The following Pokémon were released with the start of the event:
Selected red Pokémon had increased spawn rates in the wild and from Incense or Lure Modules. Shiny Magmar and Gyarados could be encountered in wild.
7-km Pokémon Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of these red Pokémon:
Minccino Limited Research
Minccino family was released.
Shiny Minccino was also released.
Rat Pokémon appeared more frequently.
Party hat Raticate appeared exclusively in 2nd tier raids. Raid Eggs only took 30 minutes to hatch.
Max capture CP 989 CP 1,236 CP
There were limited Field Research tasks exclusively for the duration of the event.
Catch a Rattata or Sentret
Catch a Bidoof or Patrat
Catch a Pikachu, Plusle or Minun
Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokémon
Make 5 Nice Throws
Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
Make 3 Great Throws
Make 2 Great Throws in a row
Make 5 Curveball Throws
Battle in a Gym
Use a super effective Charged Attack in a Gym battle
Battle in a raid
Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt
Spin 2 PokéStops
Evolve 2 Normal-type Pokémon
- 2020, the Year of the Rat was celebrated by featuring a shiny Minccino (Pokémon resembling real-life rat). Also, Rat-like Pokémon spawn was increased during Minccino Limited Research.
- Year of the Rat: Celebrate Lunar New Year with red Pokémon and Minccino Limited Research. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-01-23.
- NianticHelp. During the Lunar New Year Event, the chances of becoming Lucky Friends will be increased. All interactions (Gym Battles, Raids, exchanging Gifts, etc.) with your Best Friend should equally contribute to this.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2020-01-25.