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Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Lucky Trade: Everything You Need to Know

Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Lucky Trade is great way to get Lucky Pokémon.
Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Lucky Trade is great way to get Lucky Pokémon. | Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Lucky Trade is a way to get more easily get Lucky Pokémon. Here's how to take advantage of the Lucky Trade this Lunar New Year.

Pokémon GO Lunar New Year Lucky Trade: Everything You Need to Know

Until Feb. 14, Pokémon you trade will have an increased chance to become a Lucky Pokémon. Normally, there is a small chance for a Pokémon to be Lucky when traded, with a higher rate the longer you've held onto the Pokémon before trading.

According to The Silph Road, Pokémon normally have a 5% chance to be lucky when trading two new Pokémon. They've found that the rate has been increased to about 10% during the Lunar New Year event.

The event will also increase the chance of becoming Lucky Friends with someone. When you become a Lucky Friend, the next Pokémon you trade with each other will both become Lucky. The Silph Road estimates that there is a 3% chance become Lucky Friends during the event.

These Pokémon have a minimum of 12 IVs in each stat and cost half the amount of Stardust to power up. Lucky Pokémon will be quicker to level up to their max CP. You'll know a Pokémon is Lucky if it has a bubble sparkle background. Their Pokédex entries will also be blue instead of purple.