Pokemon Go 2021 New Year's Event: Everything You Need to Know
Collect Pokemon wearing party hats and goofy glasses!
The new year will be here in just a few days, and Pokemon Go is getting ready to celebrate with a special New Year’s event that will allow trainers to collect lots of costumed Pokemon.
The Pokemon Go 2021 New Year’s event will run from December 31 at 10 p.m. local time until January 4 at 10 p.m. local time.
During this time, Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses (yes, 2020) will appear in the wild, in Raids, in 2 km Eggs, and as a Field Research encounter. If you evolve this costumed Slowpoke into Slowbro, you’ll receive a Slowbro wearing 2021 glasses.
In addition, Pichu wearing a New Year’s hat will be available to hatch from 2 km Eggs that are collected during this event. If you evolve this costumed Pichu, you’ll receive a Pikachu wearing the same New Year’s hat.
During this event, Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat will also appear in the wild and as a Field Research encounter. You’ll also be able to evolve this Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat to receive a Raichu wearing the same hat.
Elsewhere, Wynaut will have the chance to hatch from 2 km Eggs that are collected during this event, and there will be the chance for Wynaut to be Shiny.
Next, Raticate, Wobbuffet, and Wurmple wearing party hats will appear in Tier-1 Raids during this New Year’s celebration. Klink and Espurr will also appear in Tier-1 Raids during this time.
For one final costumed Pokemon, Eevee wearing a party hat will be available to encounter as a Field Research reward during this event.
During the New Year’s celebration, you’ll receive two times the normal number of Pokemon Candy and Stardust when hatching Pokemon. Plus, when you place an Egg into an Incubator during this event, it will hatch after walking half of the normal required distance.
Finally, during this event, there will be special item boxes available to purchase in the in-game store. Plus, on December 30 at 1 p.m. PT, two new avatar items will be added to the game’s shop: 2021 Glasses and a New Year’s Party Hat.
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