Lunar New Year in 2019 was the second Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO.
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.
To celebrate the new year, 12 Pokémon that symbolize a zodiac of the Chinese lunar calendar spawned more frequently in the wild.
Moreover, these Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event.
Field Research event tasks
There were several Field Research tasks exclusively available only for the time of Lunar New Year 2019.
Shop special offer
The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event.
- 2019, the Year of the Pig was celebrated by featuring a shiny Spoink (Pokémon resembling real-life pig).
- During 2019 event, Pokémon were featured that resemble real-life animals which are portrayed in the Chinese zodiacs. The following Pokémon—and their corresponding zodiac—were featured: