February is almost here, and it's shaping up to be another busy month for Pokemon Go. The mobile game is holding a variety of events and activities over the next few weeks, including the big Pokemon Go Tour: Johto event, February's Community Day and a Lunar New Year celebration. Here are all the biggest events happening in Pokemon Go next month.
Pokemon Go players will be able to take advantage of a special in-game bonus in February. All month long, players will earn twice the usual amount of XP and increased Candy XL from hatching Pokemon eggs.
Research Breakthrough: Espurr
Pokemon Go is refreshing its Field Research tasks and rewards starting Feb. 1, and there will be a new Research Breakthrough encounter next month. Each time you achieve a Research Breakthrough in February, you'll earn a chance to catch the psychic Pokemon Espurr.
Research Breakthroughs are tied to stamps, which you can earn by completing Field Research tasks. You'll receive one stamp for the first task you complete each day, and you'll need to amass seven stamps in total to achieve a Research Breakthrough.
A few legendary Pokemon are returning to five-star raids in February. Regirock will replace Regice from Feb. 1-9, with Registeel following from Feb. 9-16. After that, the DNA Pokemon Deoxys will return. Players will encounter a different form every few days for the remainder of the month, and there's a possibility each form can be shiny. You can see the full legendary raid schedule below:
February Community Day
Pokemon Go's February Community Day takes place on Saturday, Feb. 12. Throughout the event, the grass/flying Pokemon Hoppip will be appearing in the wild more frequently than normal, and any that you evolve into Jumpluff before 7 p.m. local time will learn the Charged Attack Acrobatics. On top of that, you'll earn triple the usual amount of Stardust for catching Pokemon during the event.
Pokemon Go Tour: Johto
Pokemon Go is closing out its Season of Heritage with the Pokemon Go Tour: Johto, an event celebrating the original Pokemon Gold and Silver games. Players who purchase a virtual ticket for the event will be able to choose between Gold and Silver "versions" of the experience, with different Pokemon appearing in the wild depending on which you choose. A handful of legendary Pokemon from the Johto region will also return to raids as part of the event, and there will be in-person activities at select live venues on Feb. 27.
February Spotlight Hours
Every Tuesday evening from 6-7 p.m. local time, Pokemon Go features a different Pokemon and bonus as part of its weekly Spotlight Hour event. Here are the Spotlight Hours for February:
Lunar New Year event
Pokemon Go's Lunar New Year celebration will return from Feb. 1-7. Little has been announced so far, but additional details will be revealed closer to the event.
Valentine's Day event
Pokemon Go is celebrating Valentine's Day with a special event from Feb. 10-14. Few details are currently available, but the event will introduce a new fairy-type evolutionary line to the game, and there will be other themed activities.
Pokemon GO players have new reasons to be happy, as the famous augmented-reality game never stops amazing us. A new Team GO Rocket event has started, which means a lot more fun and exciting gameplay for all players!
Are you ready for Team GO Rocket Strikes?
Team GO Rocket Strikes is the name of the new event in Pokemon GO, as you probably already guessed. The event started on January 24 at 12:00 a.m. local time, and it will end on Sunday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m. local time. There are lots of exciting stuff the event brings, and they certainly can’t be ignored by any Pokemon GO fan. If you’re into Shadow Pokemon or Team GO Rocket lineups, it means you should definitely give the new update a try! There is also other exciting stuff that you will surely like. We assure you that they’re pleasant surprises for the fans!
New Shadow Pokémon
Some Pokemon had been changed by the Team GO Rocket to Shadow Pokemon. If you want to save them, you’ll just have to defeat Team GO Rocket Grunts. Behold:
There are also plenty of bonuses to keep an eye on! Behold:
Regice has returned in Pokemon Go. With Regice Raids going live, on January 24, Regice is now available to find, fight, and capture for the first time since mid-2021. Here is everything you need to know in order to catch Regice and to know if it can be shiny in Pokemon Go.
If you’re interested in catching Regice, you’ll need to defeat him in a Raid. And for that, you’ll definitely need our Regice Raid guide. For other Pokemon Go guides, like how to best farm Stardust or what the current Team Go Rocket Strikes event is all about, check out our Attack of the Fanboy guides page. You’ll thank me later.
How to Catch Regice
As previously mentioned, Regice Raids are officially live now until February 1. You can periodically check out all of your local gyms to see if a Regice is available to fight. You’ll want to team up with a couple of friends to take Regice down in the Tier 5 Raid.
What you’ll want to keep an eye out for is January 26. On that day, between 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time, there will be a Pokemon Go Raid Hour event which will boost all chances to face Regice in a raid. During that hour, be sure to fight Regice as often as you can to make sure you can catch it.
