Valentine's Day Event: Details Announced!
Pokémon GO had been feeling a little stale for the last month, but now the long-anticipated Valentine’s Day Event is here to clear the drought!
Boxes of chocolate won’t be the only candy around this week. Pokémon GO players will get all of the double-candy benefits of the Halloween event, (although the buddy-walking benefits got cut in half from its 4x boost, and it hasn’t been 100% confirmed that you get double candies for evolving, yet). In other words, you get twice as much candy for most things, such as catching Pokémon, hatching Pokémon, walking Buddy Pokémon, and transferring Pokémon to the Professor. And lure modules last SIX HOURS, which makes them twelve times more valuable for the course of this event than they were before.
Confirmed increased-frequency event Pokémon are cute Pokémon like Chansey, Clefable, Cleffa, Igglybuff and Smoochum, but it says that there are other pink Pokémon that will appear more often, as well. If I had to guess, I’d say that we will also see more Clefairy and Jigglypuff. And perhaps we might even see some Nidoran, which is the only Pokémon that currently has male and female genders in the game? Slowpoke is a possibility, and I think it might be funny to see some extra Lickitung, as well. When Gen 2 comes out, Chansey’s evolution (Blissey) will literally be the most formidable gym defender in the game. With all of this extra Chansey candy floating around… may God have mercy on all of our souls.
Here in Utah, the event starts at noon today and goes for exactly a week. So get out there and make the most of it!