Firstly, players will have another Special Research in connection to the villainous Team Rocket. If you activate this new Special Research during January, you will be able to help Professor Willow and the team leaders defeat Team Rocket. You’ll have a chance to fight Giovanni, and if you win, earn a Legendary Pokemon: Shadow Moltres.
Also during January, whenever you achieve a Research Breakthrough, you’ll come across Lapras that know Ice Shard and Ice Beam.
Then, the Adventure Sync Hatchathon event will start on January 2 and end on January 16. During this event, you can earn rewards in the form of extra Stardust, Rare Candies, and a Unova Stone if you walk a particular distance.
In addition, the Legendary Pokemon Heatran is coming back to Pokemon Go. It will be in five-star raids, and you will have a chance to encounter it in its Shiny form, from January 7 till February 4.
Finally, there’s a chance that some new Pokemon might be appearing soon, as teased in the post.