Pokémon GO Lunar New Year – Shiny Darumaka, Mega Lopunny and Regice Raids

Niantic gave details on what’s next Lunar New Year It happened in Pokémon GO. This is an annual event that gives players the chance to catch Shiny Pokémon, complete timed Research Quests, and battle powerful Raid Pokémon. This event will be triggered ThursdayAnd Jan 19thAnd 2023until MondayAnd Jan 23And 2023. The event will start at 10 AM local time on the first day and end at 8 PM local time on the last day.

* The Pokemon marked with an asterisk can be shiny when encountered.

wild encounters

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The Cover Pokémon for this event, Darumaka, and its Shiny will be at full power during this event. There will be a lot of Pokemon appearing in the wild. The full list can be found below.

  • Bonita *
  • Magmar *
  • Magicarb *
  • Seljma *
  • nomail *
  • Combi *
  • Ponyri *
  • funkin
  • Bonilby *
  • Flareon
  • Darumaka *

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Players will be given access to some timed research during this event. The search will branch out and allow players to encounter some very special Pokémon. The full list of potential encounters can be found below.

  • Magicarb *
  • azomaryl
  • combuskin
  • Darumaka *
  • Gallarian Darumaca*
  • Bonilby *

hatching eggs

Players who hatch or obtain 7km of eggs during this event will be able to hatch one of the following Pokémon.

  • ching ling
  • riolo *
  • Darumaka *
  • Gallarian Darumaca*
  • Thin

raids

There is a new raid rotation during this event. Mega Lopunny and Regice, along with their shiny forms, are making a return to battle, so be sure to use your Raid Passes for even more shiny chances.

1 star raids

  • Hesoyan Voltorp
  • Shinx *
  • Darumaka *
  • Gallarian Darumaca*

Three star raids

  • Flareon
  • Cream *
  • Blaziken *
  • Drudegon *
  • Diggersby

Five star raids

massive raids

Field research meetings

Players can complete event-themedield Research to encounter the following Pokémon:

  • charmander *
  • paragraphs *
  • Sindaquil *
  • Torchic *
  • Shimchar *
  • Combi *
  • Ponyri *
  • teabeg *
  • Darumaka *
  • Gallarian Darumaca*
  • funkin
  • Bonilby *
  • Littin

Avatar Elements

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There will be new Avatar items for players to collect during the event. It can be found in the game store. There are also new event-themed stickers to add to gifts when you send them to friends in the game.

Interested in other helpful Pokémon GO guides and want to read more? Check out Pokémon GO’s January 2023 Community Day Classic – The Return of the Shiny Tyranitar and Triple Catch XP on Pro Game Guides!

Pokémon GO Lunar New Year – Shiny Darumaka, Mega Lopunny, & Regice Raids