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Pokémon Go’s February events bring Tornadus, Woobat, and Valentine’s Day bonuses

Woobat time!

A Woobat flies in the sky Image: The Pokémon Company via Bulbapedia
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

February is going to be a busy month in Pokémon Go, with a handful of new Pokémon being added to the game, including Legendary Pokémon Tornadus.

Tornadus is the first of the Force of Nature trio to appear in the game, meaning Thundurus and Landorus are coming in future updates. Tornadus will swap out with Heatran in tier 5 raids starting on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. ET, and will stick around until Feb. 25 at 4 p.m ET.

Woobat will also be the monthly Research Breakthrough reward, alongside some extra Woobat Candy. This is its first appearance in the game, so stock up on Woobat and its candy so you can evolve it into a Swoobat.

From Feb. 7 until Feb. 10, there’ll be an event celebrating the Sinnoh region, bringing Pokémon from the region into the 7 km egg pool. Budew, Combee, Bronzor, Gible, Riolu, Hippopotas, and Mantyke will spawn out of eggs, with the debut of Shiny Riolu and Hippopotas.

There’ll also be a Valentine’s Day event from Feb. 14 until Feb. 17 featuring pink Pokémon. Audino and Alomomola, two pink ’mon from the Unova region, will make their debut during this event, with Audino arriving alongside its Shiny form. There will also be doubled catch Candy throughout the event, which is a sweet perk.

Lickitung will get a raid day on Feb. 15 from 2-5 p.m. in your local time zone, so if you want to farm candy for a Lickilicky, this is your chance.

As a final celebration of romance and friendship during February, there’ll be an event from Feb. 21 until Feb. 24 that will increase the rate at which Friendship goes up, reward doubled trade Candy, halve the Stardust cost of trades, let you open up to 40 gifts a day, and let you hold up to 20 gifts.

Niantic will also be testing two surprise events during the month. On Feb. 4 from 6-7 p.m., a mystery Pokémon will spawn at a higher rate. And a mystery bonus will go live from 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 6.

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