Pokemon Go January 2022 Plans Include New Mega Raids, Themed Events

Niantic has revealed its January 2022 plans for Pokemon Go, giving players a lot to look forward to as the calendar changes to a new year.

The highlight is the January Community Day featuring Spheal, where the third-generation Pokemon will be featured with more availability, higher chances for a shiny, and exclusive moves for its evolved forms. Along with that, a special Research Breakthrough event will be active for the entire month of January, where Trainers will encounter Onix and receive Mega Steelix Energy once the breakthrough is achieved in game.

Kyurem (left) will kick off the weekly Raid Hour event in January.
Kyurem (left) will kick off the weekly Raid Hour event in January.

Raid Hours will return in January 2022, where every Wednesday in January, a special Raid Hour will highlight a specific five-star Raid Pokemon. The Raid Hour occurs from 6 PM to 7 PM local time, and will feature the following Pokemon:

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