Lunar New Year 2023

Event

Starts:
Thursday, January 19, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Monday, January 23, at 8:00 PM Local Time

It’s time to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Pokémon GO! Pokémon like Bunnelby and Buneary will appear more frequently in the wild, and Trainers can look forward to other event-themed Pokémon appearing in the wild, in raids, and hatching from Eggs!

It looks like all Trainers’ luck will also improve during the event—you’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Darumaka, an increased chance to receive Lucky Pokémon in trades, and an increased chance to become Lucky Friends!




Bonuses

General Bonuses

Increased chance to encounter Shiny Darumaka!
Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades.
Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.
2× Stardust from opening Gifts.
One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two per day.

Choose a Bonus

During the Lunar New Year event, Trainers can choose between several bonuses as a reward for their Timed Research.

These are the available bonuses to choose from. You may only pick one.

1/2 Hatch Distance when Eggs are placed into Incubators during the event period
2× Stardust for catching Pokémon
2× Daily Adventure Incense duration

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • shiny
    Ponyta
  • shiny
    Magmar
  • shiny
    Magikarp
  • shiny
    Slugma
  • shiny
    Numel
  • shiny
    Combee
  • shiny
    Buneary
  • Fennekin
  • shiny
    Bunnelby

If you're lucky, you may encounter the following

  • Flareon
  • shiny
    Darumaka

Eggs

In 7 km Eggs

  • Chingling
  • shiny
    Riolu
  • shiny
    Darumaka
  • shiny
    Galarian Darumaka
  • Scraggy

Raids

Appearing in 1- Star Raids

  • Hisuian Voltorb
  • shiny
    Shinx
  • shiny
    Darumaka
  • shiny
    Galarian Darumaka

Appearing in 3- Star Raids

  • Flareon
  • shiny
    Shuckle
  • shiny
    Blaziken
  • shiny
    Druddigon
  • Diggersby

Appearing in 5- Star Raids

  • shiny
    Regice

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Lopunny

Research

Field Research Tasks

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

  • Catch 25 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Darumaka
    Max CP
    618
    Min CP
    576
    shiny Galarian Darumaka
    Max CP
    618
    Min CP
    576
  • Trade a Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Paras
    Max CP
    436
    Min CP
    402
    shiny Combee
    Max CP
    212
    Min CP
    188
  • Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Buneary
    Max CP
    539
    Min CP
    501
    shiny Bunnelby
    Max CP
    237
    Min CP
    212
  • Open 3 Gifts
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Charmander
    Max CP
    420
    Min CP
    387
    shiny Cyndaquil
    Max CP
    420
    Min CP
    387
    shiny Torchic
    Max CP
    468
    Min CP
    433
    +4
    shiny Chimchar
    Max CP
    410
    Min CP
    377
    shiny Tepig
    Max CP
    464
    Min CP
    428
    Fennekin
    Max CP
    440
    Min CP
    406
    Litten
    Max CP
    443
    Min CP
    409

Timed Research: Lucky Wishes

Trainers will be able to access branching Timed Research that grants their wish for bonuses that revolve around either hatching Eggs, the duration of Daily Adventure Incense, or collecting Stardust.

The path you choose will determine which bonuses and tasks you have for the event!

No matter which wish you pick, all Trainers who complete the research will receive a Lucky Egg and other items. They will also have the opportunity to encounter the following Pokémon.

  • shiny
    Magikarp
  • Azumarill
  • Combusken
  • shiny
    Darumaka
  • shiny
    Galarian Darumaka
  • shiny
    Bunnelby

Lucky Wishes - Hatching Eggs

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Choosing this wish will grant you 1/2 Egg Hatch Distance for Eggs placed in an Incubator for the duration of the Lunar New Year event.

STEP
1
Lucky Wishes - Hatching Eggs (1/2)
Catch 5 Pokémon
×15
Poké Ball ×15
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
×10
Great Ball ×10
Power up Pokémon 5 times
×2
Silver Pinap Berry ×2

REWARDS

×500
500 XP
×1
STEP
2
Lucky Wishes - Hatching Eggs (2/2)
Catch 10 Pokémon Bunnelby
Catch 25 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch 8 different species of Pokémon Combusken
Hatch 3 Eggs Galarian Darumaka
Send 25 Gifts to friends Azumarill

REWARDS

Darumaka
×1


Lucky Wishes - Using Daily Adventure Incense

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Choosing this wish will grant you an additional 15 minutes of Daily Adventure Incense use during the Lunar New Year event, for a total of 30 minutes.

STEP
1
Lucky Wishes - Using Daily Adventure Incense (1/2)
Catch 5 Pokémon
×15
Poké Ball ×15
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
×10
Great Ball ×10
Power up Pokémon 5 times
×2
Silver Pinap Berry ×2

REWARDS

×500
500 XP
×1
STEP
2
Lucky Wishes - Using Daily Adventure Incense (2/2)
Catch 10 Pokémon Bunnelby
Catch 25 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch 8 different species of Pokémon Combusken
Use Daily Adventure Incense to help catch 15 Pokémon Galarian Darumaka
Send 25 Gifts to friends Azumarill

REWARDS

Darumaka
×10
×25


Lucky Wishes - Collecting Stardust

Event-exclusive Timed Research

Choosing this wish will grant you 2× Stardust for catching Pokémon for the duration of the Lunar New Year event.

STEP
1
Lucky Wishes - Collecting Stardust (1/2)
Catch 5 Pokémon
×15
Poké Ball ×15
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms
×10
Great Ball ×10
Power up Pokémon 5 times
×2
Silver Pinap Berry ×2

REWARDS

×500
500 XP
×1
STEP
2
Lucky Wishes - Collecting Stardust (2/2)
Catch 10 Pokémon Bunnelby
Catch 25 Pokémon Magikarp
Catch 8 different species of Pokémon Combusken
Earn 7,500 Stardust Galarian Darumaka
Send 25 Gifts to friends Azumarill

REWARDS

Darumaka
×1

Sales

Avatar Items

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Red Lantern Backpack

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