Blog - February 5, 2024

Pokémon Go Lunar New Year Dragon Unleashing Research Guide: All Missions, Rewards, and Challenges

Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed is a classic this year Pokémon Go event with new Dragon-themed features. That includes new Global Challenges, more Field Research, and additional paid Timed Research filled with rare Dragon-type Pokémon.

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With Drampa’s first appearance in Global Challenges with unique unlocks to earn, Pokémon players have from February 5 at 10 a.m. local time to February 11 at 8 p.m. local time to take advantage of all the Lunar New Year bonuses. The research this time around is varied but completely divided between paid research and Field Research—so if you want to see each section of content in full, here’s a guide to both.

Table of contents

  • All Pokémon Go Lunar New Year: Unleash the Dragon paid Quests and timed research rewards
  • All Pokémon Go Lunar New Year: Dragons Field Research Quests and Rewards
  • How to Complete Pokémon Go Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed Global Challenge: All Bounties
  • All Pokémon Go Lunar New Year: Unleash the Dragon Paid Quests and timed research rewards

    Drampa stands out in Pokemon Go's 2024 Lunar New Year event.Image via Niantic

    For this event-specific Timed Study, you need to get it a $2 ticket from the in-game store. This will unlock all available research until February 11 at 8pm local time, when it will end with the Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed event.

    Lunar New Year: The Dragon Appears Chronological Research page one

    • Powers up five Dragon-type Pokémon
      • Wagon Encounter
    • Spin 10 PokéStops or gyms
      • encounter with Axew
    • Catch 15 Dragon-type Pokémon
      • Skrelp meeting

    Total reward: Two lucky eggs, 2,000 Stardust and 4,000 XP

    Lunar New Year: Dragon’s appearance is timed Study page two

    • Powers up five Dragon-type Pokémon
      • Gible Encounter
    • Evolve Dragon-type Pokémon
      • Silly encounter
    • Increases the power of 10 Dragon-type Pokémon
      • Encounter with Deino
    • Evolve three Dragon-type Pokémon
      • Encounter with Jangmo-o
    • Increases the power of 15 Dragon-type Pokémon
      • The encounter with the camera

    Total rewards: Drampa encounter, 4,000 Stardust and 8,000 XP

    All Pokémon Go Lunar New Year: Unleash dragon field research quests and rewards

    Research missionPotential rewardsCatch 10 PokémonTrapinch encounters
    Swablu EncounterMake three great throws Darumaka encounterMake an excellent throwGible encounterWin a raid Dratini encounter
    Encounter with Deino
    Silly EncountersWin three Druddigon Encounter raids
    The encounter with the camera
    Drampa Encounter Powers up five Skrelp Dragon-type Pokémon encounters
    Tyrant EncounterSpin five PokéStops or GymsFive Poké Balls
    Five big balls

    How to complete Pokémon Go Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed Global Challenge: All bonuses

    During the Lunar New Year: Dragons Unleashed event Niantic is running Global Challenges that can unlock additional features and encounters.

    Faculty around the world will need to work together and make a total of 1,000,000,000 good throws at any point before the end of the event on February 11. If that goal is reached, Niantic will set three different live bonuses for the duration of the event after the Global Challenge is completed. Including:

    • Featured attacks
      • Certain featured Pokémon will learn new attacks after evolving. A total of six featured moves were introduced: two Earth-type moves, one Fairy-type move, one Dragon-type move, and one Normal type move.
    • Wild encounter
      • Seven additional Pokémon will begin appearing in the wild with increased encounter rates. Six of them can also be shiny.
    • Additional raids
      • Two additional Pokémon will appear in event raids; one in one-star raids and one in three-star raids.

    Don’t forget to complete your Time Travels Special Research before the season ends at the end of February.