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Celebrate 2023 And The Lunar New Year With Pokémon GO

Start this year off on the right rabbits foot!

Mythical Wishes, the ninth season of Pokémon GO, continues with a Lunar New Year event like no other. Begin your journey by making a choice on which branching Timed Research you want to take part in. Does your play style revolve around hatching eggs? How about using your Daily Incense or collecting Stardust? Once you’ve got that sorted out, you are going to need to know what else there is to do. I got you covered, down below.

Event Details

Date and Time
Thursday, January 19 at 10 a.m. to Monday, January 23 at 8 p.m. local time.


  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Darumaka
  • Increased chance for a Lucky Pokémon in Trades
  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
  • 2x Stardust from opening Gifts
  • Once additional Special Trade per day of the event

In The Wild

  • Ponyta*
  • Magmar*
  • Magikarp*
  • Slugma*
  • Numel*
  • Combee*
  • Buneary*
  • Fennekin
  • Bennelby*

Please note that early reporting on this event mistakenly identified Fennekin as having a possibility of being Shiny in the wild. This was a mistake on Niantic’s part and has since been rectified on the official Pokemon GO Blog.

In Raids

  • One-Star Raids: Hisuain Voltorb, Shinx*, Darumaka*, Galarian Darumaka*
  • Three-Star Raids: Flareon, Shuckle*, Blaziken* Druddigon*, Diggersby
  • Five-Star Raids: Regice*
  • Mega Raids: Mega Lopunny*

Hatching From 7km Eggs

  • Chingling
  • Riolu*
  • Darumaka*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Scraggy

Field Research Encounters

  • Charmander*
  • Paras*
  • Cyndaquill*
  • Torchic*
  • Chimchar*
  • Combee*
  • Buneary*
  • Tepig*
  • Darumaka*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Fennekin
  • Bunnelby*
  • Litten

And if that wasn’t enough there are also going to be new Avatar items and stickers to coincided with this Lunar New Year event. Personally I think this would have been a great time to add Scorbunny to the game as it is the year of the rabbit. Let us know what you think of this event, and if you manage to catch a Shiny Darumaka, share those pics with us on Twitter.

See you around, Genesect!

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