While we eagerly anticipate the next major update to the game, Legendaries *ahem* Gen2 *ahem ahem*, Niantic just communicated that that the Pokemon GO Valentine event will come as early as today!
Official announcement –
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we couldn’t think of a sweeter time to double the amount of Candy you’ll earn every time you catch, hatch, and transfer Pokémon. Your Buddy Pokémon is also getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit and will find Candy twice as fast!
Throughout the celebration, you’ll notice that Chansey, Clefable, and many other adorable pink Pokémon will be encountered more frequently in the wild. Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will also be more likely to hatch from Eggs. And to help you paint your town pink this Valentine’s Day, Lure Modules will last for six hours for the entire duration of the event.
This limited-time celebration will only be available from 11:00 A.M. PST on February 8, 2017, to 11:00 A.M. PST on February 15, 2017, so grab your valentine, get out, and explore the world around you!
Is this enough to sway disappointed trainers back into the fray? We’ll see this coming week, but something big has to happen soon other than holiday events to keep players interested. We’re staying optimistic.