Lunar New Year 2023

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Article by Brian Tien

We've had the New Year, but that's not the end! In conjunction with the calendar year, the Lunar New Year is coming. We've got a few nice bonuses and spawns to look forward, so let's celebrate the moon as we take advantage of these bonuses.

Lunar New year 2023

Event Start Event End
January 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. local time January 23, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • A special selection of Pokemon will spawn more frequently in the wild
  • Darumaka will spawn with an enhanced Shiny rate
  • Trades will be more likely to result in Lucky Pokemon
  • Interactions will increase the odds of resulting in Lucky Friends
  • 2x Stardust from opening gifts
  • +1 Special Trade per day
  • A Timed Research line titled "Lucky Wishes" will be available with varying bonuses that players can choose from
    • This Timed Research Line will have branching paths, and players will be able to choose between focusing on Stardust collecting, Daily Adventure Incense, or hatching Eggs.
    • All paths will lead to encounters with the following Pokemon:
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available from 7km Eggs
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via raids
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available via Field Research tasks

New avatar items will be available in the shop

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