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For other editions of Lunar New Year, see Lunar New Year 2019.

Lunar New Year in 2018 is the first Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO.

Featured Pokémon

During this event five select Pokémon spawned more often in the wild and Trainers were rewarded with bonus Stardust for capturing them.[1]

Growlithe
#058
Growlithe
Icon Fire
Eevee
#133
Eevee
Icon Normal
Snubbull
#209
Snubbull
Icon Fairy
Poochyena
#261
Poochyena
Icon Dark
Electrike
#309
Electrike
Icon Electric

Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event.

Poochyena shiny
#261
Poochyena
Icon Dark
Mightyena shiny
#262
Mightyena
Icon Dark

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

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