Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s January schedule is mild on legends, heavy on potential

Massively on the Go: Pokemon Go’s January schedule is light on legends, heavy on potential

Pokemon GO‘s January is wanting like a combined bag. On the one hand, we all know the “mysterious door” quest line will resolve on the finish of the month, however on the opposite, the identified record of Pokemon being featured this month leaves rather a lot to be desired.

We’re getting a brand new Mega Pokemon once more, together with some potential catch-up occasions. PvP gamers could also be profitable January, although with a sure new Pokemon sport popping out on January twenty eighth, 2022, Niantic could also be taking part in this one near the chest.

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Niantic’s official announcement is extra visible than normal, however let’s break down the very important facets of January’s occasions that is probably not really easy to see in footage. For instance, January seventh’s launch of Mega Aerodactyl, initially datamined in October 2020, marks our first Mega rock kind. Barring any transfer shakeups, it ought to carry out equally to Mega Tyranitar each time it’s launched, however Aerodactyl’s half Flying-type means the sweet era bonus could be unfold a lot wider than Ttar. Rock kind sweet era is especially vital to have ought to we get a Fossil-based occasion, as all Fossil pokemon (which are inclined to run from uncommon to very uncommon) are half Rock-type, other than Era 8. You might need to think about investing in a very good Aerodactyl.

Talking of Megas and investments, January’s analysis breakthrough is just not solely Onix however Mega-Steelix Mega Vitality. Should you’re a cold-weather participant, evolving a very good Onix to Steelix will help you higher farm steel-types, although Mega Steelix also can assist new/returning gamers who lack Steelix generate Meltan sweet, because the pokemon is fairly helpful, and because of its Legendary Standing and three-day use “incense,” it’s one of the vital accessible power-pokemon accessible, particularly when it comes to gaining access to XL Sweet. We’ve talked about how helpful Pokemon Dwelling is normally, however for many who haven’t gotten it at the least for simple Meltan entry, go seize the app and comply with this information.

Whereas Onix and its Mega Vitality as a reward is a extreme disappointment for many energy gamers, it may very well be a pleasant catch-up mechanic for casuals, particularly as January nineteenth by February 1st will see an electric-and-steel occasion stylized after the Kanto Energy Plant. Mega Steelix needs to be helpful to offer bonuses in raids towards any Electrical or Metal-types, although the spawns from the video games aren’t precisely spectacular past the plant being dwelling to Zapdos. We don’t have many particulars but (although we’ll replace after we do). Do word that the occasion falls throughout the launch of Pokemon Legends: Arceus; the sport does have a brand new Voltorb, and this occasion is meant to shut out the “mysterious door” questline, so maybe this occasion might be the way it’s launched into Pokemon GO.

Talking of occasions, we do know there might be a brief New Yr’s occasion from December thirty first by January 4th, and from dataminers we all know Hoothoot and Slowking are getting outfits, however that’s about all to this point.

There’s additionally the January seventh by thirteenth occasion that mentions each Johto (of February’s particular occasion) and Sinnoh, the place Legends is going down. As you’ll be able to think about, data is brief past one thing about “mountains,” so preserve a watch out for updates.

This month’s highlight hours are actually boring pokemon, barring any main gameplay or transfer shakeups, nevertheless it’s vital to notice that January 4th and twenty fifth are double switch days, so if it can save you field cleansing for a bit, these are the times to take out the poke-trash. For newer gamers seeking to get extra meltan or sure quest-pokemon reward sweet, save these for the double sweet occasion on January 18.

The raid schedule isn’t significantly better. Heatran has some makes use of, nevertheless it and Regice are a bit extra PvP-oriented. Shock Drive Genesect is new, however actually not nice for raiders, although an electrical transfer does give it protection towards Flying-types in PvP.

Final, however not least, January sixteenth’s Group Day will characteristic Walrein. It’s not wanting nice as a raiding pokemon, however it might be attention-grabbing in PvP, although it additionally competes with fan-favorite Lapras. At the least shiny spheal is comparatively new and good wanting, however chilly climate gamers who should courageous the outside could also be completely satisfied to have an excuse not to go arduous for this group day.

With Legends popping out on January twenty eighth, there could also be some key particulars Niantic isn’t able to share. Perhaps even a complete occasion. We do really feel sure that it’ll be tied in by some means as we talked about whereas protecting December and the Season of Heritage, however Niantic does get pleasure from its drip feed of information all through the month, so we’ll proceed to attempt to preserve you readers within the loop as greatest we are able to.

Massively OP’s Andrew Ross is an admitted Pokemon geek and professional ARG-watcher. No person is aware of Niantic and Nintendo like he does! His Massively on the Go column covers Pokemon Go in addition to different cellular MMOs and augmented actuality titles!


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