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For other editions of Lunar New Year, see Lunar New Year 2018.

Lunar New Year in 2019 is the second Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO.

Features

For the duration of the event, XP for capturing and evolving Pokémon was doubled. Additionally, when Pokémon were traded, there was an increased chance they would become Lucky Pokémon.

Featured Pokémon

To celebrate the new year, 12 Pokémon that symbolize a zodiac of the Chinese lunar calendar spawned more frequently in the wild.[1]

Rattata
#019
Rattata
Icon Normal
Miltank
#241
Miltank
Icon Normal
Electabuzz
#125
Electabuzz
Icon Electric
Buneary
#427
Buneary
Icon Normal
Dratini
#147
Dratini
Icon Dragon
Ekans
#023
Ekans
Icon Poison
Ponyta
#077
Ponyta
Icon Fire
Mareep
#179
Mareep
Icon Electric
Mankey
#056
Mankey
Icon Fighting
Torchic
#255
Torchic
Icon Fire
Poochyena
#261
Poochyena
Icon Dark
Spoink
#325
Spoink
Icon Psychic

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

Spoink shiny
#325
Spoink
Icon Psychic
Grumpig shiny
#326
Grumpig
Icon Psychic

Field Research event tasks

There were several Field Research tasks exclusively available only for the time of Lunar New Year 2019.

Task Possible Rewards
Trade 10 Pokémon with a friend. Chimchar Chimchar

Shop special offer

The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event.[2]

Box Cost Items
Bronze Box
Special Box
PokeCoin 480
Silver Box
Great Box
PokeCoin 780
Gold Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin 1,480

Trivia

  • 2019, the Year of the Pig was celebrated by featuring a shiny Spoink (Pokémon resembling real-life pig).

References

  1. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-02-04.
  2. New special boxes in the shop!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2019-02-19.
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