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Pokémon Go Valentine's Day 2022 event: Collection Challenges, field research tasks, event spawns and bonuses explained

Love is in the air!

Valentine's Day 2022 is a busy event in Pokémon Go!

Not only does this Valentine's Day event see the release of three new Pokémon - Flabébé, Floette and Florges - but there are two Valentine's Day Collection Challenges for you to complete.

You can also collect Valentine's Day event field research tasks, alongside enjoying the event bonuses and catching Pokémon like Furfrou which are appearing more frequently in the wild.

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Catching Pheromosa at Go Fest Berlin 2022 in Pokémon Go.

Valentine's Day Collection Challenge 1 List in Pokémon Go

The Valentine's Day Collection Challenge 1 tasks you with catching four Pokemon during the current Pokémon Go event.

Remember - you must complete this challenge before Monday, 14th February at 8pm (local time) if you want to earn its rewards.

Here are the Pokémon in the Valentine's Day Collection Challenge 1:

  • Luvdisc (In the wild
  • Woobat (In the wild)
  • Plusle (In the wild)
  • Volbeat (In the wild)

Completing this Collection Challenge will reward you with 2000 XP, 2000 Stardust and a Male Frillish encounter.

Valentine's Day Collection Challenge 2 List in Pokémon Go

For the Valentine's Day Collection Challenge 2, you need to catch four different Pokémon before Monday, 14th February at 8pm (local time). If you don't complete this Collection Challenge by this deadline, you won't be able to collect its rewards.

Below you can find the Pokémon in the Valentine's Day Collection Challenge 2:

  • Luvdisc (In the wild and field research task - Catch 5 Pokémon)
  • Furfrou - Natural Form (In the wild and one-star raids)
  • Minum (In the wild)
  • Illumise (In the wild)

Completing this Collection Challenge will reward you with 2000 XP, 2000 Stardust and a Female Frillish encounter.

Field research tasks for the Valentine's Day event in Pokémon Go

During the Valentine's Day event in 2022, you can collect a selection of event field research tasks in Pokémon Go by spinning PokéStops. These tasks can be saved in your field research task collection and completed once the event ends.

Yet, since some of the Pokémon encounters you receive are useful for the Collection Challenges listed above, we recommend completing these field research tasks during the event.

Here are the Valentine's Day 2022 event field research tasks:

  • Catch 5 Pokémon reward - Luvdisc encounter
  • Catch 20 Luvdisc reward - Alomomola encounter
  • Use 5 Berries to help catch Pokémon reward - Ralts encounter
  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row reward - Spinda (Heart Pattern) encounter
  • Earn 3 hearts with your buddy reward - Pikachu or Eevee encounter
  • Win a raid reward - Male or female Frillish encounter

Thank you to redwineandbeer from reddit for the help with this information.

Valentine's Day 2022 event spawns and bonuses in Pokémon Go

There are three bonuses running throughout the Valentine's Day 2022 event in Pokémon Go, including your buddy Pokémon bringing items to you more often and the duration for Lure Modules doubling.

The best bonus, however, is that you'll receive double catch candy throughout the event. This is incredibly useful if you're trying to evolve any of the Pokémon appearing more frequently during the event or are collecting candy for Gen 2 Pokémon in preparation for Go Tour: Johto.

Aside from the bonuses, the other main attraction for Valentine's Day 2022 is the release of Flabébé and its evolutions - Floette and Florges. These fairy-type Pokémon hail from Gen 6 and you'll have to meet a special requirement if you wish to evolve Floette into Florges.

Flabébé, Floette and Florges can now be caught in Pokémon Go.

Flabébé has five different flower colours to collect, some of which are regionally exclusive, and will be appearing more frequently in the wild alongside the following Pokémon:

  • Chansey
  • Miltank
  • Plusle
  • Minun
  • Volbeat
  • Illumise
  • Luvdisc
  • Woobat
  • Audino
  • Alomomola
  • Furfrou - Natural Form
Natural Form Furfrou.

The Heart Trim for Furfuro is also available for the first time during the Valentine's Day 2022 event and, if you find the correct field research tasks, you'll also have the chance to catch Heart Pattern Spinda.

Both Gardevoir and Gallade have a special bonus during this year's Valentine's Day event too! If you evolve a Kirlia into either of these Pokémon during the event, the resulting Pokémon will learn the Charged Attack Sychronoise.

Gardevoir and Gallade will also be appearing in three-star raids throughout the event, alongside Nidoqueen, Nidoking and Lickitung. Meanwhile, in one-star raids, you'll find Miltank, Roselia, Audino and Natural Form Furfrou. Registeel is currently ruling five-star raids and Mega Houndoom can be fought in Mega Raids.

Finally, there's a Global Valentines Challenge running until Tuesday, 15th February at the following times:

  • UK - 8am (GMT)
  • Europe - 9am (CEST)
  • East Coast US - 3am (EST)
  • West Coast US - 12am (PST)

If Pokémon Go players collectively send 70,000,000 Gifts during this time period, everyone will enjoy a triple transfer candy bonus until the deadline above.

The Season of Go has arrived! The Bug Out! event has brought us the release of Grubbin, Charjabug and Vikavolt in Pokémon Go, while Mega Scizor makes its debut appearance in Mega Raids. Knowing how to evolve Wurmple will also come in handy during this event. You can use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. While Go Fest 2022 may be behind us, there are still three special research quests you might be working on - Pokémon Go Fest 2022, Rhi's Arrival and A Radiant World. This season has also seen the lowering of the requirement for Candy XL and introduced the first Ultra Beast, Nihilego, along with new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.

How the Valentine's Day Collection Challenges work in Pokémon Go

The Valentine's Day 2022 event Collection Challenges, along with the other bonuses, will only be available between Thursday, 10th February to Monday, 14th February at 8pm (local time).

Like previous Collection Challenges, you need to obtain a specific list of Pokémon through either catching them in the wild or another method, such as evolutions or trading. Once the Collection Challenge is completed, you'll receive a reward and it will be added to your Elite Collector medal.

Collection Challenges can be found in the 'Today View' screen, which is accessed by pressing the field research button - the little binoculars - in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. You may have to scroll to the left if you've been looking at the field or special research screens.

When you catch a Pokémon on the Collection Challenge roster it will be ticked off this list, helping you keep track of which ones you're missing.

The Pokémon will be ticked for the Collection Challenge list as you catch them.

Remember - you only have until 8pm (local time) on Monday, 14th February to complete the two Valentine's Day 2022 Collection Challenges.

Hope you enjoy the Valentine's Day event and find a Flabébé!

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Lottie Lynn is Eurogamer's Guides Editor. She likes exploring new games and still has nightmares about the moon from Majora's Mask.


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