Pokemon GO Valentine’s Day 2021 – Research Tasks, Featured Pokemon and More
One of Pokemon GO's most famous events is right around the corner.
February 14 sees the beginning of another brand new event in Pokemon GO. Pokemon GO Valentine’s Day 2021 will see a range of featured Pokemon, new raid bosses, research tasks and more. Here is how the game’s latest event will shape up.
Pokemon GO Valentine’s Day 2021 start time and duration
Pokemon GO Valentine’s Day 2021 is due to kick off on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 1 pm local time. The event will run until Thursday, February 18 and will end at 8 pm local time.
Pokemon GO Valentine’s Day 2021 features
The event will contain lots for players to do over the running period.
In the wild, players will encounter a range of slightly more uncommon Pokemon on a more frequent basis. These Pokemon include Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc, Munna, Feebas and more. Players will also have a chance of encountering a Munna for the first time in the game. Munna can then be evolved into Musharna with enough candy and a Unova stone. Sadly this year, it doesn’t look like Niantic will be releasing any new shiny Pokemon.
Special Research tasks will also be available throughout the event. These will reward players with Pokemon encounters, including Ralts, Spinda with a heart pattern, Alomomola and more.
Alongside this, trainers can also complete a special Collection Challenge. Throughout the event, players will need to catch Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Espeon, Umbreon, Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc, Latias, Latios, and Alomomola to receive five Silver Pinap Berries, a Lucky Egg, an Egg Incubator and another notch on the illustrious Elite Collector Medal.
To honour Valentine’s Day, a range of related Pokemon will also be hatching from 5KM eggs. These include Eevee, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Luvdisc, Munna, Woobat, and Cottonee.
Valentine’s Day Raid Bosses
The Valentine’s Day event will usher in a host of changes to Pokemon GO Raid bosses.
One-star raids will now feature Ralts, Volbeat, Illumise, Feebas, Munna, and Espurr. Three-star Raids will include Togetic, Espeon, Umbreon, Gardevoir, Gallade, and Alomomola and Five-star raids will continue to consist of the Eon Pokemon Latios and Latias.
Mega Pidgeot, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Ampharos will remain available in Mega Raids throughout the event.
These Pokemon will be in raids until February 20, at 9 am local time.
Here’s some more lucky news, Trainers! As a part of our Lunar New Year event, Gyarados will be able to Mega Evolve for the first time in Pokémon GO! pic.twitter.com/eGMr4Pe0MH
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 4, 2021
Pokemon GO Valentine’s Day Bonuses
Throughout the event, players will continue to be able to take advantage of bonuses relating to friendship and trading. Gifts will contain extra Berries, the Lucky Friendship/Lucky Pokemon rates will be increased and the trade distance has been will also increase to 40km.