This is a breaking story. Niantic Labs has just announced a special Valentine’s Day event for Pokemon Go. It was announced on their site this morming that the event will start at 11:00 PT today, February 8th. It will end exactly a week from today, February 15th at the same time. Added spawns of Chansey, Clefable, and other pink Pokemon will be included. Also, Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will hatch from eggs more often.
There hasn’t been an update as significant as this since New Year’s Eve. How big is this news? We’ll find out throughout the day but something tells me this could very well break the internet. That or have people start playing Pokemon Go obsessively again.
I’m not looking forward to reading about the number of traffic accidents in my area because of “Valentine’s Day Pokemon Go.”
Here’s the official message on their site
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we couldn’t think of a sweeter time to double the amount of Candy you’ll earn every time you catch, hatch, and transfer PokÃ©mon. Your Buddy PokÃ©mon is also getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit and will find Candy twice as fast!
Throughout the celebration, you’ll notice that Chansey, Clefable, and many other adorable pink PokÃ©mon will be encountered more frequently in the wild. Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will also be more likely to hatch from Eggs. And to help you paint your town pink this Valentine’s Day, Lure Modules will last for six hours for the entire duration of the event.
This limited-time celebration will only be available from 11:00 A.M. PST on February 8, 2017, to 11:00 A.M. PST on February 15, 2017, so grab your valentine, get out, and explore the world around you!
–The PokÃ©mon GO team