Pokemon Go Lunar New Year Event Kicks Off With Red Pokemon

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Those unfamiliar with the color traditions of Lunar New Year, red is a lucky color. It’s a celebration of hope, prosperity, luck and good fortune. Returning once more, Pokemon Go is bringing back the event to celebrate the year of the rat with lucky bonuses, increased frequency of red pocket monsters, and more.

From now until Monday, February 3rd at 1:00 PM (PST), try your luck at catching a shiny gyarados and all the red Pokemon. Here’s everything the Lunar New Year event in Pokemon Go features:

Features

  • Certain red Pokémon will be featured. Charmeleon, Vulpix, Parasect, Voltorb, Jynx, Magmar, Magikarp, Flareon, Slugma, Wurmple, Corphish, Kricketot, and Foongus will appear more frequently in the wild!
  • Gyashaa! If you’re lucky, you might spot a Gyarados in the wild. Will you be lucky enough to encounter the coveted red Shiny Gyarados?
  • Darumaka will hatch from 7 km Eggs. Some red Pokémon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs, such as Shuckle and Foongus. Making its Pokémon GO debut will be Darumaka, the Zen Charm Pokémon!

Bonuses

  • Gifts will have a chance of rewarding you with Rare Candies, so be sure to send and open lots of Gifts with your friends.
  • Be sure to trade more often with your friends—the likelihood of becoming Lucky Friends will be increased.
  • When you trade a Pokémon, there will be an increased chance it will become a Lucky Pokémon.

On Sunday, February 2nd between 2:00 and 5:00 PM (PST), Minccino will appear for a limited research event in addition to other rat-like Pokemon.

Minccino Limited Research

  • Field Research: Minccino Limited Research tasks will allow you to encounter Minccino.
  • Pokémon that fit the theme of the Year of the Rat will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Look out for Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Sentret, Marill, Zigzagoon, Plusle, Minun, Bidoof, and Patrat.
  • Minccino in 5 km Eggs: Minccino will be hatching more frequently from 5 km Eggs. After the event ends, Minccino will continue to be available in 5 km Eggs.
  • Shiny Minccino will be available! If you’re lucky, you might encounter one!

Have you already caught a Minccino? What catches in your career as a Pokemon Go Trainer are your most proud of? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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