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

by Ana Lopez

Niantic gave details about the upcoming one Lunar New Year event in Pokémon GO. This is an annual event that gives players the chance to catch Shiny Pokémon, complete Timed Research Tasks, and battle powerful Raid Pokémon. This event runs from Thursday, January 19, 2023until Monday, January 23, 2023. The event starts at 10am local time on the first day and ends at 8pm local time on the last day.

*Pokémon marked with an asterisk may glow when encountered.

Wild encounters

Image by Pro Game Guides, via Niantic

The cover Pokémon for this event, Darumaka, and its shiny will be on full display during this event. Lots of Pokémon will appear in the wild. The full list can be found below.

  • pony*
  • magmar*
  • Magikarp*
  • slugma*
  • number*
  • Combee*
  • Buneary*
  • Fennekin
  • Bunnelby*
  • Flareon
  • Darumaka*

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Timed Inquiry: Happy Wishes

Players will gain access to timed research during this event. The investigation branches out and lets players encounter some of the featured Pokémon. The full list of possible encounters can be found below.

  • Magikarp*
  • Azumarill
  • Combusks
  • Darumaka*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Bunnelby*

Egg hatches

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

  • Chingling
  • Riolu*
  • Darumaka*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Thin

raids

There is a new rotation of Raids during this event. Mega Lopunny and Regice, along with their shiny forms, make their return to the fray, so be sure to use your Raid passes for more chances of a shiny.

One star raids

  • Hisuian Voltorb
  • Shinx*
  • Darumaka*
  • Galarian Darumaka*

Three-star robberies

  • Flareon
  • Shuckle*
  • Blaziken*
  • Druddigon*
  • Diggersby

Five-star raids

Mega raids

Field research encounters

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

  • Charmander*
  • paratroopers*
  • Cyndaquil*
  • Flashlight*
  • Chimchar*
  • Combee*
  • Buneary*
  • Tepig*
  • Darumaka*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Fennekin
  • Bunnelby*
  • Litten

Avatar Items

Image via Niantic

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

Interested in other handy Pokémon GO guides and want to read more? Check out January 2023 Pokémon GO Community Day Classic – Shiny Tyranitar Returns and Triple Catch XP on Pro Game Guides!

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