Valentine's Day event research tasks explained in Pokémon Go

What love-inspired rewards can you unlock?

Valentine's Day research tasks are a series of limited-time quests in Pokémon Go, which will help you find an assortment of pink Pokémon.

You'll find these tasks by spinning PokéStops, alongside the current roster of monthly Research Tasks, which are currently available. Don't be surprised if you need to complete a couple of spins to find what you need!

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Valentine's Day research task rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find the Valentine's Day research tasks, and their rewards, that will be live in Pokémon Go between Friday 14th February to Monday 17th February, starting at 8am (local time) and finishing at 10pm (local time).

Although you can only find these research tasks during this time period, you can complete and claim their rewards if you hold onto them once the event ends:

Valentine's Day research task list:

  • Catch 5 Slowpoke or Whismur - 1,000 Stardust
  • Catch 14 Luvdisc - Alomomola encounter
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts - Chansey encounter
  • Evolve a Hoppip - Cherubi encounter
  • Hatch 3 Eggs - Lickitung encounter

Pokemon Go has a busy summer ahead! Start by completing the Skill Go Fest challenges and catching newly released Gen 5 Pokémon. For new starters, the Jump-start Research has returned, too. 2020 has seen several new features - such the arrival of the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. There are also planned changes to PokéCoins on the way. Last year saw the release of new regional exclusive Pokémon and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day.

What else do you need to know about the Valentine's Day research rewards?

This event highlights a number of rare Pokémon to make all these research tasks worth hunting down, and is made even more attractive when you consider there is a 2x Catch Candy bonus for the event, giving you more Candy to evolve or power them up.

The star from these tasks is Alomomola, a Gen 5 Pokémon which is debuting as part of the event, and with this research task, gives you a guaranteed way of finding one. But even if you have the rest, with Chansey and (from Saturday) Likitung as possible shinies, all are worth chasing down.

Audino and Alomomola are now available to find in Pokémon Go!

Outside of these research tasks, there are increased spawns in the wild for a variety of other pink-coloured Pokémon, as well as a new line-up of 7km Egg Pokémon - including another new Gen 5 Pokémon, Audino.

The good news is both Audino and Alomomola are also reported to be found in the wild (thanks to reddit reports) - and even though they seem rare, are likely to be around after Monday if you don't find them in time.

Don't forget the aforementioned 2x Catch Candy bonus either - it works across all catches in the game, so make use of it for everything. Our tip? It's a good time to catch some Meltan from Pokémon Let's Go - especially as it's useful for the Ultra League...

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Matthew edits guides and other helpful things at When not doing that, he's out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.


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