Lunar New Year in 2019 was the second Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO.[1]

Features

Featured Pokémon

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

To celebrate the new year, 12 Pokémon that symbolize a zodiac of the Chinese lunar calendar had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules:

Rattata
#019
Normal
Miltank
#241
Normal
Buneary
#427
Normal
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Dratini
Dratini
#147
Dragon
Ekans
#023
Poison
Shiny Pokémon.png
Ponyta
Ponyta
#077
Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Mareep
Mareep
#179
Electric
Mankey
#056
Fighting
Torchic
#255
Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Spoink
Spoink
#325
Psychic

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

Spoink
#325
Psychic
Grumpig
#326
Psychic

Field Research event tasks

TodayView Icon Research.png Field Research tasks

There was a Field Research task exclusively for the duration of the event.

Trade 10 Pokémon with a friend

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop.png Special shop offers

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

Special Box
Special Box
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Great Box
Great Box
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Ultra Box
Ultra Box
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Trivia

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

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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