Niantic has announced the Pokémon GO January 2022 Community Day which will feature the Pokémon Spheal. It takes place on Sunday, January 16th, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time.


January 2022 Community Day: Spheal’s spear-tastic sojourn

Trainers, We’re excited to announce that Spheal, the Clap Pokémon, will be featured during January’s Community Day event!

January Community Day

Sunday, January 16, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time Featured Pokémon
Spheal will be appearing more frequently in the wild!


Shiny Icon: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

Exclusive Attack
Evolve Sealeo (Spheal’s Evolution) during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Walrein that knows the Charged Attack Icicle Spear and Fast Attack Powder Snow.


  • Walrein will be able to learn the Charged Attack Icicle Spear.
  • Walrein will be able to learn the Fast Attack Powder Snow.

Icicle Spear
Making its Pokémon GO debut, this low-energy Charged Attack will be sure to make Walrein shine!

  • Trainer Battles: 60 damage
  • Gyms and raids: 60 damage

Community Day Special Research Story: The Spheal Deal

  • For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access the Spheal Community Day–exclusive Special Research story, The Spheal Deal!
  • Stay tuned for when tickets for the The Spheal Deal Special Research story go live.

Tickets are nonrefundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Please note that this Special Research will not include an in-game medal.

Event Bonuses

Shiny Icon: 3× Catch XP
Shiny Icon: Incense activated during the event will last for three hours
Shiny Icon: Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours
Shiny Icon: Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!

Event Bundles

  • There’ll be a special one-time-purchase Community Day Box available for 1,280 PokéCoins, featuring 50 Ultra Balls, five Super Incubators, five Lucky Eggs and an Elite Fast TM.
  • A bundle containing 30 Ultra Balls will be available in the shop at no cost. Be sure to pick them up during the event!e

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change.