Pokémon Go celebrates the Lunar New Year with Tauros and Red Pokémon

Niantic has just announced the details of the Lunar New Year event for Pokémon Go. From Tuesday February 9 to Sunday February 14, 2021, there will be Timed Research, Event-exclusive Field Research, Raids, and more.

Red Pokémon will appear more in the wild, including Shiny Gyarados. The Pokémon you’ll see more include:

Event-exclusive Field Research tasks will reward encounters with the following Pokémon:

The following Pokémon, representing animals associated with the Lunar New Year, will hatch from eggs within 5 km:

  • Rattata
  • Ekans
  • Mankey
  • Ponyta
  • Mareep
  • Houndour
  • Miltank
  • Torchic
  • Car
  • Buneary
  • Tepig
  • Litleo

The following Pokémon will appear in Raids:

As we move into the Year of the Ox, Tauros, the Wild Bull Pokémon, will be featured in a special timed research. Other bonuses include more Poké Balls in friend gifts, increased chance of becoming lucky friends, and increased chance of getting lucky Pokémon in trades. The trading range will also be temporarily increased to 40 km from Monday February 8 to Monday February 15.

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Are you eager to catch lots of red Pokémon? Will you be one of the lucky ones to catch a Shiny Gyarados? Leave us a comment below with your thoughts on this event, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!


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