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Lunar New Year in 2020 was the third Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO.[1]

Minccino Limited Research was available during this event.

Features

Featured Pokémon

The following Pokémon were released with the start of the event:

TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

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.

Vulpix
#037
Fire
Parasect
#047
Bug   Grass
Voltorb
#100
Electric
Jynx
#124
Ice   Psychic
Shiny Pokémon.png
Magmar
Magmar
#126
Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Gyarados
Gyarados
#130
Water   Flying
Flareon
#136
Fire
Ledian
#166
Bug   Flying
Ariados
#168
Bug   Poison
Slugma
#218
Fire
Shiny Pokémon.png
Wurmple
Wurmple
#265
Bug
Venipede
#543
Bug   Poison
Foongus
#590
Grass   Poison
Egg 7k.png 7-km Eggs

7-km Pokémon Eggs obtained during the event would hatch more of these red Pokémon:

Vulpix
#037
504 / 463
Shiny Pokémon.png
Magikarp
Magikarp
#129
157 / 132
Shiny Pokémon.png
Shuckle
Shuckle
#213
231 / 189
Shiny Pokémon.png
Magby
Magby
#240
756 / 704
Shiny Pokémon.png
Wurmple
Wurmple
#265
330 / 296
Darumaka
#554
823 / 768
Foongus
#590
559 / 514

Minccino Limited Research

On February 2nd from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Minccino Limited Research took place.

Features

Minccino family was released.


Shiny Minccino was also released.

Minccino
Cinccino


TodayView Icon PokemonEncounter.png Pokémon in wild

Rat Pokémon appeared more frequently.

Shiny Pokémon.png
Rattata
Rattata
#019
Normal
Shiny Pokémon.png
Pikachu
Pikachu
#025
Electric
Shiny Pokémon.png
Sentret
Sentret
#161
Normal
Marill
#183
Water   Fairy
Shiny Pokémon.png
Plusle
Plusle
#311
Electric
Shiny Pokémon.png
Minun
Minun
#312
Electric
Bidoof
#399
Normal
Shiny Pokémon.png
Patrat
Patrat
#504
Normal


Party hat Raticate appeared exclusively in 2nd tier raids. Raid Eggs only took 30 minutes to hatch.

Raticate
#020 Raticate
Normal
Boss CP 13,104 CP
Max capture CP 989 CP 1,236 CP
TodayView Icon Research.png Field Research tasks

There were limited Field Research tasks exclusively for the duration of the event.

Catch 5 Normal-type Pokémon
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
.

Trivia

  • 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.

References

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