Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed

Event

Starts:
Monday, February 5, at 10:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
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Update: This event appears to have been extended and is sync’d up with the end of the Global Challenge bonuses.

Happy Lunar New Year! The Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event is happening once again!




Bonuses

Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
Additional Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws
Increased chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws

Features

Pokémon Debuts

Drampa, the Placid Pokémon, will make its Pokémon GO debut!

  • shiny
    Drampa

PokéStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops featuring Druddigon, Turtonator, and Drampa.

  • Druddigon
  • Turtonator
  • Drampa

Global Challenge: Dragons Unleashed

A Global Challenge will take place throughout the event! Work with Trainers around the world to throw 1,000,000,000 Nice Throws to unlock the bonuses below for all Trainers to enjoy for the remainder of the event!

As part of the Global Challenge rewards, festive fireworks will also light up the skies!

Update: The challenge has been complete! The features of the unlock are detailed below.


Evolve certain Pokémon during the event to get a Pokémon that knows a featured attack!

Flygon - Earth Power (Ground-type Charged Move)
Garchomp - Earth Power (Ground-type Charged Move)
Altaria - Moonblast (Fairy-type Charged Move)
Salamance - Outrage (Dragon-type Charged Move)
Noivern - Boomburst (Normal-type Charged Move)


Global Challenge rewards: Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will appear in the wild.

  • shiny
    Bagon
  • shiny
    Gible
  • shiny
    Darumaka
  • shiny
    Axew
  • shiny
    Deino
  • shiny
    Tyrunt
  • Falinks

Global Challenge rewards: Raids

Jangmo-o will be added to 1-star raids and Salamence will be added to 3-star raids.

  • Jangmo-o
  • Salamence

Spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild. This list includes the Pokémon added from achieving the Global Challenge.

  • shiny
    Magikarp
  • shiny
    Dratini
  • shiny
    Shuckle
  • shiny
    Bagon
  • shiny
    Gible
  • shiny
    Darumaka
  • shiny
    Axew
  • shiny
    Deino
  • shiny
    Fennekin
  • shiny
    Skrelp
  • shiny
    Tyrunt
  • shiny
    Noibat
  • Falinks

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

  • Jangmo-o

Raids

Appearing in 1-Star Raids

  • shiny
    Dratini
  • shiny
    Deino
  • shiny
    Goomy
  • Jangmo-o

Appearing in 3-Star Raids

  • Salamence
  • shiny
    Druddigon
  • shiny
    Turtonator
  • shiny
    Drampa

Appearing in Mega Raids

  • shiny
    Mega Latias
  • shiny
    Mega Latios

Research

Field Research Tasks

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

  • Catch 10 Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Trapinch
    Max CP
    546
    Min CP
    507
    shiny Swablu
    Max CP
    353
    Min CP
    322
  • Make 3 Great Throws
    REWARD
    shiny Darumaka
    Max CP
    618
    Min CP
    576
  • Make an Excellent Throw
    REWARD
    shiny Gible
    Max CP
    477
    Min CP
    441
  • Win a raid
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Dratini
    Max CP
    430
    Min CP
    397
    shiny Deino
    Max CP
    455
    Min CP
    420
    shiny Goomy
    Max CP
    418
    Min CP
    385
  • Win 3 raids
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Druddigon
    Max CP
    1171
    Min CP
    1115
    shiny Turtonator
    Max CP
    952
    Min CP
    902
    shiny Drampa
    Max CP
    1249
    Min CP
    1191
  • Power up 5 Dragon‑type Pokémon
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    shiny Skrelp
    Max CP
    455
    Min CP
    421
    shiny Tyrunt
    Max CP
    700
    Min CP
    658
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms
    POSSIBLE REWARDS
    ×5
    Poké Ball ×5
    ×2
    Great Ball ×2

Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed

Event-exclusive Timed Research

For US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.

Timed Research rewards include the following.

  • Stardust, XP, and two Lucky Eggs
  • Encounters with event-themed Pokémon
Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers—are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokéCoins.
Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
STEP
1
Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed (1/2)
Power up 5 Dragon-type Pokémon Bagon
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms Axew
Catch 15 Dragon-type Pokémon Skrelp

REWARDS

×2
×2000
4000 XP
STEP
2
Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed (2/2)
Power up 5 Dragon-type Pokémon Gible
Evolve a Dragon-type Pokémon Goomy
Power up 10 Dragon-type Pokémon Deino
Evolve 3 Dragon-type Pokémon Jangmo-o
Power up 15 Dragon-type Pokémon Turtonator

REWARDS

Drampa
×4000
8000 XP

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Drampa

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