Are you ready to celebrate the Year of the Ox, Trainers? The Lunar New Years’ event is returning to Pokémon GO for 2021! This year it is bringing a special gift along with it. Mega Gyarados will be making its debut! Let’s take a look at the full announcement.
|Tue., Feb. 9, 2021, @ 10:00am local time|
Sun., Feb. 14, 2021, @ 1:00pm local time
|FEATURES:||WILD RED POKÉMON: Krabby, Goldeen, Magmar, Magikarp, Miltank, Meditite, Tepig, Gyarados, and more.|
|FIELD RESEARCH: Meowth, Alolan Meowth, Galarian Meowth, Meditite, and Miltank.|
|5KM EGGS: Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Ponyta, Mareep, Houndour, Miltank, Torchic, Bagon, Buneary, Tepig, and Litleo.|
|1-STAR RAIDS: Meditite, Carvanha, Duskull, Skorupi, and Darumaka.|
|3-STAR RAIDS: Miltank, Octillery, Blaziken, Camerupt, and Absol.|
|5-STAR RAIDS: Latios and Latias.|
|MEGA RAIDS: Mega Pidgeot, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Ampharos.|
|TIMED RESEARCH: Tauros, the Wild Bull Pokémon, will be featured.|
|GIFTS: More Poké Balls from Gifts.|
|LUCKY FRIENDS: Increased chance to become Lucky Friends.|
|LUCKY POKÉMON: Traded Pokémon more likely to become a Lucky.|
|TRADING RANGE: Increased to 40 km from Monday, February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST(GMT −8).|
In celebration of the Year of the Ox, Tauros will be featured in the Timed Research.
Event-exclusive Field Research Tasks will lead to encounters with the following:
|FIELD RESEARCH ENCOUNTERS|
|Meowth*||Alolan Meowth*||Galarian Meowth|
Note: These Mega Raids and 5-Star Raids will extend beyond the Lunar New Year event. They will run from Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. local time.
Gifts will be awarding more Poké Balls when you open them! Send send send! Everyone needs balls!
There will be an increased chance that when you interact with a Best Friend, you become Lucky Friends!
Traded Pokémon will also have an increased chance of becoming Lucky!
Trading range will be temporarily increased to 40 km from Monday, February 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Monday, February 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST(GMT −8).