It’s the year of the tiger!
the Lunar new year event in Pokemon Go celebrates Litleo as the Year of the Tiger begins.
There are two Lunar New Year Research Quests – Catch Challenge and friendship challenge – to be completed and Hisuian Voltorb is still spawning in the wild, so be sure to catch this new regional variant.
You can also collect a variety of Lunar New Year Field Research Tasks by spinning PokéStops for the chance to catch more Pokemon and find Mega Energy.
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“Lunar New Year: Catch Challenge” quest steps in Pokémon Go
Lunar New Year: Catch Challenge is the first of two timed research quests available during this year’s Lunar New Year event in Pokémon Go.
This is a timed research quest, so you only have until the end of the Lunar New Year event – Monday, February 7 – to complete it.
If you avoid spoilerswe suggest that you ignore the information below and the next section.
‘Lunar New Year: Catch Challenge’ Stage 1 of 1
- Catch 10 Pokémon – 10 Poké Balls
- Catch 25 Pokemon – 15 Super Balls
- Catch 25 Fire-type Pokémon – 20 Ultra Balls
- Catch 10 different species of Pokémon – encounter with Litleo
Rewards: 1000 Stardust, 1000 XP and an encounter with Espurr
“Lunar New Year: Friendship Challenge” quest steps in Pokémon Go
Lunar New Year: Friendship Challenge is the second timed research quest you can complete during the Lunar New Year 2022 event in Pokémon Go.
Like the quest above, the Friendship Challenge is a timed research quest, which means that if you want all the rewards, you need to complete it before the Lunar New Year event ends.
Keep in mind that the details below contain spoilersso if you want to be surprised, we suggest you skip this section.
Thanks to redwineandbeer from reddit for help with this info.
‘Lunar New Year: Friendship Challenge’ Stage 1 of 1
- Send 5 gifts and add a sticker to each – Blazing Encounter
- Trade 3 Pokémon with a friend – Corphish encounter
- Send 15 gifts to friends – Meet Darumaka
- Send Gifts 3 Days in a Row – Currently Unknown Encounter
Rewards: 1000 Stardust, 1000 XP and a currently unknown encounter
The Legacy Season continues in 2022, with the month-long Catch Challenge and an updated Go Battle League. In progress are the Arlo, Cliff, Sierra, and Giovanni counters. Major updates from the previous year include an increase in the level cap, the introduction of XL Candy, improvements to some XP sources, and the addition of Platinum Medals.
Lunar New Year Field Research Tasks in Pokémon Go
You can collect Lunar New Year event-exclusive Field Research tasks in Pokémon Go by spinning PokéStops or Gyms. These tasks can then be saved and completed at your leisure!
Here are the Lunar New Year Field Research Tasks:
- Catch 5 Pokemon reward – 25 Gyarados Mega Energy
- Catch 12 Pokemon reward – Darumaka encounter
- Win a raid reward – Espurr encounter
- Hatch an egg reward – Galarian Meowth or Alolan Meowth encounter
- Send 3 gifts Reward – Magikarp Encounter
- Send 3 gifts and add a sticker to each reward – Dating Litleo
- Trade a Pokemon reward – Espurr encounter
Thanks to SilphScience from reddit for help with this in formation.
Lunar New Year spawn and event bonuses in Pokemon Go
The Lunar New Year event has a number of friendship-related bonuses, including double Stardust from opening presents and an increased chance of becoming lucky friends, which you can take advantage of. You can also enjoy an additional special trade per day and an increased chance of receiving Lucky Pokemon from any trade.
2022 is the year of the tiger, which means that in Pokémon Go it is the year of Litleo and, to celebrate, the shiny form of this Pokémon has been released.
Litleo will appear more frequently in the wild, increasing your chances of finding this shiny, alongside the following Pokemon:
- Hisuian Voltorb
Litleo will also appear in one-star raids, as will Magikarp, Shinx, Darkumaka, and Espurr. Meanwhile, Charizard, Flareon, and Shuckle join the current three-star raid for the event, and in five-star raids Regirock will be available for battle. Mega Houndoom is also back in Mega Raids!
Finally, the 7 km egg pool has changed for Lunar New Year:
Lunar New Year event dates and times in Pokémon Go
The Lunar New Year event for 2022 runs from Tuesday, February 1 through Monday, February 7 at 8 p.m. (local time) in Pokémon Go.
It is important to note, however, that the additional special daily trading bonus will be available until Tuesday, February 8 at the following times:
- United Kingdom – 9 p.m. (GMT)
- Europe – 10pm (CEST)
- US East Coast – 4:00 p.m. (EST)
- US West Coast – 1pm (PST)
Hope you enjoy the Lunar New Year event!