Pokemon Go has just recently released the Lucky Pokemon feature to the game. Unlike the normal Pokemon, Lucky Pokemon have different characteristics after traded such as lesser Stardust required when powering up and sparkling effect.
Before this new update was released, getting a Lucky Pokemon from a trade is random. But now, Niantic has confirmed that the new release will now guarantee players to receive a Lucky Pokemon in Pokemon GO. So how does it work?
Players who have less than 10 Lucky Pokemon can trade a Pokemon that has been in their inventory since August 2016, and as a result, the receiver will receive a Lucky Pokemon. In addition, the developer has also confirmed that the newly traded Lucky Pokemon will be able to become more powerful.
As of now, the current and highest IV’s are 10/10/10 but who knows? The next power up for Lucky Pokemon may be greater than the current stats.
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How many Lucky Pokémon do you have so far? Professor Willow has unearthed another discovery related to the nature of Lucky Pokémon, and now trades that result in Lucky Pokémon are more beneficial to both Trainers!
The nature of Lucky Pokémon remains the same: the more time a Pokémon spends in a Trainer’s Pokémon storage, the higher its chance of becoming a Lucky Pokémon when traded. Starting now, if you trade a Pokémon that has spent time in a Trainer’s Pokémon storage since July 2016 to August 2016, it is guaranteed to become a Lucky Pokémon!
Plus, Lucky Pokémon that result from a trade will be more powerful than ever before! Lucky Pokémon will still require less Stardust to power up, so your new Lucky Pokémon can quickly become much stronger!
If you and your friend 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!