Pokémon Go – Lucky Friends and Lucky Pokémon – how to get Lucky Friends and Lucky Pokémon
The Lucky Pokémon of Pokémon Go (or Lucky Pokémon) are another type of Pokémon that you can get in the game – along with Shinies and shapes like the Alolan Pokémon.
Although the types listed above only fill your Pokédex, the status of Lucky Pokémon (or Lucky Pokémon) also has a direct benefit – allowing power to be made up for this creature at a much lower cost of Stardust when compared to normal Pokémon.
Meanwhile, there is the addition of Lucky friends, which works as another way to send and receive Lucky Pokémon.
How to get Lucky Friends in Pokémon Go
Lucky Friends is a special friendship statute that guarantees you a Lucky Pokémon.
Becoming Lucky Friends in Pokémon Go works as follows:
- There is a possibility of being Lucky Friends when you are Best Friends with someone.
- When you are Lucky Friends with someone, the next exchange you make will make the two become Lucky Pokémon (or Lucky Pokémon).
- You can become Lucky Friends with someone by performing the following actions – opening a Gift, joining efforts in Raids or Gym battles, or participating in a Trainer Battle (essentially, doing anything that would result in increasing the Friendship Level).
- If you are successful, the game will notify you that you are Lucky Friends, and that information will be available on your Friends list.
- Once the exchange is complete, they will both return to the normal “Best Friends” level.
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Other things you should know about Lucky Friends include:
It is possible to have more than one Lucky Friend. Source: blackpudding2000 on reddit
- You can become Lucky Friends with a Best Friend more than once, although it cannot be more than once a day.
- The odds of becoming Lucky Friends, at least in the beginning, appear to be 5% according to reddit.
- Lucky Friends status appears to last all the time until the next exchange – so keep sending and receiving gifts or participating in Trainer Battles until you meet again to make an exchange. It will not expire that day.
- It is possible to have more than one Lucky Friend active at the same time. (Thanks to blackpudding2000 on reddit for confirmation).
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What are Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon Go?
Lucky Pokémon (or Lucky Pokémon) is a special status, separate from that of Forms or Shinies, which can be associated with Pokémon.
If a Pokémon is Lucky, then the amount of Stardust needed to power up is reduced by 50%. This feature is very useful since Stardust is one of the game’s scarce resources, especially when playing at higher levels, allowing creatures to reach a higher CP at minimal cost.
Additionally, the number of Lucky Pokémon you captured will appear on the Pokédex (along with the ‘visas’ and ‘captured’), as well as the Pokémon statistics screen, with a unique background.
How to get Lucky Pokémon in Pokémon Go
Lucky Pokémon (or Lucky Pokémon) come from the Trading feature. When you make a Trade, there is a chance that both creatures will get Lucky status at the end of the process.
The success rate is not known, but the longer the Pokémon has been stored – in other words, the longer the Pokémon has – the greater the chances of it becoming Lucky at the end of the exchange.
So, if the Pokémon was captured when the game launched in 2016, then the odds of it being Lucky will be higher than if it was captured this year. (The probability can be 100% – read the next section to find out how.)
If they are captured at different times, it is suspected that the game averages between the two creatures in the exchange, as both will be Lucky or not together.
However, this does not mean that a Pokémon just captured cannot be Lucky – members of the community have been successful in exchanging recent catches. But the older the better, and having said that, you want your odds to be as high as possible.
How to get Lucky Pokémon guaranteed in Pokémon Go
In September 2018, Niantic made some changes in order to increase your chances of getting Lucky Pokémon.
If you found less than 10 Lucky Pokémon, then a Pokémon in your inventory that was captured between July and August 2016 (in other words, when the game was released) will have a 100% chance of becoming Lucky after the exchange.
To clarify, if any of the trainers had less than 10, then both creatures in the exchange will be Lucky. So, in theory, even if you have more than 10, you can continue to get Lucky Pokémon guaranteed if you meet other trainers under 10. Thanks to the reddit Silph Road for the clarification!
It should also be noted that, as part of this change, all Lucky Pokémon (or Lucky Pokémon) statistics have now become stronger. Previously, they started at the 10/10/10 level and have now moved up to 12/12/12 (the highest you can catch is 15/15/15).
Otherwise, the other method is to become Lucky Friends with the player you are going to trade with.
Other information you need to know about Lucky Pokémon
There are other small details you should know about Lucky Pokémon (or Lucky Pokémon):
- Lucky Pokémon have high IVs, starting on 12/12/12 for HP, Defense and Attack. This means that you can make a less powerful Pokémon a very competitive creature!
- There seems to be no limit on the amount of Lucky Pokémon (or Lucky Pokémon) you can get in one day. Originally, it was thought that there was, but according to Silph Road, the limit was removed or the information was incorrect.
- Searching ‘Lucky’ in your Pokémon collection will reveal your creatures (thanks to @ScubaSkeet on Twitter for confirmation!)
- Lucky Pokémon can also be Shiny, Shadow and Purified.