Pokémon GO New Years 2020: What to Expect

Celebrate the new year with Pokémon GO New Years 2020 event.
Celebrate the new year with Pokémon GO New Years 2020 event. / Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO New Years 2020 lets you ring in the new year with some event exclusive cosmetics and Pokémon. Here's what to expect for Pokémon GO's New Year's Event.

Pokémon GO New Years 2020: What to Expect

The event begins 10 p.m. on December 31 in your local time, and will run until January 4. The main attraction in the event are Pokémon wearing event cosmetics. Slowpokes will appear with 2020 glasses (they're a little behind). These Slowpoke are one of the rare cosmetic Pokémon that can still evolve. Evolving a 2020 glasses Slowpoke will get you a 2021 glasses Slowbro.

Pichu wearing a New Year's hat will hatch from 2km Eggs, and will evolve into a Pikachu wearing the same hat. New Year's hat Pikachu will also appear in the wild, and evolving it one more time will get you a Raichu with the hat.

Wynaut will be hatching from 2km Eggs as well. Shiny Wynaut will be available in the game again after an absence.

Wobbuffet, Raticate and Wurmple wearing hats will appear in one star raids. Party Hat Eevee will be a Field Research reward.

The event will also introduce new cosmetics for your avatar, and give you a few other bonuses. You'll get double hatch Candy, double hatch Stardust and half hatch time for Eggs placed in Incubators during the event.