Pokémon GO is still going strong, and has gotten many people to spend some real world Pokécash in process.
This year Niantic has really kicked the new content and events into overdrive, and this week they announced a new addition to the game. Lucky Pokémon is a new trait that Pokémon can randomly gain upon trade. The traded Pokémon will have a greater chance of acquiring the Lucky trait the longer the Pokémon has spends inside a Pokémon storage box.
Pokémon with the Lucky trait will require less stardust to power-up and will appear ‘sparkly’ in the Pokédex.
With the announcement comes news that sending gifts via the friend system will now receive XP, and a chance to receive stardust as a reward!
You can read the full press release from the Pokémon GO blog below!
Professor Willow has made an important new discovery about Pokémon! His findings suggest that Pokémon can take on a new trait when they are traded. The trait’s origin is a mystery, and you can experience it soon in Pokémon GO!
According to his research, there is a chance that Pokémon, when traded, can become sparkly Lucky Pokémon. It seems that Lucky Pokémon require less Stardust to power up, which means they can reach a higher CP much faster than other Pokémon. Plus, a Lucky Pokémon can be detected by the Pokédex, so you can keep track of them!
The longer the Pokémon spends inside a Trainer’s Pokémon storage, the higher the chance of them becoming Lucky Pokémon when they are traded. Whether or not being in storage causes Pokémon to become Lucky Pokémon remains a mystery, but be sure to stay posted for more results from the professor’s research.
With the discovery of Lucky Pokémon, Gifts also can include special new surprises. Trainers who send Gifts to friends will now receive XP for doing so and Gifts also have a chance of containing Stardust!
It’s time to begin a new journey with Lucky Pokémon! Share a photo of your new find with #LuckyPokemon on your preferred social media channels. Stay safe, and happy exploring!
—The Pokémon GO team