New Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day 2023 branching Timed Research called Lovely Wishes grants players extra XP for catching Pokémon, extra Candy for catching Pokémon, or increased duration of Daily Adventure Incense

Niantic has announced a brand-new event for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Charm is in the air–celebrate with Pokémon GO’s Valentine’s Day 2023 event and Luvdisc Limited Research Day!

Charm is in the air–celebrate with Pokémon GO’s Valentine’s Day 2023 event and Luvdisc Limited Research Day!

Trainers,

Are you ready for fun this Valentine’s Day? We have some sweet treats in store for you! Mega Gardevoir will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids, and, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Frillish and Shiny Tapu Lele—if you’re lucky!

Read on for more details!

Valentine’s Day Event

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Mega Gardevoir Debuts

Mega Gardevoir will make its Pokémon GO debut in Mega Raids!

Mega Gardevoir
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Event Bonuses

 
2× Stardust from opening Gifts.
Lure Modules activated during the event will last for two hours.

Timed Research: Lovely Wishes

Trainers will be able to access branching Timed Research that grants their wish for a bonus that either awards extra XP for catching Pokémon, awards extra Candy for catching Pokémon, or increases the duration of Daily Adventure Incense.

The path you choose will determine which bonuses and tasks you have for the event!

No matter which wish you pick, all Trainers who complete the research will receive items and have the opportunity to encounter Frillish!

Frillish
Frillish
Frillish
Frillish

A Global Valentine’s Challenge!

Available from Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. PST.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a global challenge will take place throughout the event! Work with other Trainers around the world by sending Gifts to your friends. If Trainers send enough Gifts, they’ll unlock a bonus for all Trainers for the remainder of the event!

Global Challenge Bonus: 3× Transfer Candy for the remainder of the event

Global Challenge Bonus: 2× Transfer Candy XL for Trainers level 31 and up for the remainder of the event

Global Challenge Goal: Send 100,000,000 Gifts

Form Change Available

For the duration of the Valentine’s Day event, you’ll be able to change your Natural Form Furfrou to Heart Trim Furfrou!

Heart Trim Furfrou

Follow these steps to change Furfrou’s Trim.

  • Furfrou begins in its Natural Form.
  • Select Furfrou in your Pokémon storage, and then tap the Change Form button to bring up a menu that lists the available Trims.
  • Select your preferred Trim.
  • Changing your Furfrou from one Trim to any other Trim will cost 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Also, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Frillish—if you’re lucky!

Flabébé with differently colored flowers will be appearing in the wild depending on where you are in the world:

  • Red Flower Flabébé: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Americas

Some Trainers might even encounter White Flower Flabébé and Orange Flower Flabébé, no matter what region they’re in.

Nidoran♀
Nidoran♀
Nidoran♂
Nidoran♂
Skitty
Skitty
Volbeat
Volbeat
Illumise
Illumise
Woobat
Woobat
Frillish
Frillish
Red Flower Flabébé
Red Flower Flabébé
Blue Flower Flabébé
Blue Flower Flabébé
Yellow Flower Flabébé
Yellow Flower Flabébé
Natural Form Furfrou
Natural Form Furfrou
Morelull
Morelull
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
Chansey
Chansey
Audino
Audino
Alomomola
Alomomola
White Flower Flabébé
White Flower Flabébé
Orange Flower Flabébé
Orange Flower Flabébé
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Eggs

The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Frillish hatched from these Eggs will also have a greater chance of being Shiny than Frillish found in the wild or through Field Research.

 
Lickitung
Lickitung
Smoochum
Smoochum
Happiny
Happiny
Frillish
Frillish
Frillish
Frillish
Alomomola
Alomomola
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Raids

The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

one-star eggOne-Star Raids
Chansey
Chansey
Shinx
Shinx
Natural Form Furfrou
Natural Form Furfrou
Espurr
Espurr
Three-Star Raids
Nidoqueen
Nidoqueen
Nidoking
Nidoking
Lickitung
Lickitung
Miltank
Miltank
Gallade
Gallade
Five-Star Raids
Tapu Lele
Tapu Lele
Mega Raids
Mega Gardevoir
Mega Gardevoir
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Field Research tasks

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available!

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks!

Pikachu
Eevee
Eevee
Ralts
Ralts
Luvdisc
Luvdisc
Hippopotas
Hippopotas
Frillish
Frillish
Frillish
Frillish
Litleo
Litleo
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
Chansey
Chansey
Spinda with a heart pattern
Spinda with a heart pattern
Combee
Combee
Audino
Audino
Alomomola
Alomomola
Morelull
Morelull

Avatar items and stickers

The following new avatar items will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

You’ll be able to get event-themed stickers by spinning PokéStops, opening Gifts, and purchasing them from the in-game shop.

Frillish Top
Frillish Glasses

 

Luvdisc Limited Research Day

Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time

Featured Pokémon

Limited Field Research tasks will be available when you spin Photo Discs at PokéStops. Complete them to encounter Luvdisc!

You’ll also have an increased chance of encountering Shiny Luvdisc!

Luvdisc
Luvdisc

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Lickitung
Lickitung
Miltank
Miltank
Lileep
Lileep
Feebas
Feebas
Spritzee
Spritzee
Fomantis
Fomantis
Some Trainers might even encounter the following!
Alomomola
Alomomola
If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny one!

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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