Regice is an ice Pokemon so he is weak to fire, rock, steel, and fighting type Pokemon. Be sure to utilize your strongest fire, rock, steel, and/or fighting type Pokemon before the big fight as their attacks will deal 60% more damage to Regice than usual.
Can Regice Be Shiny?
The Silph Road, a well-established Pokemon Go resource, has confirmed that Regice can be shiny. About 1 in every 20 Regice will be shiny and you’ll know because his crystal-like body will be a deeper shade of blue. So instead of Regice’s frosty look, it’ll look more sapphire.
While shiny Pokemon don’t enhance abilities or decrease them, they are extremely rare and make for great collector’s items. Plus, they look really cool.
And that is everything you need to know to catch regular Regice or shiny Regice in Pokemon Go. Whether you are gearing up to catch this legendary Pokemon or just want to stay updated with all of the events and news happening in Pokemon Go, Attack of the Fanboy has got you covered.
Welcome to our ‘Pokemon Go: How To Get A Sun Stone?’ guide. In Pokemon Go, Sun Stones can be used to evolve a variety of animals, particularly Helioptile, into their final form. Here’s how to get them, as well as which Pokemon require them in order to evolve.
Evolution Items always seem to be difficult to come by in Pokemon games but Niantic have made them much more difficult to obtain in Pokemon Go by not assigning them to a specific location.
You’ve come to the correct place if you’re having a hard time figuring out how to develop Whimsicott, Gloom, Cottonee, Lilligant, even Heliolisk with the Sun Stone in the mobile game.
How can you get a Sun Stone?
Spinning PokeStops & Gyms yields Sun Stones. Getting one of these several stones is challenging with a 1% drop rate.
The concept that they drop with the game’s other Evolution Items makes collecting one much more difficult, as you may end up with a new item instead.
Here are our quick Sun Stone tips:
Attempt to spin as much PokeStops & Gyms as possible.
Visit a busy region with lots of PokeStops to get the most spins in a quick time.
You’ll get an Evolution Item if you get a PokeStop Daily Bonus for 7 days. Hopefully it’s the Sun Stone!
Keep a watch out for event-exclusive Field Research assignments that offer Evolution Items such as the Sun Stone.
Laying your hands upon the Sun Stone isn’t easy, but with patience and time, you might be awarded.
How to Use them to Evolve Pokemon?
To evolve your selected Pokemon with the Sun Stone, simply follow these steps:
Click the Poke Ball symbol in the Pokemon Go app’s bottom-middle.
Open a menu. ‘Pokemon’ opens your Pokedex.
Choose the creature you want to evolve.
If you meet the prerequisites, ‘Evolve’ will appear beneath ‘Power Up’. Pick that.
Done! Your Pokemon will be using a Sun Stone to evolve and will be ready to battle!
That is all you really have to know about getting the Sun Stone inside Pokemon Go.
Welcome to our ‘Pokemon Go: What’s the best moveset of Venusaur?’ guide in which we will help you understand the skillset of Venusaur and focus on some of his best moves.
This week, Pokemon Go users can restock on the Grass-type favourite via the “Bulbasaur Community Day Classic”.
As a result of this unexpected event, Trainers worldwide will be wondering what Venusaur’s greatest moveset is and if it’s effective inside the Go Battle League.
In Pokemon Go, what is Venusaur’s best moveset?
Vine Whip like a Fast Move. Along with Frenzy Plant & Sludge Bomb are the Charged Moves, is one of Venusaur’s finest movesets in Pokemon Go.
Although Razor Leaf does twice as much damage. Vine Whip generates significantly more energy and therefore should be prioritized for faster access to Venusaur’s powerful Charged Moves.
If you really want Venusaur to be competitive in PvP, you’ll need to have the Community Day exclusive move “Frenzy Plant” as your main Charged Move, while Sludge Bomb is a nice backup choice for more Poison-type coverage.
All the moves that you can learn in Pokemon Go
In Pokemon Go, Venusaur may know two Fast Moves & four Charged Moves (excluding Return), which we’ve detailed below:
In Fast Moves:
Razor Leaf – with Grass
Vine Whip – with Grass
In Charged Moves:
Frenzy Plant – with Grass
Petal Blizzard – with Grass
Sludge Bomb – with Poison
Solar Beam – with Grass
Is Venusaur a good Pokemon Go pokemon?
Venusaur is one of the strongest Pokemon of Pokemon Go. It has a great move pool, including the outstanding Frenzy Plant, and is a Grass-type with strong bulk. Venusaur’s dual Grass/Poison type offers it resistance to Electric, Fairy, Fighting, Grass and Water, all prevalent typings in the Go Battle League.
