Even though Christmas isn’t over yet, the New Year’s 2023 event of Pokemon Go is already letting fans know what they can expect at the end of the year. As you might anticipate, the game of Pokemon Go will introduce a number of new features that are all centered on the eve of the new year. These features include new avatar items and outfits for particular Pokemon that can be purchased from the in-game shop.
The event, which was made public via a new post on the Pokemon Go website (thanks to Nintendo Life), will begin on December 31 at 8 p.m. local time and run until January 4, 2023, also at 8 p.m. local time. During that time, you’ll be able to catch a shiny variation of a newly costumed Pikachu with a shiny black top hat for those who are lucky.
The New Year’s Hoothoot variant will also return to the event, but with a unique twist this time around. A costumed Noctowl with a yellow top hat and a cute little bow tie will be given to you if you evolve a costumed Hoothoot you got during the event. A Wurmple will also be wearing a party hat that is comically large and has the potential to be shiny.
In addition to Pokemon like Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, and Tyrogue, you’ll be able to hatch a party-wearing Pichu from 7km eggs. Squirtle, Gengar, and Reshiram can also be obtained from One-Star, Three-Star, and Five-Star Raids, respectively.
During the event, you will also be able to get your Avatar a Pikachu Party Hat and a new pose that has your character setting off a little party popper. There’re additionally stickers you can scrape by either turning PokéStops, opening Gifts,or buying them from the in-game shop. There is a lot to buy on New Year’s Day to kick off your next year of Pokemon Go in style.