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Pokémon GO has started a new event to celebrate the Chinese New Year! It is currently active and runs until February 13. Check out the detail below:

“Happy Year of the Pig! The Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event is happening once again, spotlighting 12 Pokémon and beginning February 4 at 1 p.m. PST. Take a look at the details below:

Event Date + Time

  • Feb. 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8) to Feb. 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8)M

Features

  • Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Ponyta, Electabuzz, Dratini, Mareep, Miltank, Torchic, Poochyena, Spoink, and Buneary will appear more frequently in the wild!
  • If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Spoink!

Bonuses

  • 2× Catch XP
  • 2× XP when evolving Pokémon
  • When you trade a Pokémon, there is an increased chance it will become a Lucky Pokémon!

Wishing you health, wealth, and luck during the Lunar New Year! Stay safe, and happy exploring!”

Looks like a great chance to add a new Shiny to your collection as well as get a great chance at some other rare Pokémon such as Dratini and Electabuzz. 

Good luck Trainers!


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Paul studied journalism just to write better articles about Pokémon. He still resides in Tokyo, Japan.