Niantic Labs has revealed that the Pokemon set to take center stage during Pokemon GO's January Community Day event will be Spheal.
The announcement was made via a tweet posted to the Pokemon GO verified Twitter account on Monday, Dec. 20. Along with the tweet was a corresponding blog post on the official Pokemon GO news blog—linked for trainer convenience.
"January just got a lot cooler," the tweet reads.
Here's want we know so far about Spheal's Community Day feature this January 2022.
Pokemon GO Janurary Community Day: Spheal
January Community Day is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time. It will feature Spheal, the "Clap" Pokemon, with a chance to be shiny.
Spheal is an ice and water-type from Generation III that makes its home in the Hoenn region. Its PokeDex number is #363. According to its description, it can more commonly be found rolling than walking as this is both quicker and easier to get around. Spheal claps its fins together to show its pleasure while eating, making for noisy mealtimes.
It evolves into Sealio using 25 candies and then Walrein with 100 candies.
Like any Community Day, Spheal's final form, Walrein, is guaranteed to learn a unique move. Trainers who evolve their Sealio during or up to two hours following the event will get Walrein that knows the quick move Powder Snow and new charged move Icicle Spear. This move is making its Pokemon GO debut and will do 60 points of damage in both PvE and PvP content.
As usual, trainers who want to pay an extra $1 will gain access to a special research story, "The Spheal Deal." Tickets will go on sale closer to the event date.
The following bonuses will be available for the duration of the event:
- x3 Catch XP
- One-hour Incense duration
- Three-hour Lure duration
- Snapshot surprises
A free bundle containing 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the Item Shop. A Community Day box will be available for 1280 PokeCoins containing 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, five Lucky Eggs and an Elite Fast TM.
More information will likely become available as the event draws closer.