February events to make your heart flutter!

During February there will be new Pokémon, Legendary’s, Research Breakthroughs, and Valentine’s Day themed events.

In the month of February, there will be new “Legendary Pokémon”, new “Research Breakthrough“ encounters, as well as new “Shadow Legendary Pokémon”

Here is a Breakdown of all things happening in February.

  • Save Shadow Raikou from Giovanni!
  • February Research Breakthrough encounter: Woobat with bonus Woobat Candies!
  • Tornadus zooms into five-star raids!
  • A Sinnoh region celebration event
  • Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day Celebration 2020
  • Celebrate your love for friends with a special friendship weekend event
  • New experiments: Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour

Save Shadow Raikou from Giovanni!

Defeat Giovanni to get a “Legendary Shadow Pokémon Raikou!“

February Research Breakthrough encounter: Woobat with bonus Woobat Candies!

Starting Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m and ending Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (PST GMT −8), Woobat + Woobat Candies will be available as Research Breakthrough encounters!

Tornadus zooms into five-star raids!

Starting Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. (PST GMT −8), will appear in 5 Star Raids.

Electric-, Ice-, and Rock-type Pokémon’s will be the best counters.

A Sinnoh region celebration event

Starting Friday, February 7, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, February 10, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, Sinnoh region Pokémon will appear more often in the wild and in raids.

All 7 km Eggs obtained during the event will be Pokémon from the Sinnoh region, including Budew, Combee, Bronzor, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas, and Mantyke. 

Research tasks will reward you with Sinnoh Pokémon, as well as Sinnoh Stones. 

Shiny Riolu and Shiny Hippopotas may appear.

Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day Celebration 2020

Starting Friday, February 14, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, February 17, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time, pink Pokémon will be appearing more often in the wild, in raids, in Eggs, and as Field Research encounters.

Audino and Alomomola will be making their Pokémon Go debut. 

Lure Modules will last six hours and you’ll receive a 2× Catch Candy bonus.

Hatched Happiny may be shiny, Shiny Chansey in the wild.

Starting Saturday, February 15, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time, Lickitung will be in 4-star raids. May Be Shiny.

Five additional Raid Passes during the event by spinning Photo Discs at Gyms.

Celebrate your love for friends with a special friendship weekend event

Friendship Weekend starts on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, February 24, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

During this time Friendship levels will increase faster, 2x Trade Candy, 1/2 Trade Stardust cost, The number of Gifts you can open daily will increase to 40, and the number of Gifts you can carry in your inventory will increase to 20.

New experiments: Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour

Niantic will be testing 2 new events Pokémon Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour.

Pokémon Spotlight Hour

Feature: Surprise Pokémon! 
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Mystery Bonus Hour

Feature: A mystery bonus!
Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.