Android game from Niantic. If you want to see the NYE fireworks in Pokemon Go, then the start time for the Pokemon Go New Year’s event is 11pm local time.
Fireworks will appear in Pokemon Go between 11pm local time on Friday December 31 2021 and 12am local time on Sunday January 2 2022.
The Pokemon Go New Years 2022 event itself kicks off on 10pm local time on Friday December 31 2021 and will run until 8pm local time on Tuesday January 4 2022.
During the event players will be able to grab some event bonuses – which are two hatch dust, two hatch candy and half hatch distance.
Also, during the Pokemon Go New Year’s event you’ll see some special pocket monsters appear.
The most in-demand encounter will surely be the Shiny Hoothoot, which is appearing in Pokemon Go for the first time.
You’ll also see costumed Pokemon appear during the New Years Event, with the likes of Charmander, Bulbasaur, Pikachu, Squirtle and others wearing a special party hats.
Announcing the Pokemon Go New Years event, Niantic said: “Trainers, Happy 2020 from Slowpoke! Wait, no—it’s about to be 2022! Why is Slowpoke still wearing those glasses? At least Slowking got the memo! That’s right—our New Year’s celebration event is right around the corner! Look forward to Pokemon wearing new costumes, themed avatar items, the return of some familiar Pokemon wearing party hats, and a certain Shiny Pokemon will be appearing for the first time in Pokemon GO.”
The Pokemon Go New Year event will also see the Season of Heritage story continue.
Explaining what’s in store, Niantic added: “Following the gift exchange, Spark decides to throw a party to celebrate and bring in the New Year!
“Nearby Pokemon are intrigued by the festivities and drawn in to celebrate!”
The Pokemon Go New Year event will also feature Timed Research and Field Research, as well as Raids.
The five-star raid is Kyurem while the mega raid is Mega Abomasnow.
There will also be special avatar items and stickers on offer during the event.
These cosmetics are as follows…
• 2022 Glasses
• New Year’s Headband
• New Year’s Jacket Set
• New Year’s Pants
• New Year’s Shoes