Niantic has just announced a major update for the Lucky Pokemon system! According to the official blog post, Professor Willow has made two big discoveries in regards to the Lucky Pokemon. Hence, now trades that result in Lucky Pokémon are more beneficial to both Trainers! You might be wondering what are Lucky Pokémon and how you can catch them, right?

What are Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon Go? And How to Get Lucky Pokémon?

So, let me tell you that Lucky Pokémon is a special status, separate to Forms or Shinies, that Pokémon can have attached to them.

  • If you trade a Pokemon that was caught between July 2016 – August 2016, it is guaranteed to become a Lucky Pokemon. It will work only if both trade participants have received less than 10 Lucky Pokemon so far.
  • Traded Pokemon that become Lucky will be more powerful – it seems that the old 10/10/10 IV floor for Lucky Pokemon will be raised. New IV floor unknown at the moment of writing this article.

If the Pokémon are from when the game launched in 2016, your chances of them being Lucky will be much higher than if they were caught this year. If they are caught at different times, it’s suspected the game will take the average age of both creatures in the trade as the calculation, as either both will or won’t be Lucky together.

What’s more about Lucky Pokémon?

Lucky Pokemon still require less Stardust to power up and require trading to obtain. Early reports mention a 12/12/12 IV floor, which would make Lucky Pokemon the easiest way to obtain a high IV Pokemon in the game.

If you and your friends have received 10 or more Lucky Pokémon, the guarantee won’t be in effect, so keep that in mind. Now is the perfect time to bring old friends back to Pokémon GO and work together to complete your Kanto Pokédex!

So, are you ready to hunt down Lucky Pokémon? Once after getting the first Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon Go, please share the screenshot with us. We will feel happy for you guys. Want to ask anything else related to the Lucky Pokémon? Don’t hesitate to ask us through comments.