Pokémon GO Valentines Day 2022 Event

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Pokémon GO Valentine’s Day 2022 Event is coming! Flabébé appearing, Valentine’s Day–themed Collection Challenges, and more! Love is in the air, let us celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 with a brand new Pokémon and plenty of pink!

These two guides are a must have for Love Cup that takes place during the Valentine’s Day event: Love Cup Meta Cores Analysis and Pokémon GO Love Cup 2022 Guide (Nifty or Thrifty Edition).

Date & Time

Thursday, February 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, February 14, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon Debuts

Flabébé, Floette, and Florges make their debuts in Pokémon GO!

These Pokémon come in five different colors: red, yellow, orange, blue, and white.

Flabébé can evolve into Floette with 25 Flabébé Candy. Floette can evolve into Florges with 100 Flabébé Candy after you earn 20 hearts with it as your buddy.

Event Bonuses

  • Buddy icon Your Buddy Pokémon will bring you items more often
  • Lure icon 2x Lure Module Duration
  • Candy icon 2x Catch Candy

A Global Valentine’s Challenge!

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a global challenge will be ongoing throughout the event! Work with other Trainers around the world by sending Gifts to your friends. Once Trainers send enough Gifts, they’ll unlock a bonus for all Trainers for the remainder of the event.

Trainers will need to complete the Global Challenge Goal of sending 70,000,000 Gifts to get the following bonus:

Candy icon 3x Transfer Candy

A New Form Change Available


For the duration of the Valentine’s Day event, you’ll be able to change your Natural Form Furfrou to Heart Trim Furfrou!

Follow these steps to change Furfrou’s Trim:

  • Furfrou begins in its Natural Form.
  • Select Furfrou in your Pokémon storage, and then tap the Change Form button to bring up a menu that lists the available Trims.
  • Select your preferred Trim.
  • Changing your Furfrou from one Trim to any other Trim will cost 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.

Collection Challenges

The event will feature two Valentine’s Day–themed Collection Challenges! Complete the Collection Challenges to encounter a female Frillish and a male Frillish.

Challenge #1

Collect the following Pokémon to encounter a male Frillish:

Rewards: 2000 XP, 2000 Stardust, Male Frillish

Challenge #2

Collect the following Pokémon to encounter a female Frillish:

Rewards: 2000 XP, 2000 Stardust, Female Frillish

Special Attack for Gallade and Gardevoir: Synchronoise

During the event period, the following attacks will be available:

Synchronoise Psychic
  • Evolve Kirlia during the event to get a Gallade or Gardevoir that knows the Charged Attack Synchronoise. Gallade and Gardevoir encountered after raids will also know Synchronoise.
  • Gallade will be able to learn the Charged Attack Synchronoise.
  • Gardevoir will be able to learn the Charged Attack Synchronoise.

Synchronoise is a Psychic type charged move that deals 80 damage and costs 50 energy in Pokemon GO. It has a 2.6s cooldown and it deals damage between in the 0.85s to 1.6s animation interval.

Wild Encounters

The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

Flabébé with different coloured flowers will be appearing in the wild 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.

If you’re lucky, you might encounter the following:


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids:

One-Star Raids

Three-Star Raids

Five-Star Raids


*Registeel caught during this time will know the attack Zap Cannon. Read more about Under The Lights: Zap Cannon Registeel in PvP here.

Mega Raids

Houndoom (Mega)

Field Research Task Encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks during the Valentine’s 2022 Pokémon GO event:

Field Research Task Reward
Earn 3 hearts with your buddy
Catch 5 Pokemon Luvdisc
Catch 20 Luvdisc Alomomola
Use 5 berries to help catch Pokemon Ralts
Win a raid
Make 5 great curveballs throws in a row Spinda (#9)

Spinda #9 is the heart pattern Spinda!

New Avatar Items, Stickers, and Bundles

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

  • Valentine’s Shirt
  • Valentine’s Shorts
  • Valentine’s Hairpin
  • Valentine’s Socks

Author & tags

Turtwig obsessive, real life Psyduck, Pokémon GO AR Photographer, found footage horror fan and Pokémon GO Hub AR Queen

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