In the lovey-dovey spirit of Valentines, augmented reality monster catching game Pokémon Go is making pink coloured monsters appear more often.
Game maker Niantic says until Feb 22, 5am local time, pink coloured Pokémon like Clefairy, Hoppip and Luvdisc will pop up in the wild, while Chansey and Porygon will appear more frequently in Raid Battles.
Certain pink Pokémon will hatch more frequently from 7km Eggs.
The game encourages users to walk by making it a game mechanic, where users have to reach certain amount of walking to hatch rare Pokémon from eggs.
A few more rewards include making Lure Modules – which make users more attractive to wild Pokémon – last six hours instead of 30 minutes, while all monsters caught will earn players double the candy.
There will also be a Community Day event this weekend, featuring ice-type Pokémon Swinub which can learn the exclusive charge attack Ancient Power.
Evolving Swinub to its ultimate version Mamoswine will require the special item Shinnoh Stones, so Niantic is making them easier to collect with up to five to be earned by having player-versus-player battles and an additional five by battling the Team Leaders.
Catching Pokémon during the event on Sunday 11am-2pm Malaysian time will also net the bonus of triple the Stardust.
In conjunction with the event, a new feature will also be rolled out: stat boosts. "Starting this Saturday during Swinub Community Day, certain Charge Attacks will have a chance to trigger stat boosts in Trainer Battles.
"These stat boosts will persist on the affected Pokémon until they either faint or are switched out of battle," says Niantic, on its Pokemon Go blog.
The first moves to receive this update include Ancient Power, Ominous Wind and Silver Wind, where the Pokémon using the attack stands a chance to raise its Attack and Defence temporarily.
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