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
- Shiny Litleo debuts in Pokémon GO
- Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
- Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
- Double Stardust from opening Gifts
- 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.
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.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids during the Pokémon GO Lunar New Year 2022 event:
Regirock caught during this time will know the attack Earthquake Ground.
Mega RaidsHoundoom (Mega)
The following Pokémon will be hatching from 7 KM Eggs obtained during the event:
The following Pokémon will be available as Field Research encounters during the Lunar New Year 2022 event:
|Catch 5 Pokemon||
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.
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
|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||
Unknown Pokémon encounter