Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge: This is how you complete the Collection Challenge and Valentine’s Day event field research assignments
The Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge is available during Valentine’s Day event in PokéPokémPokémona>rong>. As the name suggests, the event is all about Valentine’s Day!
To complete the Collection Challenge, you must catch specific Pokémon during the event. For the Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge, these are Pokémon from different generations and two Legendary Pokémon.
You can catch these Pokémon by beating them in raids, catching them in the wild, and by Valentine’s Day field research to do. During this event, the Gen 6 Pokémon Munna and Musharna can also be caught in Pokémon Go for the first time!
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List of Pokémon and Rewards for the Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go explained
The Valentin’s Day Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go requires you to catch 12 Pokémon from Gen 1, Gen 2, Gen 3, and Gen 5. It’s the hardest Collection Challenge we’ve seen yet, because a lot of you can only catch the Pokémon after defeating them in a raid.
These are the Pokémon to catch for the Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge:
- Nidoran – Female (in the wild)
- Nidoran – Masculine (in the wild)
- Espeon (three-star raids)
- Umbreon (three-star raids)
- Plusle (in the wild)
- Minum (in the wild)
- Volbeat (in the wild, one-star raids and field research assignments)
- Illumise (in the wild, one-star raids and field research assignments)
- Luvdisc (in the wild and 5km eggs)
- Latias (five-star raids)
- Latios (five-star raids)
- Alomomola (three-star raids and field research assignments)
Don’t forget, these Pokémon must be caught before they count towards the Valentin’s Day Collection Challenge. That means evolving an Eevee into an Espeon or Umbreon does not count towards the Collection Challenge!
Successfully complete the Valentin’s Day Collection Challenge will reward you with five Silver Pinap Berries, a Lucky Egg and an Egg Incubator.
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Tips for the Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge in Pokémon Go
Here are a few tips that will help you catch all of the Pokémon for the Valentin’s Day Collection Challenge:
- Since the majority of Pokémon for the Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge can be found in the wild, it’s a good idea to use Incense. This will increase your chances of encountering these Pokémon.
- You can also use a Lure Module to lure Pokémon to a PokéStop. Use the Magnetic Lure to increase your chances of seeing a Minum or Plusle or the Mossy Lure to lure the various Poison and Bug Pokémon.
- However, there are also several Pokémon that can only be captured by defeating them in raids, so if you still have some Remote Raid Passes, now is the time to use them.
- To capture both Latias and Latios for the Collection Challenge, you will want to build special teams to defeat them in raids. Try to make sure that none of the Pokémon on your team falls unconscious in battle, or you’ll get fewer Premier Balls.
- If you’re having a hard time finding Luvdisc in the wild, try hatching some 5km eggs. You can find these regularly during the Valentine’s Day Event.
- During the Valentin’s Day event there will be various field research assignments. These will reward you with a number of Pokémon from the Collection Challenge list. However, you may have to visit several PokéStops before you find the research assignment you want.
Field research for the Valentine’s Day event in Pokémon Go
During the Valentine’s Day event in Pokémon Go you will be able to collect various field research assignments. You must be given these assignments during the event, but there is no time limit on performing them. But since you will often be rewarded with a Pokémon you need for the Collection Challenge, we still recommend completing the assignments during the Valentine’s Day event.
Here are the Valentine’s Day event field research assignments and the rewards you will get for it:
- Send 3 Gifts to friends reward – chance to catch Illumise or Volbeat
- Use 5 Berries to catch Pokémon reward – chance to catch Ralts
- Win 2 raids reward – chance to catch Alomomola
- Catch 20 Luvdisc reward – chance to catch Alomomola
How the Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge works in Pokémon Go
Collection Challenges in Pokémon Go were first added in January 2021 and will run in conjunction with select in-game events. Each Collection Challenge requires you to catch certain Pokémon that occur more often than usual thanks to that event.
When you complete the Collection Challenge by catching all of the Pokémon, you’ll be rewarded with various items and progress towards your Elite Collectors medal.
The Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge runs together with the Valentine’s Day event and is therefore available from Sunday February 14 1pm to Thursday February 18 8pm.
Collection Challenges can be found under ‘Today View’, the screen that you can reach by tapping the field research button (the small binoculars) at the bottom right of the screen. Depending on what you viewed recently (field research or special research), you may have to scroll a bit to the left.
In Today’s View you’ll find a list of all the Pokémon you’ll need to catch for the Collection Challenge. If you catch a Pokémon from the Challenge, it will be ticked off the list here so that you can easily keep track of which Pokémon you have left.
It’s important to remember that evolving a Pokémon doesn’t count towards the Collection Challenge. So you can’t evolve Eevee into an Espeon or Umbreon and hope it’s okay. You really have to catch them.
And don’t forget, the Collection Challenge must be completed before the event ends! After that, the Challenge is gone forever.
Good luck in completing this Valentine’s Day Collection Challenge!
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