2018 has been a pretty great year for Pokemon GO. We've seen new mythical pokemon, some awesome events, and even the introduction of trading. We've also seen the arrival of a whole new type of pokemon. Lucky Pokemon are intrinsically tied to the new trading features, and grant players some cool bonuses. To help you get your head around Lucky Pokemon, we've pulled together this Pokemon GO Lucky Pokemon Guide. It's got everything you need to know about Lucky Pokemon, including how to get them, what bonuses they grant, and more.
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Pokemon GO Lucky Pokemon
Lucky Pokemon arrived in Pokemon GO earlier this year. They're essentially alternate forms of regular pokemon that grant special trading bonuses. We've included everything you need about them below, including how to get Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO, and more.
What are Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO
After a brief tease recently, Niantic has fully revealed Lucky Pokemon. They are intrinsically linked to Trading, and offer trainers a pretty useful bonus. Here's all of the key details on Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO
- Lucky Pokemon are a new status, not a new form
- Lucky pokemon count will appear alongside caught and seen in the Pokedex
- Lucky pokemon will offer a reduced Stardust per level cost
- The discount can be up to 50%
- They can therefore reach a much higher CP faster than other pokemon
How to Get Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO
Lucky Pokemon have been in Pokemon GO for a while now. As such, we know a fair bit about how to get them. Apparently, the longer a pokemon has been in a Trainer's inventory, the higher the chance that they will be lucky. This has been confirmed by Niantic on Twitter.
Trainers, the longer a Pokémon spends inside a Trainer's Pokémon storage, the higher the chance of it becoming a Lucky Pokémon when traded. Share your discoveries with us by using #LuckyPokemon! pic.twitter.com/m18fEZby81Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 9, 2018
Alongside the addition of Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO, Niantic also announced that Trainers who send Gifts to friends will now receive XP for doing so and Gifts also have a chance of containing Stardust!
Pokemon GO Lucky Pokemon Release Date and Start Time
Lucky Pokemon are now live in pokemon GO. You should get a message when loading up the game. Regardless, you can start trading pokemon and trying to get Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO.
Pokemon GO Guaranteed Lucky Pokemon
Niantic recently revealed a guaranteed way to get yourself a Lucky Pokemon. It only works if you have less than 10 Lucky Pokemon so far and you need to have been playing the game since July 2016. If you meet these requirements, every lucky pokemon caught in August or July 2016 will turn lucky when traded.
Looking for more Lucky Pokémon? Luck is on your side, Trainers! Starting now, if either Trainer has received fewer than 10 Lucky Pokémon, trading a Pokémon caught in July or August 2016 will guarantee a Lucky Pokémon: https://t.co/saFG92dYX7 pic.twitter.com/jHqR0uqoKnPokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) September 5, 2018
That's all we know about Lucky Pokemon so far. As they start to roll out in the game, we'll be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime, head over to our Pokemon GO Alolan Guide for tips on how to get Alolan Raichu and Marowak. You can also head over to our Pokemon GO Eevee guide for tips on How to Evolve Eevee in Pokemon GO.