Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New year 2019 is going to be the year of the pig and to mark the event Pokemon Go has launched a Lunar New Year event which is related to the Chinese Zodiac Symbols. Starting today, it will go on till February 13th. It has 12 different Pokemon which are symbolic to the 12 zodiac symbols of the astrology. So players will see an increased spawn equivalent to the Chinese zodiac. 'Pokemon' Grandpa in Taiwan: 70-Year-Old Plays Pokemon Go On 15 Cellphones at a Time!
Players will get to see more of Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Electabuzz, Ponyta, Dratini, Mareep, Miltank, Torchic, Poochyena, Spoink, and Buneary. Along with that, there will also be a double XP for catching and evolving that particular Pokemon. Players can also get a lucky Pokemon after they make a trade move. The developers have thus added a task which focuses on the trading of Pokemon with the other trainers that are playing. There will be special bonuses added for trading and it is in a way associated with good luck and prosperity around the lunar new year. Pokémon Go Players Are Confused! New Mysterious Nut Head Creature Appears in the Game; View Pics.
Happy #LunarNewYear, Trainers! To celebrate, we’re bringing back our Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event! This time, we’re spotlighting 12 Pokémon, beginning February 4 at 1 p.m. PST. https://t.co/ZnnbQN11Eg pic.twitter.com/JLgYymeSZX
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 4, 2019