Pokémon GO Lunar New Year 2023 event now underway worldwide featuring increased spawns of Buneary, Bunnelby, Ponyta, Magmar, Magikarp, Slugma, Numel, Combee, Fennekin and more

Niantic is continuing to announce new events and content for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Party Like It’s 2023 with the Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Event

Buneary and Bunnelby are the bun-derful belles of this new year ball.

Hop on over to Pokémon GO for an opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year with adorable Pokémon, event bonuses, and Timed Research. Through January 23, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time, Buneary and Bunnelby will be bouncing into Pokémon GO with greater frequency. They will join Ponyta, Magmar, Magikarp, Slugma, Numel, Combee, and Fennekin, who will also appear more frequently in the wild.

Trainers will be over the moon for event bonuses that include the following.

  • Increased chance of encountering Shiny Darumaka
  • Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
  • 2× Stardust from opening Gifts
  • One additional Special Trade for a maximum of two per day

In addition, you can make a wish with Timed Research called Lucky Wishes. Trainers can choose between tasks focused on hatching Eggs, catching Pokémon, or collecting Stardust. Each path grants different bonuses, but all Trainers who complete the Timed Research will receive a Lucky Egg, additional items, and the opportunity to encounter Pokémon such as Magikarp, Azumarill, Combusken, Darumaka, Galarian Darumaka, and Bunnelby.

Break out your Incubators—these Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

  • Chingling
  • Riolu
  • Darumaka
  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Scraggy

Rock your way into the Lunar New Year by challenging the following Pokémon in raids!

  • One-Star Raids
    • Hisuian Voltorb
    • Shinx*
    • Darumaka*
    • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Three-Star Raids
    • Flareon
    • Shuckle*
    • Blaziken
    • Druddigon*
    • Diggersby
  • Five-Star Raids
    • Regice*
  • Mega Raids
    • Mega Lopunny*

*If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Happy Lunar New Year, Trainers!

Source: Pokemon.com

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO’s 2023 Lunar New Year event!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO’s 2023 Lunar New Year event!

Trainers,

It’s time to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Pokémon GO! Pokémon like Bunnelby and Buneary will appear more frequently in the wild, and Trainers can look forward to other event-themed Pokémon appearing in the wild, in raids, and hatching from Eggs!

It looks like all Trainers’ luck will also improve during the event—you’ll have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Darumaka, an increased chance to receive Lucky Pokémon in trades, and an increased chance to become Lucky Friends!

Lunar New Year 2023

Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Ponyta
Ponyta
Magmar
Magmar
Magikarp
Magikarp
Slugma
Slugma
Numel
Numel
Combee
Combee
Buneary
Buneary
Fennekin
Fennekin
Bunnelby
Bunnelby
Some Trainers might even encounter the following:
Flareon
Flareon
Darumaka
Darumaka
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event Bonuses

Increased chance to encounter Shiny Darumaka!
Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades.
Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.
2× Stardust from opening Gifts.
One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two per day.*
During the Lunar New Year event, Trainers can choose from several bonuses as a reward for their Timed Research.

Timed Research: Lucky Wishes

Trainers will be able to access branching Timed Research that grants their wish for bonuses that revolve around either hatching Eggs, the duration of Daily Adventure Incense, or collecting Stardust.

The path you choose will determine which bonuses and tasks you have for the event!

No matter which wish you pick, all Trainers who complete the research will receive a Lucky Egg and other items. They will also have the opportunity to encounter the following Pokémon.

Magikarp
Magikarp
Azumarill
Azumarill
Combusken
Combusken
Darumaka
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Bunnelby
Bunnelby

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Chingling
Chingling
Riolu
Riolu
Darumaka
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Scraggy
Scraggy
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
Hisuian Voltorb
Hisuian Voltorb
Shinx
Shinx
Darumaka
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Three-Star Raids
Flareon
Flareon
Shuckle
Shuckle
Blaziken
Blaziken
Druddigon
Druddigon
Diggersby
Diggersby
Five-Star Raids
Regice
Regice
Mega Raids
Mega Lopunny
Mega Lopunny
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research tasks

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Charmander
Charmander
Paras
Paras
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Torchic
Torchic
Chimchar
Chimchar
Combee
Combee
Buneary
Buneary
Tepig
Tepig
Darumaka
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
Fennekin
Fennekin
Bunnelby
Bunnelby
Litten
Litten

Avatar items and stickers

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

Red Lantern Backpack

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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