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Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day Event Guide – Everything you Need to Know

When is it, how long does it last, what are the bonuses

by Kyle Hanson


Another real world holiday is coming which means it’s time for a new event in Pokémon GO. This time it’s Valentine’s Day, the celebration of love and all things pink or heart shaped. There’s a lot to take part in for the event, so much that many players struggle to keep track of all the benefits and activities. To break it all down we’ve created this Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day event guide giving you everything you need to know in one easy package.

Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day Event Guide

Below we break down all the things you need to know about the Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day event. This is a big celebration, but fits in the middle of what we’ve been seeing a lot lately in terms of all the things going on. For example, there’s no paid ticket for additional research so you can take part in everything below without spending any more money.

When is the Valentine’s Day Event, How Long does it Last

The Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day event begins on the day itself; Sunday, February 14th at 1pm in your local time zone. All of the things listed below will then last for the next four days, ending on Thursday at 8pm, also in your local time zone. We’ll have plenty of guides for all the tougher questions, so be sure to check them out if the info below isn’t enough.

What are the Bonuses

All of the Valentine’s Day event bonuses are centered around the concepts of the holiday, such as love, connection, and friendship. So the following are active for all players throughout the event.


  • Trade distance increased to 40km
  • More likely to become lucky friends for trades
  • More likely to have a lucky trade
  • Gifts contain more berries than normal

Increased Spawns

Also during the event hours the following Pokémon will be spawning more frequently in the wild.

  • Nidoran (male)
  • Nidoran (female)
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Volbeat
  • Illumise
  • Feebas
  • Luvdisc
  • Munna

5km Egg Pool

The following Pokémon will be available from 5km eggs received from Poké Stops during the event.

  • Eevee
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Togepi
  • Luvdisc
  • Munna
  • Woobat
  • Cottonee

Raid Battles

During the Valentine’s Day event these are the raids available at gyms, broken down into star ratings.

  • One Star Raids
    • Espurr
    • Feebas
    • Illumise
    • Volbeat
    • Ralts
    • Munna
  • Three Star Raids
    • Espeon
    • Umbreon
    • Togetic
    • Gardevoir
    • Gallade
    • Alomomola
  • Five Star Raids
    • Latias
    • Latios
  • Mega Raids
    • Mega Gyarados
    • Mega Pidgeot
    • Mega Ampharos

Research and Collection Challenge

The Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day event will feature its own Collection Challenge, so see how to complete it here when it’s available. You’ll need to catch 11 Pokémon, many of which will be quite difficult so hopefully that helps explain the intricacies. There’s no other Timed or Special Research that we’re aware of yet so watch for any updates there. We will be breaking down the Field Research tasks right here, so check back soon for that.

How to Get Munna and Musharna

For the Pokémon collectors out there the big news is the release of Munna and Musharna, two brand new species to add to your Pokédex. Munna will be appearing in the wild as well as in 5km eggs and one star raids as seen above. One the wild spawns and raids count toward the Collection Challenge but if you just want one (or more) the eggs will do fine. And they’ll give you more candy to be used to evolve Munna into Musharna to complete the set.

And that’s our Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day event guide giving you everything you need to know. There’s a lot to the event and some things haven’t been revealed just yet so watch for updates as we can make them.

- This article was updated on:February 12th, 2021

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