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Pokemon GO New Years Research Guide: January 2022

Here's everything trainers need to know about the New Years event Research Tasks in Pokemon GO.
Here's everything trainers need to know about the New Years event Research Tasks in Pokemon GO. / Niantic Labs

Here's everything trainers need to know about the New Years event Research Tasks in Pokemon GO.

Niantic Labs put together an quick themed event to celebrate the coming of 2022 in Pokemon GO. While the event only lasts for a few days, its full of costumed encounters, tasks, challenges, and unique egg group additions. It makes for a fitting introduction to the year and the rest of the features Niantic has in store for January 2022.

Pokemon GO New Years Research for January 2022 Explained

The first thing trainers should know regarding field research this month is how brief the New Year's celebratory tasks and timed challenges are. They only run from Dec. 31, 2021, to Jan. 4, 2021. The tasks aren't difficult, of course, given the short amount of time trainers have to complete them.

These can be checked up via the Research screen by tapping the Binoculars icon on the lower right side of the main screen. New Year's research tasks are available on the "Today" tab. There are four stages, which we've laid out accordingly:

New Years Research Stage 1

  • Catch 10 Pokemon: 10 Pokeballs
  • Walk 1km: 250 Stardust
  • Make 5 Curveball Throws: 5 Razz Berries

Final rewards for this stage are 2022 XP, 500 Stardust, and a New Years Hat Hoothoot encounter.

New Years Research Stage 2

  • Catch 7 Different Species of Pokemon: 5 Great Balls
  • Hatch an Egg: 1000 Stardust
  • Evolve 3 Pokemon: 5 Nanab Berries

Final rewards for this stage are 2022 XP, 500 Stardust, and a New Years Hat Pikachu encounter.

New Years Research Stage 3

  • Power Up Pokemon 5 Times: 5 Pinap Berries
  • Use 5 Berries to Help Catch Pokemon: 500 XP
  • Earn 5 Hearts With Your Buddy: Wurmple Encounter

Final rewards for this stage are 2022 XP, 500 Stardust, and a Poffin.

New Years Research Stage 4

  • Make 5 Great Throws: 5 Pinap Berry
  • Earn a Candy Walking With Your Buddy: Wobbuffet Encounter
  • Send 5 Gifts to Friends: 1 Kings Rock

Final rewards for this stage are 2022 XP, 500 Stardust, and a New Years Hat Slowpoke encounter.

At the time of writing, trainers have two more days to complete these challenges.