Pokemon Go’s Lunar New Year event will make it shine one more

pokemon go celebrates the Lunar New Year with a brand new event, starting at 10 a.m. local time on Thursday, January 19. The theme revolves around luck, and players can expect a higher chance of becoming Lucky Friends, 2x Stardust when opening gifts, and a higher chance of receiving a Lucky Pokemon in a trade. Daruma dolls are considered a source of good luck in Japan, so the Pokemon Darumaka (which is modeled after a Daruma doll) will also play a big part in the Lunar New Year event!

There’s nothing happier than finding a Shiny Pokemon in there pokemon go, and players have a better chance of finding Shiny Darumaka during the event. Players can expect to see the following Pokemon in the wild:

  • Darumaka
  • Buneary
  • Bunnelby
  • Combee
  • Fennekin
  • Flareon
  • Magikarp
  • magmar
  • Number
  • pony

In addition to appearing in the wild, Darumaka is one of several Pokemon found in one-star 7km egg raids during the event. Players can also take part in branching timed research, with three different paths determining what bonuses players will receive. The trails focus on hatching eggs, the duration of Daily Adventure Incense, and Stardust. Field Research tasks will see players encounter Darumaka in both the Unova version and Galarian variant, as well as several other Pokemon, including Charmander, Buneary, and Chimchar. The game’s store is also getting a nice Red Lantern backpack, but nothing is known about the price at the time of writing.

While fans will have to wait a week for the Lunar New Year event to take place, pokemon go should have plenty for players to do in the meantime! The game’s Twinkling Fantasy event kicked off earlier this week, making it easier to find Dragon and Fairy-type Pokemon, including Bagon, Dedenne, and more. Readers can learn more about that event here. pokemon goThe Lunar New Year event ends January 23 at 8 p.m. local time.

Are you looking forward to the Lunar New Year event? Are you looking for a shiny Darumaka? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter at @Marcdachamp to talk about all things gaming!

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