The New Year has started in real life and at Pokemon Move — the augmented reality game created Niantic, that will be backed by Google, Nintendo, and The Pokemon Company. Certain types of Pokemon will spawn more frequently in Pokemon Go. We are entering the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese calendar and that has its effect in Pokemon Proceed as well. The Lunar New Year event in Pokemon Go means that you will have the ability to catch 12 Pokemon in the wild. One of them is Spoink, the Pokemon which looks like a pig, and the programmers say that there is a greater chance of falling a Shiny Spoink in the wild also.
Shiny Pokemon are just like normal Pokemon, except they have another colour. Catching these is difficult since Shiny Pokemon are amazingly rare.
Eagle-eyed Pokemon Go players would’ve 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 your Pokemon that is at the spotlight throughout the Lunar New Year Event at Pokemon Go.
You’ll Also earn double the Quantity of XP for catching and evolving Pokemon during the Lunar New Year Event at Pokemon Go. You will also have a higher prospect of your Pokemon turning into a Lucky Pokemon when you exchange it. The Lunar New Year event in Pokemon Move continues till 1pm PST on February 13, which will be 2.30am IST on February 14.