Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day 2021: Munna, Musharna, Increased Trading Distance, and More

Monday, February 8th, 2021 2:05 pm

Everything you need to know.

Update (02/15/2021): Niantic has updated its Valentine’s Day event news post to indicate players will receive a different set of rewards for completing the Collection Challenge than those that were previously announced. Players will receive three Silver Pinap Berries, three Rocket Radars, and two Charged TMs for completing the challenge before this event ends.

Original Story:

Trainers, Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and Pokemon Go is getting ready to celebrate with a limited time event kicking off on February 14.

This year’s Valentine’s Day event will run from February 14 at 1 p.m. local time until February 18 at 8 p.m. local time.

During this event, Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc, Munna, and other Pokemon will appear more frequently than normal in the wild. Feebas will also have the chance to appear in the wild, though it will be rare.

This event will see the debut of Munna and Musharna in Pokemon Go. Players will be able to collect Munna in multiple ways once this event begins, and then evolve it into Musharna using Pokemon Candy and a Unova Stone.

As part of this event, players will be able to complete event-exclusive Field Research tasks to earn a variety of rewards, including encounters with Ralts, Volbeat, Illumise, Heart Pattern Spinda, and Alomomola. Plus, Eevee, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Togepi, Luvdisc, Munna, Woobat, and Cottonee will have the chance to hatch from 5 km Eggs that are collected during the Valentine’s Day event.

This event will also see a variety of Pokemon appear in Raids. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Tier-1 Raids – Ralts, Volbeat, Illumise, Feebas, Munna, and Espurr
  • Tier-3 Raids – Togetic, Espeon, Umbreon, Gardevoir, Gallade, and Alomomola
  • Tier-5 Raids – Latias and Latios
  • Mega Raids – Mega Pidgeot, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Ampharos

In addition, a variety of bonuses will be active in Pokemon Go throughout the Valentine’s Day event:

  • There will be an increased chance to become Lucky Friends when you interact with your in-game friends
  • There will be an increased chance for traded Pokemon to become Lucky
  • The trading distance will be increased to 40 km (it’s typically 100 m)
  • There will be an in increased chance of receiving Berries when opening Gifts

A new Collection Challenge will also be available during the Valentine’s Day celebration. It will challenge players to collect Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Espeon, Umbreon, Plusle, Minun, Volbeat, Illumise, Luvdisc, Latios, Latias, and Alomomola before the event ends. If players complete the challenge, they’ll receive five Silver Pinap Berries, one Lucky Egg, and an Egg Incubator.

Elsewhere, players can evolve Kirlia during this Valentine’s Day event to receive a Gardevoir or Gallade that knows the move Synchronoise. Check out our guide to learn everything you need to know about evolving Kirlia into Gallade or Gardevoir.

Finally, Munna-inspired avatar items will be available in the in-game shop, and they’ll remain available after this event ends. A free item bundle containing three Remote Raid Passes will also be available in the shop during this event. Lastly, this event will give you the chance to collect event-exclusive stickers that you can place on Gifts before sending them to friends.

Are you excited about the 2021 Valentine’s Day event in Pokemon Go? Let us know on Twitter at @superparenthq.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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