If you’re still playing Pokémon GO, you’ll be happy to know that in the latest update, easy-to-level Lucky Pokémon have been introduced. Unlike Shiny Pokémon, Lucky Pokémon do not appear any different to their average counterpart, however, the background will sparkle when you look at your Lucky Pokémon in your collection.
Lucky Pokémon are quite interesting for the fact that they’re new to Pokémon GO and have not appeared in other games like Shinies have done. To get a Lucky Pokémon you have to trade a normal Pokémon and there’s a chance they’ll become Lucky, in fact it is similar to how traded Pokémon in the classic games got boosted XP if they were traded from someone else.
Explaining how to increase your chances of getting a Lucky Pokémon, Niantic says:
“Professor Willow has made an important new discovery about Pokémon! … 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.”
The announcement, continues on to say that Gifts have also been changed somewhat:
“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!”
Other changes in this release include the ability to give friends nicknames so you can more easily identify them, and you’ll also have the ability to delete unwanted gifts from your inventory.
Let us know below if you play the game and have managed to acquire a Lucky Pokémon.