After January full of celebrations of different regions from the Pokémon universe, Trainers are in for a February loaded with new and exciting events in Pokémon GO.
Aside from the usual Spotlight Hours and monthly rotation to the Research Breakthrough encounters, February will bring the Roselia Community Day and much-anticipated Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticketed event
The featured Pokémon for February Research Breakthrough is none other than the Sleeping Pokémon Snorlax, one of the fan-favorites from the first generation. Snorlax will be in the Research Breakthrough from February 1, at 1:00 p.m. to March 1, at 1:00 p.m. PST.
As usual, the Pokémon Spotlight Hours will take place every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. local time. Pokémon and respective bonuses for the hour are as follows:
· February 2: Ekans will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for evolving Pokémon.
· February 9: Miltank will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Stardust for catching Pokémon.
· February 16: Luvdisc will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the XP for catching Pokémon.
· February 23: Pikachu will be in the spotlight, and you’ll earn twice the Candy for catching Pokémon.
The following Legendary Pokémon will be appearing in five-star raids throughout February.
After the Legendary Johto beasts leave the five-star raids,
The next legendary Pokémon you will be able to take on in the five-star raids will be non-other than the Legendary duo known as the Eon Pokémon, Latias, and Latios. They will be appearing in raids from February 9, at 10:00 a.m. to February 20, at 9:00 a.m. local time.
The original Kanto Legendary birds Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, as well as Mewtwo will be appearing in five-star raids from February 20, at 9:00 a.m. to March 1, at 8:00 a.m. local time.
As for the Mega Raids, Mega Venusaur will be making a comeback, plus Mega Ampharos, and Mega Houndoom will be appearing in Mega Raids from January 19, through February 9, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Mega Pidgeot, Mega Ampharos, and a not-yet-disclosed surprise Mega-Evolved Pokémon will be appearing in Mega Raids from February 9, at 10:00 a.m. through February 20, at 9:00 a.m. local time.
Mega Venusaur, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Blastoise will be appearing in Mega Raids from February 20, through March 1.
Each week in February will also include a Raid Hour event on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. local time featuring the Pokémon currently active in five-star raids.
Team GO Rocket celebration event brings new shadow Pokémon, half egg hatch distance, and more. The event will run from February 2, at 10:00 a.m. to February 7, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
During the event, Team GO Rocket Grunts and balloons will be appearing more frequently with previously unseen Shadow Pokémon on their teams. The new Shadow Pokémon include Swinub, Nosepass, Aron, Spheal, Lileep, Anorith, and more. Additionally, event-exclusive Field Research and Timed Research will be available during the event.
The wild spawns for the event include Golbat, Koffing, Ariados, Qwilfish, Sneasel, Houndour, Nuzleaf, Stunky, Skorupi, and Venipede.
The Strange Eggs that you can receive after defeating Team GO Rocket leaders will be getting an update for the event and will remain so afterward as well. This will be the first change to the 12 km egg pool after its initial launch. The Pokémon you will be able to hatch from Strange Eggs will include Qwilfish, Larvitar, Corphish, Absol, Skorupi, Sandile, Scraggy, Pawniard, Vullaby, and Deino.
Niantic hasn’t specified if Trainers will be able to use TMs to change the Shadow Pokémon-exclusive move Frustration. This is a limited feature usually reserved for the Team GO Rocket-themed events.
The yearly Lunar New Year event is back in Pokémon GO for 2021. The Pokémon GO Lunar New Year 2021 event will run from February 9 to February 14. You can encounter Pokémon that are red in color and celebrate the Year of the Ox. According to Niantic, a “special Mega-Evolved Pokémon will also be appearing in Mega Raids for the first time at the start of this event.”
The Valentine’s Day event in Pokémon GO for 2021 will run from February 14, at 1:00 p.m. to February 18, at 8:00 p.m. local time. According to Niantic, some new Pokémon will be making their Pokémon GO debut and Valentine’s themed avatar items will be available for your Trainer avatar.
Additionally, from February 8 to February 15, the Valentine’s Day–themed Love Cup will be available in the GO Battle League! You can only use Pokémon that are red or pink and with a max CP of 1,500. No Legendary or Mythical Pokémon will be allowed in the Cup. Niantic is yet to release more details regarding the Valentine’s Day event.
Throughout the month of February, each week, Trainers will be able to get a different 1 PokéCoin bundle in the shop.
The 1 PokéCoin bundle will feature different items each week:
· From February 1 - 20 Poké Balls, a Remote Raid Pass, and a Rocket Radar.
· From February 8 - eight Incense, 16 Razz Berries, and 10 Pinap Berries.
· From February 15 - a Remote Raid Pass, 20 Poké Balls, 10 Great Balls, and five Ultra Balls.
· From February 22 - 20 Poké Balls, a Remote Raid Pass, five Incense.
Finally, a few quality-of-life updates will be coming out in February.
An image gallery showing off the PokéStop and Gym images that Trainers have submitted will be available for select Trainers and to everyone by the end of March 2021.
A new level-up social share feature will be coming to all trainers. With this feature, you can share your level progress with your friends on your social media.
A much-requested feature will also be added to the game soon. Trainers will be able to transfer Legendary and Mythical Pokémon when selecting multiple Pokémon by enabling the functionality in the game settings.
This feature has been requested a lot, especially after the Mystery Box became available with the Mythical Pokémon Meltan spawning for an hour. Until now, Trainers were unable to select Meltan and mass-transfer it.
February will be an
action-packed time in Pokémon GO with exciting and engaging events running
for the whole month.
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