Mega Gyarados To Debut In Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Event

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.

Features

  • 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.

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