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Hisuian Raid Days & More Events Come To Pokémon GO In 2024

With the full slate of January 2024 events announced by Niantic for Pokémon GO, let's analyze what we know about this upcoming schedule.

Article Summary

  • January brings a mix of events to Pokémon GO, including Hisuian Raid Days.
  • Early 2024 kicks off with a unique New Year's event featuring costumed Pokémon.
  • Community Days and themed events like Lustrous Odyssey await trainers.
  • Shiny Shadow Ho-Oh and a possible Team GO Rocket event are on the horizon.

While all of the events have been announced for Pokémon GO in January 2024, there are precious few details about what will actually happen in the events. Let's take a look at the event titles and use past context to analyze what we may be getting.

Season of Timeless Travels graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Season of Timeless Travels graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Here are the events coming to Pokémon GO in January 2024:

  • January 1st – January 3rd, 2024New Year's 2024 Event

This event has been fully announced. Please scroll to the end of the article to read the details.

  • January 6th, 2024: Rowlet Community Day

This event has also been fully announced. You can read about it here.

  • January 6th – January 10th, 2024: Lustrous Odyssey Event

This is almost certainly a sequel to the Adamant Time event, which focused on Kanto. This will likely focus on Johto, as we count down the region-based events leading to Pokémon GO Tour Sinnoh.

  • January 13th – January 16th, 2024: Dazzling Dream Event

This could be the Hoenn-themed event, but I doubt it. This seems like an event that may focus on Fairy-type Pokémon.

  • January 14th, 2024: Hisuian Typhlosion Raid Day

This Hisuian Raid Days continue, with Decidueye surely scheduled for February.

  • January 20th, 2024: Community Day Classic

This is rumored to feature Porygon.

  • January 19th – January 24th, 2024: Raging Battles Event & GO Battle Week

GO Battle League doesn't generally draw non-PvP-focused players… unless they're offering amazing encounters. Let's cross our fingers.

  • January 27th – January 28th, 2024: Shadow Ho-Oh Raid Weekend

This will surely be the release of Shiny Shadow Ho-Oh.

  • January 27th – February 1st, 2024: Taken Treasures Event

This seems like it may be a Team GO Rocket event.

Here's what's happening for the New Year's 2024 event in Pokémon GO:

  • Date and time: Monday, January 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time. It's a shame that this one doesn't start on New Year's Eve or at least midnight, as that would bring some excitement and holiday cheer to the event.
  • New costumed Pokémon: While there will be no new species or Shiny releases, we will get a new costumed Pokémon. Jigglypuff, featuring a ribbon with a plaid design, will be featured as an encounter. It can be Shiny and can be evolved into Wigglytuff wearing a ribbon.
  • Wild Spawns: Jigglypuff wearing a ribbon (can be Shiny), Hoothoot wearing a New Year's Outfit (can be Shiny), and Darumaka (can be Shiny). Bronzor (can be Shiny) will be featured as a rare encounter.
  • Raids:
    • Tier One: Party Hat Bulbasaut, Party Hat Charmander, Party Hat Squirtle, Party Hat Wurmple, Hoothoot wearing a New Year's outfit. All can be Shiny.
    • Tier Three: Party Hat Raticate, Party Hat Nidorino, Party Hat Gengar, Party Hat Wobbuffet. All can be Shiny.
    • Tier Five Raids: Ultra Beasts, featuring:
      • Buzzwole in the Americas and Greenland
      • Xurkitree in the Asia-Pacific
      • Pheromosa in Europe, India, and the Middle East
    • Mega Raids: Mega Ampharos
  • 7KM Gift Eggs: Party Hat Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Azurill, Wynaut.
  • Field Research: The following Pokémon will appear as Field Research encounters: Darumaka (can be Shiny) and Bronzor (can be Shiny).
  • Paid Timed Research: Niantic offers a $1 USD Timed Research featuring Jigglypuff wearing a ribbon, Hoothoot wearing a New Year's outfit, and Party Hat Wurmple, all of which can be Shiny. Niantic writes:
    • "Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before January 3, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins. Please note that the Timed Research ticket will only be available in the in-game shop from Monday, January 1, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time."
  • Event bonus:
    • There will be fireworks featured in the sky during the event.
    • 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event.
    • 1/4 Hatch Distance for the first three Eggs hatched during the event using the Pokémon GO Egg hatching widget.
      • Niantic notes that the hatching bonuses do not stack.

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