Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO are special Pokemon that have an easier time improving their stats. Here's how you can get your own lucky Pokemon.
Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon Go: What are They?
Lucky Pokemon can really only be obtained by luck. When trading Pokemon with another player, there is a chance that the Pokemon can become lucky. This means that the Stardust required for powering the Pokemon will be reduced by 50%, meaning that these Pokemon can reach higher CP much faster than a normal Pokemon could.
Furthermore, it's important to note that the longer a Pokemon has been in your possession, the greater the chance will be that it will become a lucky Pokemon when traded. Lucky Pokemon also have a sparkling effect on the Pokedex that will extend to the entries before and after it.
Lucky Pokemon also have a green label below their name, which indicates that they are lucky.
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