What’s On This Week: 7 – 13 February 2022

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Coming this week in Pokémon GO, commencing 7th February we have the end of the Lunar New Year event, the Valentine’s Day Event, and Hoppip Community Day!

Lunar New Year

Ring in the Lunar New Year from Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to Monday, February 7, 2022! With special new year themed spawns, and the release of shiny Litleo!



  • General icon Shiny Litleo debuts in Pokémon GO
  • TradeBall icon Increased chance for Lucky Pokémon in trades
  • Battle Friend icon Increased chance to become Lucky Friends
  • Stardust icon Double Stardust from opening Gifts
  • TradeBall icon 1 extra special trade per day*

* Active from Monday, January 31, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (–8 GMT).

Valentine’s Day

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, to Monday, February 14, 2022, Trainers can celebrate Valentine’s Day with in-game events and activities. An Evolutionary line of [fairy] type Pokémon will even make its Pokémon GO debut!

Hoppip Community Day


On Saturday, February 12, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time Hoppip will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!

  • Stardust icon 3× Catch Stardust
  • Incense icon Incense activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Lure icon Lure Modules activated during the event will last for three hours.
  • Photobomb icon Take a few snapshots during Community Day for a surprise!
  • Raid Pass icon Get up to three free Raid Passes from Gyms during the event and up to two hours after the event.
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Chance for Skiploom to appear in Parks alongside Hoppip.
  • Candy XL icon Bonus Hoppip XL Candy from Skiploom caught in Parks.

Season 10 GO Battle League

GO Battle League Season 10 will start on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). Pokémon appearing in GO Battle League encounters will now be slightly easier to catch.

Between January 24 – February 7 the following leagues will be available:

Between Feb 7 – Feb 21 the following leagues will be available:

*3× Stardust from win rewards (this does not include end of set rewards)
For Love Cup the following rules apply:
  • Pokémon must be at or below 1,500 CP to enter.
  • Only red or pink Pokémon will be allowed:

Pink Pokémon

Clefairy, Clefable, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Slowpoke, Galarian Slowpoke, Slowbro, Galarian Slowbro, Exeggcute, Lickitung, Chansey, Mr. Mime, Porygon, Mew, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Flaaffy, Hoppip, Slowking, Galarian Slowking, Snubbull, Corsola, Smoochum, Miltank, Blissey, Whismur, Skitty, Milotic, Gorebyss, Luvdisc, Cherubi, Sunshine Form Cherrim, Mime Jr., Happiny, Lickilicky, Mesprit, Munna, Musharna, Audino, Spring Form Deerling, Alomomola, Spritzee, Aromatisse, Sylveon

Spotlight Hour


Tuesday 8th February 6pm till 7pm local time we have Spritzee as the featured Pokémon for spotlight hour, along with a 2x stardust for catching Pokémon.

Raid Hour


Wednesday 9th February 6pm till 7pm local time Registeel will be appearing in five-star raids.

February Research Breakthrough Encounters


From Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST to Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8), for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter a Shiny Espurr, if you’re lucky.

Mega Raids

Houndoom (Mega)

From Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Mega Houndoom will be appearing in Mega raids.

Five Star Raids


From Tuesday, February 1, 2022, to Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Regirock will be in 5-star raids.

February Weekly 1 PokéCoin bundles

Every Monday in February, a one-time-purchase bundle containing a Remote Raid Pass and other items will be available in the shop for 1 PokéCoin.

February Monthly Bonus

As part of the Season of Heritage the following bonuses will be active:

Candy XL icon Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs
Egg icon 2x XP from hatching eggs

February Timed Research Challenge


Trainers who purchase a ticket prior to February 10, 2022, will also receive access to the Season of Heritage’s Timed Research for February! Trainers who have purchased a GO Tour Ticket prior to February 10 must log in to Pokémon GO between February 1, 2022, and February 10, 2022, to receive the Timed Research. The February Timed Research featuring research tasks that reward a Noibat Hat Avatar Item and an encounter with Noibat.

February Research Tasks

For a full list of the February Research tasks, including both the season, and permanent tasks, check out our full guide here.

Season of Heritage

Running from Wednesday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. local time to Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, the Season of Heritage is here! Trainers will embark on a journey inspired by the past as we run-up to the Pokémon Go Tour: Johto event.

Seasonal Bonuses 🎁

During the Season of Heritage, the following bonuses will be active.

  • Increased effectiveness of Incense while stationary
  • Added Increased Incense effectiveness while moving
  • Increased damage for Pokémon participating in raids remotely
  • Guaranteed Gifts from PokéStop spins
  • One extra Pokémon Candy when trading Pokémon
  • Guaranteed Candy XL when trading Pokémon

Monthly Seasonal Bonuses and Timed Research

  • A different Seasonal Bonus will be featured every month during the Season of Heritage. For December, work alongside Blanche to complete a Stardust Challenge!
  • Timed Research will be available every month and will reward Trainers with exclusive avatar items.
  • December’s Timed Research will be available to all Trainers, while the Timed Research in January and February will be available to those who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto.

Different Pokémon will be appearing in the wild!

As the seasons change, different Pokémon will be appearing in different areas across the world!

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