Pokemon Go Lunar New Year Event February 2019

Update: The Pokemon Go Lunar New Year event has been announced. For more details, please see this link.

Previous Story: Trainers, Chinese New Year is right around the corner and this year 2019 would be the Year of the Pig and we expect to see a new Lunar New Year 2019 event in Pokemon Go on February 5 featuring pig-like Pokemon, their shiny forms and new bonuses.

If you pay a closer attention at the new loading screen in Pokemon Go you would see 3 pig-based Pokemon, Swinub, Spoink and Grumpig, and this could be a tease from Niantic for a new event, this time the Lunar New Year. This would also be a perfect time for them to release a new wave of Gen 4 Pokemon and celebrate the Chinese New Year 2019 at the same time.

Pretty much everyone expected to see Mamoswine during the last Pokemon Go Holiday Event as this is Ice/Ground Type Gen 4 Pokemon, but it definitely looks like Niantic delayed Swinub’s last evolution most likely for the Lunar New Year 2019 event.

Last year’s Lunar New Year event started on February 15-February 17, featuring dog-like Pokemon as it was the Year of the Dog. During the short 2-day event, Poochyena, Growlithe, Snubbul, Eevee and Electrike spawn rate was increased, we had a chance to receive bonus Stardust and Niantic released shiny Poochyena in the wild. If we follow last year’s event, get ready for Pig-Based Pokemon Go event next month.

In addition, collect as many high IV Swinub as you can, stock up on Sinnoh Stones, as Mamoswine might require one before evolving from Piloswine.

The first day of the Lunar New Year will be on Tuesday, February 5, initiating the Year of the Pig.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hello everyone! My name is Dejan, but you can call me Mr.D. I enjoy all video games, especially Apex Legends, Pokemon Go, and Spider-Man. A husband and father of two who also goes to the gym often and does Crossfit. I got inspiration for gaming exactly 8 years ago, and I've been writing gaming news for 7 years. I hope that you will find all the answers to your questions regarding gaming on our site. Stay healthy, and love each other!

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