Pokemon Go's Darumaka Will Stick Around After the Lunar New Year Event

Pokemon Go's Darumaka Will Stick Around After the Lunar New Year Event

The New Year guest will be available after the festivities.

Pokemon Go's Lunar New Year event kicked off last Friday, January 24. The chances of obtaining one of the new creatures introduced for the event, Darumaka, was a bit too slim, but Niantic has a remedy for that.

Niantic revealed to our sister site Eurogamer that Darumaka would be sticking around after the Lunar New Year event in Pokemon Go is over. After the event wraps up, you'll be able to find Darumaka in the wild, as well as through hatching 10km Eggs.

Darumaka in Pokemon Sinnoh League Victors. | Nintendo

Right now during the event, Darumaka is only obtainable through hatching 7km Eggs. This might not sound like a big deal, but the issue is the 7km Eggs also contain a bunch of other Pokemon aside from Darumaka, including Shuckle, Foongus, Magikarp, and more, drastically decreasing the chances of players obtaining the brand new creature.

One of the big new features of the Lunar New Year event apparently wasn't activated properly when it first launched last Friday. Eurogamer also reports that the increased chances of getting Lucky Pokemon from trades, one of the big additions in for the event, wasn't activated for the first 24 hours when the event first kicked off. Developer Niantic shortly rectified the issue thereafter, and now the increased chances of Lucky Pokemon through trades are up and running.

Earlier this month, Niantic revealed Pokemon Go had its most successful year in 2019 since it first launched. It was reported that Niantic's game grossed around $894 million in player spending worldwide during 2019, outdoing the previous year by over $60 million.

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