Lunar New Year 2020 event is now Live, Brings New Raid Bosses and a new wild shiny!

Hello Trainers!!  The Pokémon Go 2020 Lunar New Year Event is now live, and with it has brought a new lineup of raid bosses and the chance of a new wild shiny Pokemon!

Reports have surfaced from multiple sources that shiny Magmar can now be encountered in the wild!  Shiny Magmar joins shiny Gyarados as wild evolved pokemon, it has been confirmed that Magmar is the only evolved Pokemon, along with Gyarados, that will be shiny in the wild.

The event runs from January 24th, 2020 at 1:00 pm PST until February 3rd, 2020 at 1:00 PST

As a reminder, the event comes with the bonuses of rare candies in gifts from friends and the increased chance of becoming lucky friends and having trades be lucky as well.

Lunar Event 2020 Raid Bosses
Tier Raid Bosses
Tier 1
  • Magikarp,
  • Shinx,
  • Timburr,
  • Venipede,
  • Dwebble,
  • Klink
Tier 2
  • Rapidash,
  • Kingler,
  • Electrode,
  • Mawile,
  • Prinplup,
  • Gligar
Tier 3
  • Machamp,
  • Vaporeon,
  • Flareon,
  • Medicham,
  • Alolan Raichu
Tier 4
  • Gyarados,
  • Tyranitar,
  • Alolan Marowak,
  • Galaran Weezing,
  • Excadrill
Tier 5
  • Heatran,
  • Latios,
  • Latias


  • Latios and Latias are in raids just for the weekend.  So get out and catch them while you can, both are potential shinies as well.
  • Medicham is a pvp beast so if you are missing a good one for Great League, raids are a good way to get one.
  • Venipede and Dwebble are very recent releases, so having them in raids will be a good opportunity to get one if you don’t have one yet and to farm candies.

Raid Guides

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