Pokémon GO’s 2022 Lunar New Year Event


Date + Time

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, February 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Shiny Litleo Leads the Pack

It’s time to celebrate Lunar New Year! Running at the front of the pack during the event is Litleo! If you’re lucky, you just might run into a Shiny Litleo for the first time in Pokémon GO!

Event Bonuses

  • Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
  • Double Stardust from opening Gifts
  • 1 extra special trade per day (Active from Monday, January 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (–8 GMT)).

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild.

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Litleo, if you’re lucky!

  • Paras
  • Meowth
  • Growlithe
  • Voltorb
  • Hisuian Voltorb
  • Magikarp
  • Torchic
  • Litleo
  • Electabuzz
  • Gyarados
  • Combusken


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Magikarp
  • Shinx
  • Darumaka
  • Litleo
  • Espurr

Three-Star Raids

  • Charizard
  • Flareon
  • Shuckle
  • Delcatty
  • Absol
  • Druddigon

Five-Star Raids

  • Regirock (with the attack Earthquake)

Mega Raids

  • Mega Houndoom


The following Pokémon will be hatching from Eggs obtained during the event.

7 Km Eggs

  • Shuckle
  • Slugma
  • Darumaka
  • Scraggy
  • Litleo

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

  • Alolan Meowth
  • Galarian Meowth
  • Magikarp
  • Darumaka
  • Litleo
  • Espurr
  • Mega Gyarados Energy

Timed Research

Two timed research challenges focused around catching and friendship will be available! Complete the Timed Research to earn:

  • Litleo
  • Espurr
Author: VintagePokeCollector

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