February is always a busy month for Pokémon franchise and Pokémon Go won’t change that. Niantic has confirmed at least five events for the month, including the Lunar New Year event and Pokémon Go Tour: Johto.
To go Tour: Johto is the top event of the month, with players purchasing tickets to the event choosing between the following routes sorted based on Gold Pokémon or Silver. Each path will feature version-specific Pokémon, while Special Research will have players encounter Celebi.
Throughout the month, Niantic will add a Season of Heritage bonus as the story ends. This means that players will get an increased Candy XL and double the experience from hatching Eggs.
Several new shiny Pokémon are also being added to the game, with Niantic confirming Epurr and Deoxys will be available in changed colors for the first time. Epurr is considered a February Research Breakthrough, so you’ll likely encounter it often.
Deoxys will return to five-star raids in a new spin that will allow players to encounter all of its forms, starting with the Normal Forme from February 16 to 19. Here’s the full schedule. for those rotations.
- Normal Form from February 16th to 19th
- Attack Forme from February 19 to 22
- Defense Forme from 22nd to 25th February
- Speed Forme from February 25 to March 10
Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh will also return to five-star raids but only as part of the series. To go Tour: Johto on February 26.
There’s even a small feature update released in February that will introduce some visual-only changes to Gyms and PokéStops, making them appear slightly different from those of the gym. View them from within 40 meters, 80 meters or out of range.
For other events taking place in February, the Lunar New Year celebration will run from February 1 to 7, while the Valentine’s Day event will run from February 10 to 14. Hoppip community was confirmed on February 12th and To go Tour: The Johto Leadup event is scheduled from February 19-25. Details of those events will be shared in the coming weeks.
https://dotesports.com/news/shiny-deoxys-go-tour-johto-and-more-headline-pokemon-gos-february-lineup Shiny Deoxys, Go Tour: Johto, and more Pokémon Go titles in February