The New Year has started in real life and in Pokemon Go — the augmented reality game developed Niantic, that is endorsed by Google, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company. Specific kinds of Pokemon will spawn more often in Pokemon Go. We’re entering the Year of the Pig in line with the Chinese calendar which has its effect in Pokemon Go as well. The Lunar New Year event in Pokemon Go means you will be able to catch 12 Pokemon in the wild. One of these is Spoink, the Pokemon which resembles a pig, and the developers say that there is a higher chance of encountering a Shiny Spoink from the wild too.
Shiny Pokemon are just like normal Pokemon, except that they have a different colour. Catching these is difficult since Shiny Pokemon are incredibly rare.
Eagle-eyed Pokemon Go players would have spotted these Pokemon correspond to the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Since we are entering the Year of the Pig Based on the Chinese calendar, Spoink is the Pokemon that is at the spotlight throughout the Lunar New Year Event at Pokemon Go.
You will also earn twice the amount of XP for grabbing and evolving Pokemon during the Lunar New Year Event in Pokemon Go. You’ll also have a higher prospect of your Pokemon turning into a Lucky Pokemon when you exchange it.