January 31, 2022

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO’s 2022 Lunar New Year event

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO’s 2022 Lunar New Year event

Lunar New Year 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, February 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Shiny Litleo Leads the Pack

It’s time to celebrate Lunar New Year! Running at the front of the pack during the event is Litleo! If you’re lucky, you just might run into a Shiny Litleo for the first time in Pokémon GO!

Event Bonuses


Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
Double Stardust from opening Gifts
1 extra special trade per day*
*Active from Monday, January 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (–8 GMT).

Wild Encounters Icon Wild Encounters

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

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Litleo, if you’re lucky!

Paras
Meowth
Growlithe
Voltorb
Hisuian Voltorb
Magikarp
Torchic
Litleo
If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following.
Electabuzz
Gyarados
Combusken
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raid Icon Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Egg One-Star Raids
Magikarp
Shinx
Darumaka
Litleo
Espurr
Three-Star Eggs Three-Star Raids
Charizard
Flareon
Image of Shuckle - Shiny Icon On
Shuckle
Image of Delcatty - Shiny Icon Off
Delcatty
Absol
Druddigon
Five-Star Egg Five-Star Raids
Regirock*
Mega Egg Mega Raids
Mega Houndoom
*Regirock caught during this time will know the attack Earthquake
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs obtained during the event.

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Shuckle
Slugma
Darumaka
Scraggy
Litleo

Image of Research Icon Field Research Task Encounters

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

Alolan Meowth
Galarian Meowth
Magikarp
Darumaka
Litleo
Espurr

Complete certain Field Research tasks to earn Mega Energy for the following Pokémon.

Mega Gyarados Energy
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

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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—The Pokémon GO team