Pokémon GO Upcoming Events January 2021 Detailed

What are the upcoming events in Pokémon GO for January 2021?
What are the upcoming events in Pokémon GO for January 2021? | Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO upcoming events in January 2021 will help ring in the new year with all sorts of special events filled with rare Pokémon. Here are all of the upcoming events in January for Pokémon GO in 2021.

Pokémon GO Upcoming Events January 2021 Detailed

Pokémon GO Tour Kanto Countdown

Each week leading up to the Pokémon GO Tour Kanto in February will feature a different region, counting down to Kanto. A different Shiny will be available each week.

  • January 5-10: Unova
  • January 12-17: Sinnoh
  • January 19-24: Hoenn
  • January 26: Johto (expected)

Community Day Machop

  • January 16
  • Event move: Payback
  • Triple Catch Stardust
  • Triple length Incense

Collection Challenges

Collection Challenges can be started in the Today View tab. Challenges are timed and change periodically.

GO Battle League Season 6

  • Great League: January 11-25
  • Ultra League: January 25-February 8

Frillish makes its Pokémon GO debut as the rank 20 reward.

Raids

  • Ho-Oh: January 1-5
  • Burn Drive Genesect: January 5-12
  • Heatran: January 12-19
  • Kyogre and Groudon: January 19-26
  • Mystery Pokémon: January 26-TBA

Mega Raids

  • Mega Charizard Y
  • Mega Blastoise
  • Mega Abomasnow

Spotlight Hours

  • January 5: Lillipup
  • January 12: Drifloon
  • January 19: Shroomish
  • January 26: Phanpy

Research Breakthrough Encounter

  • January 1-February 2

Chansey will appear as a Research Breakthrough encounter reward.