As the Chinese New Year is fast approaching, the famous video game Pokemon Go has announced a special festive event. Whether you are a competitive player or simply prefer casual gaming, this event is sure to excite you. In 2023, The Lunar New Year event featured Shiny Daramuka as the star Pokemon. However, this year, fans will witness the debut of a new Normal/Dragon-type Pokemon. Here’s all you need to know about the festive event:
Celebrate Chinese New Year with Pokemon Go
When does the Lunar New Year event begin?
Although the festivities for Chinese New Year will commence on February 10, Pokemon Go’s Lunar New Year event will run from Monday, February 5 at 10 am through Sunday, February 11 at 8 pm local time.
Debut of Drampa
This year, the highlight of the event is the debut of Drampa. In addition to the Normal/Dragon type Pokemon’s regular form, Drampa’s Shiny form will also be featured. The difference between the two versions is that the regular Drampa is white and green in colour, while the shiny one is brown and gold.
Per the official webpage of the Pokemon Go Lunar New Year event, the featured bonuses players will get for a limited period of time are:
- Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades.
- Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.
- Additional Candy for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
- Increased chance for Trainers level 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice Throws, Great Throws, and Excellent Throws.
Featured Pokemons that you can encounter in the wild include: Magikarp, Dratini, Shuckle, Fennekin, Skrelp, Noibat, Jangmo-o. If you are lucky, you may also encounter a shiny version of the Pokemon.
One-star raids: Dratini, Deino, Goomy
Three-star raids: Druddigon, Turtonator, Drampa
Field Research Encounters
Featured Pokemons for Field Research Encounters include: Dratini, Trapinch, Swablu, Gible, Darumaka, Druddigon, Deino, Skrelp, Tyrunt, Goomy, Turtonator, and Drampa. Again, if you are lucky, you may get a shiny version.
Global Challenge: Dragons Unleashed
The description for the challenge per Pokemon Go website reads, “A Global Challenge will take place throughout the 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!”