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Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day Event 2017: Strategy Guide

Earlier today, Niantic announced Pokémon Go’s first ever Valentine’s Day event, which has already begun. During this event, which ends at 11:00 AM PST on Wednesday (February 15th), players can expect:

  • Increased encounter rate with a variety of ‘pink’ Pokémon, including: Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Chansey, Lickitung, Porygon, Slowpoke, Exeggcute & maybe more.
  • Increased hatch rate of Igglybuff, Smoochum & Cleffa.
  • Double candy rewards from catching, transferring, hatching & buddy Pokémon.

Every Pokémon Go player has different priorities, so there’s no one-size-fits-all way to make the most of this event. This guide will cover as much as possible, including how to use this event to maximise experience / leveling up, how best to prioritize Pokémon encounters, what to catch (for Gen 2 evolutions and in general), and more.