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Lunar New Year in 2018 was the first Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO.[1]

Features

Featured Pokémon

These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

Poochyena
Mightyena
TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Selected canine-like Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild (and from Incense, Lure Module):

Eevee
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Avatar Items

Team GO Rocket Grunts avatar items were released with the beginning of the event:

Team Rocket Top
Team Rocket Top
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(male)
Team Rocket Top
Team Rocket Top
PokeCoin.png 400
(female)
Team Rocket Skirt
Team Rocket Skirt
PokeCoin.png 100
(female)
Team Rocket Hat
Team Rocket Hat
PokeCoin.png 100
(male)
Team Rocket Hat
Team Rocket Hat
PokeCoin.png 100
(female)
Team Rocket Gloves
Team Rocket Boots
Team Rocket Boots
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(female)
Team Rocket Belt
Team Rocket Belt
PokeCoin.png 100
(female)

Gallery

Promotional pictures

Following promotional pictures were published by creators of the game across their social media channels.

Trivia

  • 2018, the Year of the Dog was celebrated by featuring Pokémon that resembled real-life canines.[2]
    • For some unknown reason Houndour wasn't featured in this event, despite its resemblance to a canine.

References

Winter

HatchathonLunar New YearTaiwan Lantern FestivalSinnoh CelebrationValentine's DayFriendship EventFebruary CDPokémon DayTeam GO Rocket Global Take-overGO Battle League Season 1 Launch Celebration

Spring

A Drive to InvestigatePsychic SpectacularSafari Zone St. LouisTricky PokémonSpring EventGO Battle Day: MarillSafari Zone LiverpoolIncense Day: Type ShuffleBuddy UpApril CDThrowback Challenge 2020 (KantoJohtoHoennSinnohChampion) • Safari Zone PhiladelphiaSnubbull Limited ResearchMay CD

Summer

Galarian Farfetch'd EventSummer SolsticeJune CDBug Out4th AnniversaryTeam GO Rocket EventSummer EventJuly CDGO FestDragon WeekEnigma WeekAugust CDUnova WeekMega September (Mega Raid ChallengeMega Battle ChallengeMega Buddy Challenge) • September CD

Fall

Fashion WeekNiantic Birthday EventAutumn Event (Part 1Part 2) • Meowth Limited ResearchOctober CDThe Crown Tundra EventHalloweenDay of the DeadAnimation WeekSpecial WeekendNovember CD - ElectabuzzPokémon HOME Event12 Days of FriendshipNovember CD - MagmarPokémon GO City SpotlightLake Legends EventNidoran♀ and Nidoran♂ Limited Research

Kalos Celebration EventWooper WatchDecember CDSecrets of the Jungle EventGalarian Mr. Mime EventHoliday

New Year'sUnova Celebration EventSinnoh Celebration EventJanuary CDHoenn Celebration EventIncense Day: Electric and Dragon TypeJohto Celebration EventSneasel Limited ResearchTeam GO Rocket CelebrationFebruary CDLunar New YearValentine's DayCelebrate CarnivalPokémon GO Tour: KantoKanto Celebration Event

March CDSearching for LegendsIncense Day: Psychic and Steel TypeCharge UpWeather WeekFestival of ColorsTricky PokémonSpring into SpringApril CDSummer Hat Pikachu EventRivals' WeekSustainability WeekFriendship Day GrassNew Pokémon Snap CelebrationLuminous Legends XMarill Limited ResearchMay CDLuminous Legends YSpecial Weekend May

June CDA Very Slow DiscoverySummer SolsticeBidoof BreakoutJuly CD5th AnniversaryGO FestPart 1: TimePart 2: SpaceAugust CDPart 3: Sword and Shield

Hoopa's ArrivalPsychic SpectacularSeptember CDFashion WeekTaiwan Candy ChallengeSecrets of the Jungle EventOctober CDSafari Zone LiverpoolHalloweenSafari Zone PhiladelphiaDía de MuertosFestival of LightsSafari Zone St. LouisPokémon BD & SP EventNovember CDEd Sheeran Collaboration EventMischief Unbound

Land of Smiles ChallengeIncense Day: SwinubDragonspiral DescentSpecial Weekend DecemberChansey in FukushimaHolidayDecember CD

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