With the new year and new month Pokemon Go players can enjoy some new features in game and new events for this month.
Team Go Rocket Special Research:
Activate new special research during this month to help out professor Willow and the team leaders take down the villainous group. Fight against Giovanni to save the legendary pokemon: Shadow Moltres.
Unova Nouveau in the New Year:
Trainers, remember when Pokemon originally discovered in the Unova region first came into the game? Well,the Pokemon Go team has received reports that some more Pokemon from the Unova Region might be coming to Pokemon Go soon. So trainers keep those eyes peeled for those Pokemon!
Research Breakthrough Encounter: Lapras that know Ice Shard & Ice Beam
Starting today Wednesday Jan 1, at 4pm EST (1pm PST) to Feb 1, at 4pm EST (1pm PST), Lapras that know Ice Shard/Beam will be available as research breakthrough encounters.
Egg-Citing Adventure Sync Hatchathon
Starting Jan 2nd at 4pm EST (1pm PST) and ending Jan 16th at 4pm EEST (1pm PST) the Adventure Sync Hatchathon event is returning. During this event trainers will be rewarded with extra stardust, rare candies, and Unova stone if trainers walk a certain distance. Also, you will be able to find Pokemon wearing party hats by hatching eggs and encountering Pokemon in the wild.
Heatron Blazes Returns to Raids:
On Jan 7th at 4pm EST (1pm PST) Heatron will be returning in 5-star raids. Lucky trainers might be able to encounter a shiny Heatron. This Pokemon’s body is made of rgged Steel and blood that boils like magma. This Lava dome pokemon might find a niche in your battle party as a bulky fire and steel type attacker. This event ends on Feb 4th at 4pm EST (1pm PST).