Pokémon GO Lunar New Year 2023

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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!


  • Shiny icon Increased chance to encounter Shiny Darumaka!
  • Trade icon Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades.
  • Battle Friend icon Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.
  • Stardust icon 2× Stardust from opening Gifts.
  • Trade icon One additional Special Trade can be made for a maximum of two per day.*
  • General icon During the Lunar New Year event, Trainers can choose from several bonuses as a reward for their Timed Research.

Wild spawns Wild encounters

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.

One-Star Raids

Related Raid Guides: Hisuian Voltorb, Shinx, Darumaka and Galarian Darumaka.

Three-Star Raids

Related Raid Guides: Flareon, Shuckle, Blaziken, Druddigon and Diggersby.

Five-Star Raids


Related Raid Guides: Regice Raid Guide

Mega Raids

Lopunny (Mega)

Related Raid Guides: Mega Lopunny Raid Guide

Field Research

Field Research Tasks

Task Reward
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

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)

Task Reward
Catch 5 Pokemon PokeBall icon 15× PokeBall
Spin 3 Pokestops or Gyms Ultra Ball icon 10× Ultra Ball
Power up Pokemon 5 times Silver Pinap Berry icon 2× Silver Pinap Berry
  • Stardust icon 500× Stardust
  • XP icon 500× XP
  • Lucky Egg icon 1× Lucky Egg

Lucky Wishes – choose a path

Choose a path: hatching Eggs, using Daily Adventure Incense, or collecting Stardust

Lucky Wishes (2/2)

Task Reward
Catch 10 Pokemon Bunnelby
Catch 25 Pokemon Magikarp
Catch 8 different species of Pokemon Combusken
  • Stardust path
    Earn 7500 Stardust
  • Hatching path
    Hatch 3 Eggs
  • Daily Adventure Incense path
    Use Daily Adventure Incense to help catch 15 Pokemon
Darumaka (Galarian)
Send 25 Gifts to friends Azumarill


  • Stardust path
    Star Piece icon 1× Star Piece
  • Hatching path
    Egg Incubator icon 1× Egg Incubator
  • Daily Adventure Incense path
    Golden Razz Berry icon 10× Golden Razz Berry

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!

Red Lantern Backpack

Red Lantern Backpack

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