Niantic has announced a Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event, where Mega Gyarados will be available for the first time in the mobile game. The event will also feature a limited research event for Tauros to celebrate the Year Of The Ox; while Pokémon representing other years will become temporarily more common.
Check out the details for the Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event below:
Date And Time
The Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event will run from Tuesday, 9 February 2021, at 10am to Sunday, 14 February 2021, at 1pm local time.
- Red Pokémon—like Krabby, Goldeen, Magmar, Magikarp, Miltank, Meditite, Tepig, and more—will appear more frequently in the wild!
- Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Meditite, and Miltank.
- Pokémon representing animals associated with Lunar New Year will be hatching from 5 km Eggs! Keep an eye out for Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Ponyta, Mareep, Houndour, Miltank, Torchic, Bagon, Buneary, Tepig, and Litleo.
- The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
- Meditite, Carvanha, Duskull, Skorupi, and Darumaka will be appearing in one-star raids.
- Miltank, Octillery, Blaziken, Camerupt, and Absol will be appearing in three-star raids.
- Latios and Latias will be appearing in five-star raids from Tuesday, 9 February 2021, at 10am to Saturday, 20 February 2021, at 9am local time.
- Mega Pidgeot, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Ampharos will be appearing in Mega Raids from Tuesday, 9 February 2021, at 10am to Saturday, 20 February 2021, at 9am local time.
- In celebration of the Year of the Ox, Tauros, the Wild Bull Pokémon, will be featured in Timed Research!
- Gifts will contain more Poké Balls, so be sure to send lots of Gifts to your friends.
- You’re more likely to become Lucky Friends with your friends, so be sure to swap Gifts, battle in raids, and trade with them!
- When you trade a Pokémon, it’ll be more likely to become a Lucky Pokémon.
- The trading range will be temporarily increased to 40 km from Tuesday, 9 February 2021, at 5am GMT+8 to Tuesday, 16 February 2021, at 5am GMT+8.