Pokémon Go January 2022 Community Day date and Pokémon

The January 2022 Community Day event.

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The Community Day event returns in 2022 to Pokémon Go. With the official end to 2021, December 2021 had Pokémon Go players reviewing the many Pokémon they’ve encountered over the past several Community Days, and now Niantic is looking to the future. The upcoming January 2022 Community Day will still be from 11 AM to 5 PM in your local time zone on a single day.

For Community Day 2022, Spheal will be in the spotlight. It will be receiving its shiny form, giving you a better chance of encountering this Pokémon. When you evolve it into a Walrein, it has the opportunity to learn the fast-move powder snow and the exclusive charged move, icicle spear.

The exact date for the January 2022 Community Day event for Spheal will be on January 16, again, from 11 AM to 5 PM in your local time zone. If you evolve Spheal into a Walrein up to two hours after the event, 7 PM, your Walrein still has the chance to learn powder snow and icicle spear.

While Walrein is certainly not a top-tier PvP option, the addition of powder snow and icicle spear could change things. The attack icicle spear will be able to do 60 damage in both PvP and PvE battles, but we do not know the exact energy requirement at this time.