This Pokémon GO Event Is a Howl! February 16, 2018, marks the start of the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Dog. To celebrate this festive occasion, Pokémon GO will be hosting a special Lunar New Year Event from February 15–17 highlighting Pokémon that resemble real-life canines.
During this time, expect to see plenty more Poochyena, Growlithe, Eevee, Snubbull, and Electrike appearing in your area – as well as Shiny Poochyena! As an extra bonus, you will receive three times the usual amount of Stardust when you capture them, which will come in handy when you’re looking to power up your Pokémon.
Step out and catch as many of these Pokémon as you can during the event—the more you collect, the faster you’ll be able to evolve them. It’s a good way to add the likes of Mightyena, Arcanine, and Manectric to your team. And hey, while you’re out playing Pokémon GO, you could take your favorite furry friend for a nice walk, too! It’s a win-win for everyone involved—human or pooch!