- 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.
During this event five select Pokémon spawned more often in the wild and Trainers were rewarded with bonus Stardust for capturing them.
Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event.
Following promotional pictures were published by creators of the game across their social media channels.
- 2018, the Year of the Dog was celebrated by featuring Pokémon that resembled real-life canines. 
- For some unknown reason Houndour wasn't featured in this event, despite its resemblance to a canine.