In the Great League, Venusaur has beaten major threats including Azumarill, Galarian Stunfisk, Sableye and Umbreon. Venusaur can also be very good in the Ultra League, but not as well as Meganium, another Grass-type beginning evolution.
Aside the Battle League, Venusuar is one of the greatest Grass-type combatants for Raid Battles. Its massive Mega Evolution is indeed a game-changer. The most crucial thing to remember is that Venusaur requires Frenzy Plant to really be effective in Pokemon Go.
Welcome to our ‘Pokemon Go: Getting An Upgrade To Evolve Porygon!’ guide. To transform Porygon into Porygon2, you’ll need to get one of these rare items. Most Pokemon in Pokemon Go require only a certain number of Candy & Stardust to evolve, some require an unique Evolution Item.
Porygon is one of these species. A rare Upgrade product is required to develop it into Porygon2, a ‘Virtual Pokemon’ that first emerged in Johto. It’s hard enough to get Evolution Items in regular games such as Sword & Shield. However in Pokemon Go, there’s no assurance of getting one unless you are lucky.
Regardless, we’re here to assist you discover one and help you to evolve Porygon when you’ve obtained an Upgrade item.
Pokemon Go: How to get a Pokemon Go Upgrade?
The main way to earn an Upgrade within Pokemon Go would be to spin PokeStops & Gyms as well as claim the prizes, as there is a 1% chance of getting an Evolution Item.
Also, claiming the 7th Day Streak Bonus increases your chances of earning an Evolution Item, so keep logging in and spinning these PokeStops every day.
Other ways for Upgrading in Pokemon Go:
How to get Porygon2 within Pokemon Go?
For evolving Porygon into Porygon2, you’ll need 50 Porygon Candy as well as a spare Upgrade item. Once you have the needed materials, select your favourite Porygon from your collection, appraise its stats, then click ‘Evolve’ to witness the animation.
Getting an Upgrade within Pokemon Go seems challenging, but since Porygon seems to be the only type that requires this Evolution Item, you should only need one. When collecting Porygon in the wild, use Pinap Berries to double the quantity of Candy you earn. Use whatever extra Rare Candy you already have.
January's Community Day has ended, but another one is just around the corner. Pokemon Go is holding its first Community Day Classic this Saturday, Jan. 22. Unlike last weekend's event, this one is essentially a rerun of an older Community Day, giving players another chance to get a previously featured Pokemon and special move. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming event.
Community Day Classic hours
The Community Day Classic takes place on Saturday, Jan. 22. Unlike this month's regular Community Day, this event only runs for three hours, from 2 to 5 p.m. local time.
Featured Pokemon: Bulbasaur
As mentioned, the Community Day Classic gives players another chance to catch a previously featured Pokemon, and the star of this weekend's event is Bulbasaur, one of the series' original three starter Pokemon.
Throughout the event, Bulbasaur will appear in the wild more frequently than usual, making this a good opportunity to stock up on Bulbasaur candy. You'll also have an increased chance of finding a Shiny Bulbasaur during the event.
Event move: Frenzy Plant
Along with Bulbasaur, players will have another opportunity to get a previous Community Day move during this weekend's event. Any Ivysaur that you evolve into Venusaur will learn the event-exclusive Charged Attack Frenzy Plant. You'll have until 7 p.m. local time (two hours after the Community Day ends) to evolve Ivysaur and learn the special attack.
On top of increased Bulbasaur spawns, a few in-game bonuses will be active throughout the Community Day Classic. First, you'll earn triple the usual amount of XP for catching Pokemon during the event. Second, any incense and lure modules you use will remain active for three hours rather than their regular duration. Finally, you'll be able to grab 30 free Ultra Balls from Pokemon Go's item shop.
Community Day research and item bundle
In addition to the free bonuses, Pokemon Go will offer a new paid Special Research story called Bulbasaur Community Day Classic. To access it, you'll need to purchase a virtual ticket from the in-game item shop for $1. The shop will also have a special Community Day item bundle on sale. The bundle costs 1,280 PokeCoins and includes the following:
In the meantime, Pokemon Go is kicking off a Power Plant event on Jan. 19, while the mythical Pokemon Genesect is back in five-star raids until Jan. 24. You can catch up on everything else happening in the game this month in our January events roundup.
First published on Jan. 4, 2022 at 10:25 a.m. PT.
On January 19th, a Pokémon GO player posted on Pokémon GO subreddit "The Silph Road", showing off his latest discovery — he had traded 100 Pokémon with a friend and they all turned "Lucky".
"Lucky" is a rare, but much-desired type of buff in the game, which has about a 5% chance of happening during a trade, and gives the Pokémon higher IVs and makes it cost half the Stardust to powerup.
