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February Events for Pokémon GO Announced

Trainers! Pokémon GO has just released the February events schedule! Included is the Research Breakthrough encounter, returning 5-Star Legendary Raid Bosses, Mega Raid Shakeups, Spotlight Hours, a Team GO Rocket Comeback Community Day, Weekly 1-Coin Bundles, and some GREAT Quality of Life Updates! Let’s dive in and take a deeper look at the announcement!



February Research Breakthrough

Trainers! Snorlax, the Sleeping Pokémon, will be appearing as your February Research Breakthrough.

Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 1pm PST
Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 1pm PST


Several familiar faces will be returning for the month. Per the February events schedul, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Latias, Latios, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo will ALL be in 5-Star Raids during the second month of 2021 at different times. Alongside that lineup of legendaries, Mega Venusaur, Mega Ampharos, Mega Houndoom, Mega Pidgeot, Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Blastoise, and a Surprise Mega Evolution will rotate through Mega Raids during the month (full schedule below).


JAN. 26th @ 9:00AM – FEB. 9th @ 10:00am (Local)
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FEB. 9th @ 10:00am – FEB. 20th @ 9:00am (local)
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FEB. 20th @ 9:00AM – MAR. 1st @ 8:00AM (local)
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Jan. 19th – Feb. 8th
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FEB. 9th @ 10:00am – FEB. 20th @ 9:00am (local)
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FEB. 20th – MAR. 1st
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  • February 3rd – Suicune
  • February 10th – Latias and Latios
  • February 17th – Latias and Latios
  • February 24th – Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo

Feb. Pokémon Spotlight Hours

DateFeatured PokémonBonus
Feb. 2Ekans Official Artwork2x
Evolve XP
Feb. 9Miltank Official Artwork2x
Catch Stardust
Feb. 16Luvdisc Official Artwork2x
Catch XP
Feb. 23Pikachu Official Artwork2x
Catch Candy


From Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time, Team GO Rocket grunts will be appearing with previously unseen Shadow Pokémon on their teams. If you’re lucky, you may encounter a Shiny Shadow Pokémon by defeating a Team GO Rocket Leader! For more information, be sure to check out the Official Blog Post.



Roselia Community Day will take place on Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time. Evolve Roselia during the event or up to two hours afterward to get a Roserade that knows both the Charged Attack Weather Ball (Fire-type) and the Fast Attack Bullet Seed. For more information, be sure to check out our Announcement Article.

Lunar New Year–themed event

The Lunar New Year event is back! From Tuesday, February 9, 2021, to Sunday, February 14, 2021, encounter red-colored Pokémon and celebrate the Year of the Ox! A special Mega-Evolved Pokémon will also be arriving in Mega Raids for the first time at the start of this event! Stay tuned for more details.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day


Monday, February 8, 2021, to Monday, February 15, 2021 – The Valentine’s Day-themed Love Cup will be available in GO Battle League!

  • Select a team with a CP Limit of 1,500
  • ONLY red or pink Pokémon as specified by Sun/Moon Pokédex.
  • No Legendary or Mythical Pokémon may be included in your team.
  • Galarian Mr. Mime, Galarian Darumaka, and Galarian Darmanitan are not eligible.


Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. local time – The annual Valentine’s Day event!

  • Exclusive avatar items.
  • Pokémon making their debut in Pokémon GO.
  • Stay tuned for more details.

GO Tour: Kanto

Can’t-o wait to celebrate the Kanto region? Don’t forget to purchase your ticket for the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto event on February 20, 2021! For more details on this event, please check out the blog.
There will be a special Kanto-themed celebration event and Raid Day at the end of February to close out the Season of Celebration.


Weekly 1-PokéCoin Bundles

During each week in Feb., there will be a new 1-Coin bundle for sale in the in-game shop.

  • Week of February 1, 2021: 20 Poké Balls, 1 Remote Raid Pass, 1 Rocket Radar
  • Week of February 8, 2021: 8 Incense, 16 Razz Berries, 10 Pinap Berries
  • Week of February 15, 2021: 1 Remote Raid Pass, 20 Poké Balls, 10 Great Balls, 5 Ultra Balls
  • Week of February 22, 2021: 20 Poké Balls, 1 Remote Raid Pass, 5 Incense

Quality-of-life updates

They saved the best news for last in the February events schedule. A series of QOL updates are coming in the near future! Mass transfer of Legendaries and Mythicals HYPE!!!

PokéStop and Gym Gallery

An image gallery showing off the PokéStop and Gym images that you and other Trainers have submitted is coming! The feature will roll out in different regions over time, starting with Level 40+ Trainers in New Zealand on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, and will become available to Trainers Level 38 and above worldwide toward the end of March 2021.


Ever wanted to capture the moment you level up in Pokémon GO to share on social media? Soon, you’ll be able to do just that—without screenshotting! The level-up social share feature will be coming in February to Trainers worldwide.


Last but not least, Trainers will soon be able to mass-transfer Legendary and Mythical Pokémon by enabling the functionality in Settings. We hope this will make managing Pokémon storage a bit easier for those of you who have amassed especially large collections!

TL;DR February Events Schedule

  • Feb. Research Breakthrough: Snorlax
  • Feb. Legendary Raids: Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Latias, Latios, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo
  • Feb. Mega Raids: Venusaur, Ampharos, Houndoom, Pidgeot, Charizard X, Charizard Y, and a Mega debut
  • Feb. Spotlight Hours: 2nd Ekans/Evolve XP; 9th Miltank/Catch Stardust; 16th Luvdisc/Catch XP; 23rd Pikachu/Catch Candy
  • Feb. CD: Roselia
  • TGR Returns: Feb. 2nd at 10:00 a.m. to Feb. 7th at 10:00 a.m. local time
  • Valentine’s Events: The Love Cup & Valentine’s Day Event
  • 1-Coin Bundles: Weeks of Feb. 1st, Feb. 8th, Feb. 15th, and Feb. 22nd
  • Quality-Of-Life: PokéStop and Gym image galleries, social network sharing, and mass transfer of Legendaries and Mythicals!
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