Pokémon GO Lunar New Year 2022

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Lunar New Year 2022 is a Pokémon GO event that celebrates the real-world Chinese Lunar New Year. As a part of this celebration event, shiny Litleo is making its Pokémon GO debut!

2022 is the Year of the Tiger 🐅 based on the 12-year Chinese Zodiac Calendar, an animal that symbolises strength and being brave.

Date and Time

Event icon Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, February 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Bonuses

  • General icon Shiny Litleo debuts in Pokémon GO
  • TradeBall icon Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
  • Battle Friend icon Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
  • Stardust icon Double Stardust from opening Gifts
  • TradeBall icon 1 extra special trade per day*

* Active from Monday, January 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (–8 GMT).

Shiny Litleo and Pyroar

Pyroar comes in different forms, depending if it’s male or female.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

If you’re lucky, you may encounter the following strong Pokémon in the wild:

Combusken is not shiny eligible.

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids during the Pokémon GO Lunar New Year 2022 event:

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids

Regirock

Regirock caught during this time will know the attack Earthquake Ground.

Mega Raids

Houndoom (Mega)

Eggs

The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 KM Eggs obtained during the event:

Field Research

The following Pokémon will be available as Field Research encounters during the Lunar New Year 2022 event:

Task Text Reward
Catch 5 Pokemon
Candy XL icon 25x Mega Gyarados Energy
Catch 12 Pokemon Darumaka
Hatch an Egg
Send 3 Gifts Magikarp
Send 3 Gifts and add a sticker to each Litleo
Trade a Pokemon Litleo
Win a raid Espurr

In addition, certain Field Research tasks will reward you with Mega Gyarados Energy.

Timed Research

There will be two Timed Research Challenges available during the Lunar New Year event, focused around catching and friendship. Completing the Timed Research quests will reward you encounters with:

Timed Research: Friendship Challenge

Task Text Reward
Send 5 Gifts and add a sticker to each Torchic
Trade 3 Pokémon with a friend Corphish
Send 15 Gifts to friends Darumaka
Send Gifts 3 days in a row
Pokemon Encounter icon Unknown Pokémon encounter
Rewards
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Unknown Pokémon encounter
  • Stardust icon 1000x Stardust
  • XP icon 1000 EXP

Timed Research: Catch Challenge

Task Text Reward
Catch 10 Pokémon PokeBall icon 10x PokeBall
Catch 20 Pokémon Great Ball icon 15x Great Ball
Catch 25 Fire-type Pokémon Ultra Ball icon 20x Ultra Ball
Cath 10 different species of Pokémon Litleo
Rewards

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