Pokemon Go January 2020 Events — Team GO Rocket, Lapras, and More

After the Pokemon Go Holiday 2019 event, Niantic continued with the reveal of what’s to come this month, and we can all agree that most Pokemon Go players will be out and about these weeks since a lot is going on. Here is a summary of all the events Niantic announced in their official blog post.

Pokemon Go January 2020 Events and Features

Niantic announced five highlights of this month’s special events and features:

More Team Go Rocket Special Research

As we can see, the particular research revolves around Team Rocket so that you can help Professor Willow take down the villains and defeat the Team Rocket leader Giovanni. Once you win, you get a chance at capturing Moltres, a new Shadow Legendary Pokémon.

January Research Breakthrough encounter: Lapras that know Ice Shard and Ice Beam

Starting with Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (1:00 p.m.), and until Saturday, February 1, 2020 (1:00 p.m. PST), you will be able to complete new Field Research tasks, after which you can get Lapras that know Ice Shard and Ice Beam as Research Breakthrough encounter.

The egg-citing Adventure Sync Hatchathon is back

Starting with January 2, 2020 (1:00 p.m.), and until Thursday, January 16, 2020 (1:00 p.m. PST), players will see the Adventure Sync Hatchathon event return. Trainers can start walking to get rewarded with extra Stardust, Rare Candies, and an Unova Stone. The Pokémon found in the wild or hatched during the event will be wearing party hats!

Heatran blazes back into raids

Starting with January 7, 2020 (1:00 p.m.), and until to Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (1:00 p.m. PST), players will encounter Heatran in five-star raids! There’s a chance Shiny Heatran will show up as well.

Unova nouveau in the new year

Last but not least, more Pokémon from the Unova region will soon come to Pokemon Go. Check back here for more information on the events, for Niantic has announced they will reveal more details soon.

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