Pokémon GO Carnival of Love (2024)

Carnival of Love brings shiny Oricorio, new Spinda research, Heart Trim Furfrou and more lovable spawns to Pokémon GO for Valentine's day!

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day and the month of love in Pokémon GO, with the Carnival of Love! Shiny Oricorio debuts, Flabébé spawns more frequently in the wild, the Heart Trim for Furfrou is available, and there is a special bonus for trainers in Brazil!

Carnival of Love Event Event icon

Date & Time 📅

  • Starts: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Ends: Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time 

Bonuses 🎁

  • Pokemon Encounter icon Shiny Oricorio will make their debut in Pokémon GO.
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Oricorio and Flabébé will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • Pokemon Encounter icon The Heart Trim will be available for Furfrou.
  • Candy XL icon Increased chance of receiving Candy XL when walking with your buddy.
  • Candy XL icon Two guaranteed Candy XL for evolving Pokémon.


Featured Pokémon Pokemon Encounter icon

Oricorio Shiny Debut

For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Oricorio—if you’re lucky! They will continue to spawn in their usual regions as listed:

  • Baile Style Oricorio: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio: Appearing in the Americas
  • Pa’u Style Oricorio: Appearing in African, Asian, Pacific, and Caribbean islands
  • Sensu Style Oricorio: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region

The Oricorio forms have really excellent shinies, all very noticeable and different to their originals, which is always exciting!

  Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite
Baile Style Oricorio
Pom-Pom Style Oricorio
Pa’u Style Oricorio
Sensu Style Oricorio

Heart Trim Furfrou


During the event, you’ll be able to form change Furfrou into the Heart Trim Furfrou!

Regular Sprite Shiny Sprite

To form change your Furfrou, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Select a Furfrou from your storage, and tap the ‘form change’ button.
  • This will open up a menu of available trims. During this event you will see the option for the Heart Trim.
  • Select your preferred Trim
  • It will cost 25 Candy and 10,000 stardust to change the trim.

Flabébé Spawns


Flabébé with differently colored flowers will be appearing in the wild, in their usual regions, depending on where you are in the world:

  • Red Flower Flabébé: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Yellow Flower Flabébé: Appearing in the Americas
  • If you’re lucky, you might encounter White Flower Flabébé and Orange Flower Flabébé, no matter what region you’re in.

Wild Encounters Pokemon Encounter icon

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild during the event:

Please note: Flabébé will appear in their usual regions only.

Some trainers may even encounter the following:

Field Research Task Encounters Research icon

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available during the event. The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks:

Task Rewards
Catch 5 Pokémon
Catch 10 Pokémon
Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row Spinda #9
Earn a Candy walking with your buddy Roselia
Trade a Pokémon Clamperl
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms Poke Ball icon 5× Poke Ball

Collection Challenge Research icon

A Carnival of Love–themed Collection Challenge is coming. Complete the Collection Challenge to receive rich rewards!

Required Pokémon:


  • 5000 XP
  • 2500 Stardust
  • An encounter with Roserade

Paid Timed Research Research icon

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.

Task Rewards
Make a great curveball throw Spinda #9
Make 2 great curveball throws in a row Spinda #9
Make 3 great curveball throws in a row Spinda #9
Make 4 great curveball throws in a row Spinda #9
Make 5 great curveball throws in a row Spinda #9

Rewards: 2x Incense, 5000XP, 2500 stardust

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

PokéStop Showcases General icon

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokéStops during the Carnival of Love event where you can enter event-themed Pokémon. Trainers will be able to enter their biggest Buddy Pokémon!*

*Buddy Pokémon must be a Great Buddy or higher to be entered in the Showcase.

Brazil Bonus Event icon

Trainers located in Brazil can look forward to earning twice the XP for catching Pokémon during the Carnival of Love event in celebration of Brazilian Carnaval!

New Avatar Items Shop icon

The following avatar item will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends.

  • Luvdisc Tambourine Pose


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