Pokémon GO Events: Lunar New Year and Minccino Limited Research

nIANTIC has presented two new events that will be available soon for all players. On the one hand we have the event of Lunar New Year 2020 for Pokémon GO, which until now has been an open secret. On the other hand, the limited research with Minccino, which will have said pokémon as the protagonist. We tell you all the details of both events below!

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Lunar New Year Event

The celebration for the arrival of Lunar new year in Pokémon GO it is the color red. This will cause Pokémon with that color to appear more regularly, as well as adding luck bonuses and the appearance of a Pokémon never seen before in the video game: Darumaka. This event will begin on January 24 at 10:00 p.m. CET and will end on February 3 at the same time.

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Its characteristics are as follows:

  • Red Pokémon: Charmeleon, Vulpix, Parasect, Voltorb, Jynx, Magmar, Magikarp, Flareon, Slugma, Wurmple, Corphish, Kricketot, and Foongus will appear wild more often.
  • You can find a Wild gyarados. Did we confirm Shiny Red Gyarados? We confirm.
  • Darumaka will leave the Eggs of 7 km: Some red Pokémon will appear when hatching 7 km Eggs, such as Shuckle and Foongus. Darumaka, the Pokémon Daruma, will debut in Pokémon GO during this egg event!
  • Chance to get Rare Candies in gifts.
  • Exchanges more frequently with friends to increase the probability of forming a lucky friendship.
  • When you trade a Pokémon, it will be more likely to turn into a Lucky Pokémon.
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Limited Minccino Research

The Year of the Rat should be celebrated with research to match, that’s why Niantic has presented a investigation with Minccino as protagonist. Additionally, Professor Willow has discovered that Minccino can evolve into Cinccino with exposure to a Unova Stone.


This investigation will take place on February 2, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Their characteristics are:

  • Field research: Research tasks ensure the meeting with the main pokémon.
  • Pokémon that fit the Year of the Rat theme will appear more frequently in the wild: Rattata, Raticate, Pikachu, Sandshrew, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Sentret, Marill, Zigzagoon, Plusle, Minun, Bidoof and Patrat.
  • Minccino in Eggs of 5 km: Minccino will appear more frequently when hatching 5km Eggs.
  • Shiny Minccino will be available.
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With these two events and all their characteristics, we wish you good luck. We remind you to be very careful whenever you play Pokémon GO and not to go where you should not. Remember that it is a video game and that you should not take risks in real life to get a pokémon.