New Year Event: Bring in 2021 with the New Year Event

Trainers, exciting news, we will be bringing in the New Year with the adorable Slowpoke and pals, with a whole bunch of bonuses, raids, event themed eggs, costume Pokémon and event bonuses!


Event Details



Happy 2020 from Slowpoke! Wait, no—it’ll be 2021 in just a few days. Turns out Slowpoke is late to the game as always. For this year’s New Year’s event, you can expect new costumed Pokémon (like a Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses) and new avatar items, as well as the return of some familiar Pokémon wearing party hats.’

Date and Time

The event will start Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. and run until Monday, January 4, 2021, at 10:00 p.m. local time

Featured Pokémon

A variety of Pokémon will be wearing festive costumes to celebrate the new year!

Costume Slowpoke and Slowbro

Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses will be appearing in the wild, in field research tasks, in raids, and will be hatching from 2 km Eggs. Evolve Slowpoke wearing 2020 glasses to get a Slowbro wearing 2021 glasses!

Costume Pichu, Pikachu & Raichu

Pichu wearing a New Year’s hat will be hatching from 2 km eggs. Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat will be appearing in the wild and in field research tasks. You can also get one by evolving a Pichu wearing a New Year’s hat. Evolve Pikachu wearing a New Year’s hat to get a Raichu wearing a New Year’s hat!

Hatching from eggs


Wynaut will be hatching from 2 km eggs. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Wynaut!

One Star Raids

Raticate, Wobbuffet, and Wurmple wearing party hats will be appearing in one-star raids, along with Klink and Espurr.

Field Research


Eevee wearing a party hat will be available as a field research reward encounter.

New Avatar Items

Dress up for 2021! Beginning on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), the 2021 Glasses and the New Year’s Party Hat avatar items will be available in the in-app shop.

New Discount Boxes

Boxes will contain different items during the event! Check out the shop for more details.


There are several bonuses happening during this event! We will have the following:

  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Hatch Stardust
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance when eggs are placed in an incubator during this time

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