Pokemon Go‘s Valentine’s Day event kicks off on February 14, developer Niantic has announced. As part of this year’s event, the Gen 5 Pokemon Munna and its evolved form, Musharna, will be available for the first time in Pokemon Go, and there will be various other Pokemon spawns and in-game bonuses.
Throughout the event, the following Pokemon will appear in the wild more frequently than usual:
- Nidoran (F)
- Nidoran (M)
On top of that, the following Pokemon will be hatching from 5 km eggs:
In addition, the Legendary Eon Pokemon Latios and Latias will both be available in five-star Raids again, and any Kirlia that you evolve into Gardevoir or Gallade during the event will know the previously Community Day-exclusive move Synchronoise. There will also be event-exclusive Field Research tasks that will lead to encounters with Ralts, Volbeat, Illumise, Alomomola, and Spinda with a heart pattern, as well as a Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge that will reward you with five Silver Pinap Berries, a Lucky Egg, and other items.
Finally, you’ll have an increased chance to become Lucky Friends with another player during the Valentine’s Day event, and Pokemon you receive in trades will have an increased chance of being Lucky. Niantic is also temporarily increasing trading distance to 40 km, and you’ll be more likely to get berries in gifts you receive from other players.
The Valentine’s Day event runs until 8 PM local time on February 18. You can read more details on the official Pokemon Go blog.
In the meantime, new Field Research tasks and rewards are now live in Pokemon Go, and the game’s Lunar New Year event kicks off on February 9. As part of that event, red-colored Pokemon like Krabby, Tepig, and Magmar will be appearing more frequently in the wild, and Mega Gyarados will make its debut in the game. Niantic is also hosting a big Pokemon Go Tour: Kanto event on February 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Pokemon Red and Green versions.
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