Pokemon GO has had only a short break from its last holiday event. Now, trainers can help Niantic Labs celebrate Valentine’s Day! Just like the times before, Niantic has pulled out all the stops. There are plenty of great rewards and incentives for players right now. Don’t believe me? Check out the official holiday announcement below.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we couldn’t think of a sweeter time to double the amount of Candy you’ll earn every time you catch, hatch, and transfer Pokémon. Your Buddy Pokémon is also getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit and will find Candy twice as fast!
Throughout the celebration, you’ll notice that Chansey, Clefable, and many other adorable pink Pokémon will be encountered more frequently in the wild. Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will also be more likely to hatch from Eggs. And to help you paint your town pink this Valentine’s Day, Lure Modules will last for six hours for the entire duration of the event.
This limited-time celebration will only be available from 11:00 A.M. PST on February 8, 2017, to 11:00 A.M. PST on February 15, 2017, so grab your valentine, get out, and explore the world around you!
—The Pokémon GO team
That’s right. When I said “right now,” I meant it. From now until February 15, players can take advantage of everything this event has to offer. For anyone who scanned past the juicy details, that means increased chances to find cute, pink Pokemon (like Jigglypuff and Chansey). Lures set during the event will last for an insane 6 hours (as opposed to 30 minutes). Most importantly, though, is that all Candy gains are doubled. That includes catching, transferring, or even hatching Pokemon. And yes, that applies to your buddy too.
If you missed out on some of the past events, now is the time to make up for it. This is especially true if you’re lacking a Chansey, Porygon, or even a Wigglytuff. Don’t waste anymore time. Get out there and catch something!