Trainers, Niantic has just announced a major update for the Lucky Pokemon system! According to the official blog post, Professor Willow has made two big discoveries in regards to the Lucky Pokemon:

  • If you trade a Pokemon that was caught between July 2016 – August 2016, it is guaranteed to become a Lucky Pokemon
    • Works only if both trade participants have received less than 10 Lucky Pokemon so far
  • Traded Pokemon that become Lucky will be more powerful – it seems that the old 10/10/10 IV floor for Lucky Pokemon will be raised. New IV floor unknown at the moment of writing this article

Lucky Pokemon still require less Stardust to power up and require trading to obtain. Early reports mention a 12/12/12 IV floor, which would make Lucky Pokemon the easiest way to obtain a high IV Pokemon in the game.

Given their rarity and the amount of actual trading and waiting needed to obtain them, we wouldn’t object this new IV floor. We’ll keep you updated any way, but for now, if you get a Lucky Pokemon after reading this article, please be sure to share your results in the comments section below.