Pokémon GO’s 2023 Lunar New Year takes place from Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time.
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!
- 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.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
Some Trainers might even encounter the following:
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
Related Raid Guides: Regice Raid Guide
Mega RaidsLopunny (Mega)
Related Raid Guides: Mega Lopunny Raid Guide
Field Research Tasks
|Catch 25 Pokémon|
|Trade a Pokémon|
|Send 3 Gifts and add a Sticker to each|
|Open 3 Gifts|
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!
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.
Lucky Wishes (1/2)
|Catch 5 Pokemon||15x PokeBall|
|Spin 3 Pokestops or Gyms||10x Ultra Ball|
|Power up Pokemon 5 times||2x Silver Pinap Berry|
Lucky Wishes – choose a path
Choose a path: hatching Eggs, using Daily Adventure Incense, or collecting Stardust
Lucky Wishes (2/2)
|Catch 10 Pokemon||Bunnelby|
|Catch 25 Pokemon||Magikarp|
|Catch 8 different species of Pokemon||Combusken|
|Send 25 Gifts to friends||Azumarill|
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!