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How to Catch a Shiny Litleo in Pokémon GO

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO’s 2022 Lunar New Year event
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Pokémon GO’s 2022 Lunar New Year event / Niantic Labs

For seven days, Pokémon Go trainers will see Shiny Litleo make its debut in the game for the Lunar New Year event.

In a blog post announcing Litleo's arrival, the Pokémon team wrote, "It’s time to celebrate Lunar New Year! Running at the front of the pack during the event is Litleo! If you’re lucky, you just might run into a Shiny Litleo for the first time in Pokémon GO!"

How to Catch a Shiny Litleo in Pokémon GO

The Lunar New Year event takes place from Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time to Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Players will have their first chance to catch a Shiny Litleo for the next week during the Lunar New Year celebration.

Those who took part in the Spotlight Hour will have more of a chance to catch Litleo during it. Despite this, players can have an increased chance throughout the week to catch the newest Shiny introduced to the game.

That's not the only way to catch Litleo. The Shiny Pokémon will be included as a reward for completing a certain task during the event.

Not only that, but players can take part in the event bonuses, listed below:

1. Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades

2. Increased chance to become Lucky Friends

3. Double Stardust from opening Gifts

4. 1 extra special trade per day*

*Active from Monday, January 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (–8 GMT).