Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Event 2024

The Lunar New Year is upon, and 2024 is the year of Dragon! Pokémon GO’s Lunar New Year 2024 event brings the debut of Drampa, increased Lucky odds while Trading, increased chance to become Lucky friends, and a ton of Candy for special throws!

Aside from these bonuses, Trainers will collaborate together to complete the global Lunar New Year 2024 Global Challenge, and unlock new Pokémon in Wild Encounters and Raid Battles. Get ready, as this event runs from February 5, 2024 to February 11, 2024, and every throw counts towards the Global Challenge!

Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed Event icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts: Monday, February 5th, 2024 from 10:00 am local time
  • Ends: Sunday, February 11, 2024 8:00 pm local time

Bonuses ⭐

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Drampa, the Placid Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debut, and it can be shiny!
  • Trade icon Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades.
  • Trade icon Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.
  • Candy icon Additional Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
  • Candy XL icon Increased chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.

Drampa Debuts in Pokémon GO! Pokemon Encounter icon


Drampa, the Placid Pokémon, will make their Pokémon GO debut, and they can be shiny! They are an unusual typing, Normal and Dragon, a typing shared only with Cyclizar. Drampa debuted in the Alola region, and is considered a counterpart to Turtonator. It does not evolve into any other Pokémon.

How to get Shiny Drampa

The normal Drampa is a white and green, whereas the shiny Drampa is a fairly unique colour, a sort of orange/brown toned gold. You can get Shiny Drampa from 3-Star Raids during this event.

Drampa Sprite Shiny Drampa Sprite

Shiny Drampa verification

Shiny Drampa in Pokémon GO

Featured Pokémon Pokemon Encounter icon

Wild spawns

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild:

Some Trainers might even encounter the following:

Raids Raid icon


The following Pokémon will be appearing in Raids during the event:

Appearing in 1-Star Raids

Appearing in 3-Star Raids

Related raid guides: Druddigon, Turtonator, and Drampa.

Field Research Research icon

Field Research

The following Pokémon will be available as encounter rewards from Field Research tasks:

Task Reward
Catch 10 Pokémon
Make 3 Great Throws Darumaka
Make an Excellent Throw Gible
Win a Raid
Win 3 Raids
Power up 5 Dragon Type Pokémon

Paid Timed Research Research icon

Timed Research

For US$2.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research. Timed Research rewards include the following:

  • Stardust
  • XP
  • Two Lucky Eggs
  • Encounters with event-themed Pokémon

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokémon GO friends that they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases—including those made for other Trainers— are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions set forth in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot
be purchased with PokéCoins.

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed (Stage 1/2)

Task Rewards
Power up 5 Dragon-type Pokémon Bagon
Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms Axew
Catch 15 Dragon Type Pokémon Skrelp

Completion rewards

  • XP icon 4000× XP
  • Stardust icon 2000× Stardust
  • Lucky Egg icon 2× Lucky Egg

Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed (Stage 2/2)

Task Rewards
Power up 5 Dragon-type Pokémon Gible
Evolve a Dragon-type Pokémon Goomy
Power up 10 Dragon-type Pokémon Deino
Evolve 3 Dragon-type Pokémon Jangmo-o
Power up 15 Dragon-type Pokémon Turtonator

Completion rewards

Lunar New Year 2024 Global Challenge General icon

Global Challenge Logo

A Global Challenge will take place throughout the Lunar New Year event! Work with Trainers around the world to throw 1,000,000,000 Nice Throws to unlock the bonuses below for all Trainers to enjoy for the remainder of the event. As part of the Global Challenge rewards, festive fireworks will also light up the skies!

Global Challenge Rewards: Featured Attacks

Evolve certain Pokémon during the event to get a Pokémon that knows a featured attack:

  • Flygon: Evolve Vibrava (Trapinch’s Evolution) to get a Flygon that knows the Ground type Charged Attack Earth Power.
  • Garchomp: Evolve Gabite (Gible’s Evolution) to get a Garchomp that knows the Ground type Charged Attack Earth Power.
  • Altaria: Evolve Swablu to get an Altaria that knows the Fairy type Charged Attack Moonblast.
  • Salamence: Evolve Shelgon (Bagon’s Evolution) to get a Salamence that knows the Dragon type Charged Attack Outrage.
  • Noivern: Evolve Noibat to get a Noivern that knows theNormal type Charged Attack Boomburst.

Global Challenge Rewards: Wild Encounters

Once the global challenge is unlocked, additional Pokémon will appear in the wild:

Global Challenge Rewards: Raids

Once the global challenge is unlocked, new Pokémon will appear in raids.

Tier One Raids:

Tier Three Raids

Salamence Raid Guide

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