Valentine's Day event guide - 2017
The Pokémon GO Valentine's Day celebration runs from February 8th - February 15th 2017 bringing:
- an increase in finding pink Pokémon (such as Chansey, Clefairy, and Jigglypuff).
- a six-hour duration on all lures, increased from the usual 30 minutes.
- double the amount of candy that you'll receive from catching, hatching, and transfering Pokémon.
- higher hatch rates for the baby Pokémon: Smoochum, Cleffa and Igglybuff.
More pink Pokémon
During the Valentine's Day event, there will be an increased number of pink Pokémon spawning:
|Exeggcute||Exeggutor is a very effective grass attacker vs. the common defender Vaporeon|
|Chansey||Evolves into Blissey which is shaping up to be an extremely good defender once Gen 2 is released.|
|Lickitung||Now's your best chance to collect these two extremely rare Pokémon.|
Lures are now lasting for a total of 6 hours whilst the event is active - expect to see a lot more active lures in cities now!
You'll receive double candy for all actions in-game whilst the event is running:
- catching a Pokémon will give you 6 candy
- transferring a Pokémon will give you 2 candy
- hatching a Pokémon will give you double the usual amount
This means that every Pokémon that you catch, and then trade, will net you a total of 8 candies. This means that with some Pokémon (Pidgey and others) only requiring 12 candy to evolve, you'll be able to evolve a whole lot of them with very few catches - expecially useful if you're planning to stock them up and then mass-evolve with the Lucky Egg.
Baby hatch rates
You will be more likely to hatch the following Pokémon from eggs whilst the event is running:
This applies to the eggs that you pick up during the event: the Pokémon inside an egg is determined when you collect it from a PokéStop, so you will still have an increased chance of hatching these Pokémon after the event has finished, so long as you collected the egg during the event.
Preparing for Gen 2 Pokémon
If you're looking to get ahead and use this event as a chance to get ready for the release of all Generation 2 Pokémon, you'll want to keep an eye out for: