Pokemon GO February 2021 – What Events Are Still to Come?
Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day and the Kanto Tour still remain in a jam-packed February.
As February’s Roselia Community Day starts to come to a close around the world, players are left wondering what’s still to come this month. Thankfully, the answer is a lot. There’s the usual Spotlight hours, a range of smaller events and one or two bigger ones. So let’s take a look at the remaining Pokemon GO February 2021 schedule.
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Pokemon GO February 2021 Spotlight Hours/Raids
So, while we’ve already had the Ekans spotlight hour, there are still three to go. On February 9, Miltank is in the spotlight. February 16, is Luvdisc and then on February 23 everybody’s favourite, Pikachu, steps into the spotlight. Each spotlight hour takes place on a Tuesday, at 6:00 pm local time.
Alongside the Spotlight Hours, there’s a lot of raid changes coming throughout the rest of this month. In terms of Mega Raids, Mega Venusaur, Mega Ampharos, and Mega Houndoom are available until February 9. Then, Mega Pigeot and a debuting Mega Gyarados take the place of Houndoom and Venusaur. Following that, Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Blastoise will be available from February 20 – March 1.
February also sees five-star raids shaken up a few times. Suicune is replaced by Latios and Latias on March 9, before they are replaced on February 20. Their replacements? None other than Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo, who remain available through until March 1.
Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day events
March 9 sees Pokemon GO usher in the Lunar New Year. In this event, red Pokemon will be more prevalent. Pokemon such as Krabby, Goldeen, Magmar, Magikarp, Miltank, Meditite and Tepig will be more common in the wild. There will also be a range of exclusive field research tasks, new raid Pokemon and a variety of new Pokemon hatching from 5KM eggs. It is also the first time the aforementioned Mega Gyarados will be available in raids. This event runs until February 14.
Then, as the Lunar New Year event finishes, the yearly Valentine’s Day one begins. While little has been shared about this event, based on previous years, you can expect a range of pink Pokemon to become more common. Niantic does also tease that some Pokemon will be “making their Pokemon GO debut”.
Trainers, get ready for the Pokémon GO Lunar New Year event, featuring red Pokémon! In celebration of the Year of the Ox, you’ll be able to complete Timed Research featuring Tauros, the Wild Bull Pokémon! Are you red-y?
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Pokemon GO Kanto Tour
Arguably the crown jewel of Pokemon GO’s February events is the Kanto Tour. This ticketed event has a higher cost than usual events but brings a wealth of excitement. Players will pick between Red and Green, just like the original games, and will have the opportunity to catch all Pokemon from the Kanto region in their shiny forms. This includes Shiny Mew!
🔴 Need another reason to choose Red Version for the upcoming #PokemonGOTour: Kanto event? We’ll give you six! Ekans, Oddish, Mankey, Growlithe, Scyther, and Electabuzz will be attracted to Incense! 🔴 pic.twitter.com/9QkEcdSL7q
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