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Pokemon GO Lunar New Year: Dates, Bonuses, Wild encounters, Raids and more

Published: 08:12, 01 February 2022
Pokemon Go Lunar New Year
Pokemon Go Lunar New Year

Pokemon GO is celebrating Lunar New Year with a special event that features Liteleo, bonuses and more. 

Pokemon GO players will be celebrating the Lunar New Year with special in-game events once again. This annual event features Liteleo and if you're lucky, you might also spot a Shiny Litleo for the first time ever in Pokemon Go. 

 If you're looking forward to the Lunar New Year celebration in Pokemon GO, here is everything you need to know about the event: 

Start and end dates

  • Starts: Tuesday, February 1, at 10:00 AM Local Time
  • Ends: Monday, February 7, at 8:00 PM Local Time


  • Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
  • Double Stardust from opening Gifts
  • 1 extra special trade per day*

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

  • Paras*
  • Meowth*
  • Growlithe*
  • Voltorb*
  • Hisuian Voltorb
  • Magikarp*
  • Torchic*
  • Litleo*
  • Electabuzz*
  • Gyarados*
  • Combusken

*Shiny Pokemon encounter possible. 

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The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

  • One Star raids:  Magikarp,Shinx, Darumaka, Litleo, Espurr.
  • Three Star raids:  Charizard, Flareon, Shuckle, Delcatty, Absol, Druddigon.
  • Five Star raids:  Regirock
  • Mega raids: Mega Houndoom 


  • 7 km eggs:  Shuckle, Slugma, Darumaka, Scraggy and Litleo. 

Field Research Task encounters

  • Alolan, Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Magikarp, Darumaka, Litleo, Espurr.
  • Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Gyarados Energy.

Timed Research

Two timed research challenges focused around catching and friendship will be available! Complete the Timed Research to earn:

  • Litleo
  • Espurr

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