Lucky Wishes Research in Pokemon GO Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pokemon GO’s 2023 Lunar New Year Event!

Hello Trainers!

It’s time to embrace the spirit of the Lunar New Year in Pokemon GO! Get ready for an exciting event filled with amazing Pokemon encounters. During this celebration, Pokemon like Bunnelby and Buneary will be appearing more frequently in the wild. But that’s not all, Trainers can also look forward to encountering event-themed Pokemon in raids and hatching from Eggs. So, get your Poké Balls ready and let’s explore the wonders of this Lunar New Year event!

Wild Encounters

As you venture into the wild, you’ll notice some Pokemon making more frequent appearances:

  • Ponyta
  • Magmar
  • Magikarp
  • Slugma
  • Numel
  • Combee
  • Buneary
  • Fennekin
  • Bunnelby

If you’re lucky, you might even come across Pokemon like Flareon and Darumaka during your journey. Keep your eyes peeled for these special encounters!

Event Bonuses

To make this Lunar New Year event even more exciting, we have some fantastic bonuses for you:

  • Increased chance to encounter Shiny Darumaka: Shiny Pokemon are highly sought after, and during this event, your chances of finding a Shiny Darumaka will be significantly boosted!
  • Increased chance for Lucky Pokemon in trades: Increase your odds of receiving Lucky Pokemon while trading with your fellow Trainers. This is the perfect opportunity to expand your collection with some extra luck!
  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends: Strengthen your friendship bonds with other Trainers and increase your chances of becoming Lucky Friends. The stronger your friendship, the more fortunate you may become!
  • 2× Stardust from opening Gifts: Gifts are a wonderful way to connect with friends and receive valuable items. During the event, you’ll earn double the Stardust when opening Gifts, allowing you to power up your Pokemon even faster!
  • One additional Special Trade per day: Make the most out of your trades by enjoying one additional Special Trade per day. Maximize your trading opportunities and get those elusive Pokemon you’ve been searching for!

Timed Research: Lucky Wishes

Embark on a special Timed Research quest called “Lucky Wishes” and make your wishes come true. You’ll have the chance to choose a wish that revolves around hatching Eggs, the duration of Daily Adventure Incense, or collecting Stardust. Each path will unlock different bonuses and tasks, so choose wisely and enjoy the exclusive rewards that await you!

While completing the Lucky Wishes research, you’ll also have the opportunity to encounter Pokemon such as Magikarp, Azumarill, Combusken, Darumaka, Galarian Darumaka, and Bunnelby. It’s a marvelous way to strengthen your collection and add some unique Pokemon to your roster!


Keep an eye on your hatching Eggs! The following Pokemon will be hatching from 7 km Eggs:

  • Chingling
  • Riolu
  • Darumaka
  • Galarian Darumaka
  • Scraggy


Prepare for thrilling raid battles with the following Pokemon:

One-Star Raids

  • Hisuian Voltorb
  • Shinx
  • Darumaka
  • Galarian Darumaka

Three-Star Raids

  • Flareon
  • Shuckle
  • Blaziken
  • Druddigon
  • Diggersby

Five-Star Raids

  • Regice

Mega Raids

  • Mega Lopunny

Field Research Tasks

Engage in Field Research tasks and be rewarded with exciting encounters with Pokemon like Charmander, Paras, Cyndaquil, Torchic, Chimchar, Combee, Buneary, Tepig, Darumaka, Galarian Darumaka, Fennekin, Bunnelby, and Litten. Use your skills to complete the tasks and capture these special Pokemon!

Avatar Items and Stickers

Enhance your personal style with the following avatar items purchased from the in-game shop:

  • Red Lantern Backpack: The perfect accessory to celebrate the festive Lunar New Year event!

Remember to stay aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities while enjoying Pokemon GO. Keep an eye out for any changes in upcoming events. To stay up-to-date, follow us on social media, opt in to receive push notifications, and subscribe to our emails. We’re thrilled to bring you another exciting event!

—The Pokemon GO Team


As the Lunar New Year approaches, Pokemon GO trainers can expect an incredible celebration filled with thrilling encounters, bonuses, and exclusive Timed Research. From encountering rare Pokemon like Shiny Darumaka to embarking on a Lucky Wishes quest, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this event. Don’t miss the opportunity to hatch Eggs, participate in raids, complete Field Research tasks, and dress up your avatar with the festive Red Lantern Backpack. Remember to stay safe, keep an eye on your surroundings, and embrace the excitement of Pokemon GO’s Lunar New Year event!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How long will the Lunar New Year event last?

The Lunar New Year event will take place from Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, January 23, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time. Make the most of this limited-time celebration!

2. Can I encounter Shiny Darumaka after the event ends?

While the chances of encountering Shiny Darumaka are significantly increased during the event, there is still a possibility of finding it after the event concludes. However, the odds may be lower compared to during the event, so make sure to take advantage of the increased chances while it lasts!

3. How many Special Trades can I make per day during the event?

During the Lunar New Year event, you will be able to make one additional Special Trade per day, allowing a maximum of two Special Trades per day. Make use of these extra opportunities to trade and expand your Pokemon collection!

4. Can I unlock all the bonuses in the Lucky Wishes Timed Research?

No, you will need to pick one path in the Lucky Wishes Timed Research quest. Each path grants different bonuses and tasks related to hatching Eggs, the duration of Daily Adventure Incense, or collecting Stardust. Choose the wish that aligns with your gameplay preferences and enjoy the unique rewards associated with your chosen path!

5. Can I still purchase the avatar items after the event ends?

Yes, the newly introduced avatar item, Red Lantern Backpack, will be available for purchase during the event and will continue to be available even after the event ends. Show off your festive spirit with this stylish celebration accessory!

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