Unsurprisingly, this windfall was not what Niantic wanted to see, and they put trading on pause to investigate.
There are a few things that can increase the rate of getting Lucky Pokémon in a trade, like owning a Pokémon for more than a year, or trading with a "Lucky Friend" — a rare occurrence that guarantees your Pokémon will be lucky, with a 5% chance of happening when you interact with a Best Friend for the first time that day.
There was also a promotion that allowed players to get a 100% chance of a Lucky trade, but the circumstances were limited. It would only happen for Pokémon caught in the first two months of the game's existence, July and August 2016, and the trainer sending the Pokémon must have done 10 or fewer trades. In short, it was aimed at lapsed players who had given up the game after the first frantic months of Pokémon GO's success.
But all of these methods, even combined, do not result in 100 Lucky Pokémon trades, making this occurrence an unintended bug.
Unsurprisingly, players are not pleased at another instance of Niantic taking swift action when the bugs affect their bottom line, but not when the bugs benefit them.
Now that the first of this month’s Pokemon GO Community Day events are in the rear view, many trainers are looking ahead at what is to come next. Obviously there’s still the game’s first ever Community Day Classic to get through, but beyond that it is almost time to start looking forward to what February will have to offer.
As trainers are looking to the future, it’s not surprising that the Pokemon GO devs (and dataminers) are, as well. The latest datamined code includes all kinds of hints and previews about what is on the horizon for the mobile AR game in the near future. In addition to the quest text for Community Day Classic, there are some other interesting lines of code related to some upcoming Pokemon forms, a new kind of bonus, and some Lunar New Year event details.
As always, it’s important that trainers keep in mind that none of this intel has been confirmed by Niantic. Often the datamined information is accurate and hits the game in this form, but since it is not live there, there’s always the chance it will be tweaked and changed before it officially goes live. The datamine was a pretty large one, so the following breakdown only includes the most exciting portions for trainers who are looking for a recap...
The code suggests that two new forms are on the way for Alcremie and a Normal Forme Deoxys. At this point, there are no hints about how the new Alcremie form changes might be triggered in Pokemon GO.
New Stardust Bonuses
As it always has been, Stardust is still one the game’s most precious resources, so the idea of a new way to earn it is going to be very exciting for a lot of players…
Lunar New Year Event Details
Nothing too exciting to note here, aside from the fact that the Lunar New Year Event seems like it is going to feature a Catch and Friendship Challenge. More details on the challenge are sure to arrive closer to the event kickoff.
There were no hints about timing of the official releases for any of the features or bonuses mentioned above. Trainers should keep an eye on the official channels and the game's update log for mroe details on when each item is going to hit the live environment.
Players should learn much more about exact details of other activities throughout the Season of Heritage. Be sure to check back in the near future for more Pokemon GO strategy guides, news, and updates. Until then, good luck out there, trainers!
The last weeks of January in Pokémon Go will wrap up with the Power Plant event, featuring several Electric and Steel-type Pokémon for trainers to capture in the wild. A new Pokémon joining the game is Helioptile, the generator Pokémon. If you capture it during the event, you’ll have the chance to evolve it into Heliolisk. In addition, nefarious forces in Pokémon Go, Team Rocket, have caught wind of the mysterious door being opened by Professor Willow in the primary story. They will be making an appearance during the second half of the event.
Helioptile will be appearing in the wild much more frequently during the event, and you can also catch it by completing specific Field Research tasks. Helioptile is an Electric and Normal-type Pokémon, making it to Fighting and Ground-type moves, but it’s resistant to Electric, Flying, Ghost, and Steel-type attacks. Traditionally, you’d evolve Helioptile into Heliolisk using a Sun Stone, but that won’t be the case for Pokémon Go.
Team Rocket has been dormant and is keen to jump into the Power Plant event to cause trouble. The story is set to unravel on January 24, so before then, we have no exact details on what they will be doing or how they will be involved in the event. We’ll learn more information before the Power Plant event ends on February 1.
Other Pokémon appearing in the wild during the event include Magnemite, Grimer, Voltorb, Electrode, Electabuzz, Porygon, Jolteon, and Trubbish. Many of these Pokémon, including Emolga, will also be viable for capture by completing Field Research tasks players acquire from PokéStops.
For those who prefer raiding, Genesect (Shock Drive) also appears for the event. It’s a five-star raid, so we strongly recommend you work together with other players to take it down and capture it. This version of Genesect is unique because it has the move techno blast as an Electric-type move. Genesect will be leaving five-star raids on January 24 and replaced by Regice, the Ice-type legendary.
The Power Plant event will be happening from January 19 to February 1.