Party Like It’s 2023 with the Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Event

January 19, 2023

Party Like It’s 2023 with the Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Event

Buneary and Bunnelby are the bun-derful belles of this new year ball.

Hop on over to Pokémon GO for an opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year with adorable Pokémon, event bonuses, and Timed Research. Through January 23, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Buneary and Bunnelby will be bouncing into Pokémon GO with greater frequency. They will join Ponyta, Magmar, Magikarp, Slugma, Numel, Combee, and Fennekin, who will also appear more frequently in the wild.

Trainers will be over the moon for event bonuses that include the following.

  • Increased chance of encountering Shiny Darumaka

  • Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades

  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends

  • 2× Stardust from opening Gifts

  • One additional Special Trade for a maximum of two per day

In addition, you can make a wish with Timed Research called Lucky Wishes. Trainers can choose between tasks focused on hatching Eggs, catching Pokémon, or collecting Stardust. Each path grants different bonuses, but all Trainers who complete the Timed Research will receive a Lucky Egg, additional items, and the opportunity to encounter Pokémon such as Magikarp, Azumarill, Combusken, Darumaka, Galarian Darumaka, and Bunnelby.

Break out your Incubators—these Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

  • Chingling

  • Riolu

  • Darumaka

  • Galarian Darumaka

  • Scraggy

Rock your way into the Lunar New Year by challenging the following Pokémon in raids!

  • One-Star Raids

    • Hisuian Voltorb

    • Shinx*

    • Darumaka*

    • Galarian Darumaka*

  • Three-Star Raids

    • Flareon

    • Shuckle*

    • Blaziken

    • Druddigon*

    • Diggersby

  • Five-Star Raids

    • Regice*

  • Mega Raids

    • Mega Lopunny*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Happy Lunar New Year, Trainers!

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