'Pokémon Go' Valentine's Day Event: Start Time, Research Tasks, Munna and More

We're a week away from Pokémon Go Tour: Kanto, but before it goes live the popular mobile game is getting ready for one more Pokémon Go event in honor of Valentine's Day.

This year's Pokémon Go Valentine's Day event will mark the debut of a couple of Unova region Pokémon, the introduction of an exclusive attack and much more.

Trainers will finally get the chance to catch the Psychic-type Munna and evolve it into Musharna using an Unova stone. They will also find certain Pokémon appear more frequently in the wild, including Nidoran (male and female), Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc, Munna, and Feebas.

Eevee, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Luvdisc, Munna, Woobat, and Cottonee will hatch from 5km Eggs during the event.

Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming Valentine's Day event in Pokémon Go.

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POKEMON GO VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT START TIME

The Valentine's Day event will begin Sunday, February 14, at 1 p.m. to Thursday, February 18, at 8 p.m. local time.

POKEMON GO VALENTINE'S DAY RESEARCH TASKS

Trainers will be able to complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks during the upcoming event. While we don't know the exact tasks yet, the official Pokémon Go blog revealed that Ralts, Illumise, Spinda, Alomomola and other rewards will be the earnings for completing these tasks.

We'll update this section when the event goes live.

Another Collection Challenge will also appear during the event. Catch the following Pokémon to earn items such as Lucky Eggs and Incubators: Nidoran (male and female), Espeon, Umbreon, Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc, Latias, Latios, and Alomomola.

SYNCHRONOISE

Ralts is one of the spotlight Pokémon during this year's Valentine's Day event and evolving it into either a Gardevoir or Gallade will give it access to the exclusive move, Synchronoise.

This powerful Psychic-type attack will work well with either Pokémon. Evolve Ralts into Kirlia for 25 Candy, and then into Gardevoir for 100 Candy or Gallade—if it's a male Kirlia—or 100 Candy and a Sinnoh Stone.

POKEMON GO VALENTINE'S DAY RAID UPDATE

When the Valentine's Day event goes live, the Raids will update to house the following Pokémon:

  • One-star raids: Ralts, Volbeat, Illumise, Feebas, Munna, and Espurr.
  • Three-star raids: Togetic, Espeon, Umbreon, Gardevoir, Gallade, and Alomomola.
  • Five-star raids: Latias and Latios.
  • Mega Raids: Mega Pidgeot, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Ampharos.

IN-GAME BONUSES

While exploring and catching Pokémon during the event, be sure to take advantage of the following in-game bonuses:

  • Increased chance to become Lucky Friends with your friends.
  • Increased chance that Pokémon you trade become Lucky Pokémon.
  • Trade range increased to 40 km.
  • Increased chance of receiving Berries from Gifts.

Are you excited for this year's Valentine's Day event? Do you prefer Gardevoir or Gallade? Let us know in the comments section.