annual Valentine's Day celebration is now underway. The event runs until Feb. 14 and introduces a new fairy-type Pokemon to the game, along with various in-game bonuses and themed challenges to complete. Here's everything you need to know about the event.
Pokemon Go's Valentine's Day event begins at 10 a.m. local time on Feb. 10 and runs until 8 p.m. local time on Feb. 14.
As part of the Valentine's Day event, the fairy-type Pokemon Flabébé and its evolved forms, Floette and Florges, are making their Pokemon Go debut. The Pokemon will be available in five different colors, some of which will be exclusive to a specific region of the world. You can see where each color will appear below:
- Red - Europe, Middle East, Africa
- Yellow - Americas
- Orange - all regions
- Blue - Asia-Pacific
- White - all regions
In addition, players will be able to change Furfrou into its Heart Trim form for the first time during the event, and the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild and raid battles:
- Furfrou (Natural Form)
On top of the increased Pokemon spawns, a few in-game bonuses will be active throughout the Valentine's Day event. You'll earn twice the usual amount of candy for catching Pokemon, and Lure Modules you use will last for twice as long as normal. Finally, your buddy Pokemon will bring you items more frequently.
In addition to the bonuses, a few new avatar items will be added during the Valentine's Day event. Players will be able to purchase a new Flabébé shirt, shorts, hairpin and socks from the game's Style Shop. You can also receive new themed stickers from gifts.
There are a lot of other events happening in Pokemon Go this month, including February's Community Day and the Johto Tour. You can see what else is going on in the game over the next few weeks in our February events roundup.