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Pokemon Go - a slew of new content to drop in February

Published: 16:53, 03 February 2020
Updated: 16:54, 03 February 2020
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Pokemon Go is getting some New Research Breakthrough encounters, new Pokemon debuts from the Sinnoh region and more. Team Go Rocket Research will give you a chance to rescue a Legendary Pokemon. Woobat with bonus Woobat Candies will be available as Research Breakthrough encounter.

Niantic has shared a preview of all the new content that is going to drop into Pokemon Go in February. The annual Valentine's day event will be accompanied by New Research Breakthrough encounters, new Pokemon debuts from the Sinnoh region (Tornadus, Audino, and Alomomola) and more.

Save Shadow Raikou from Giovanni

You'll get access to February's Team Go Rocket Special Research - A Professor's Work Is Never Done if you have completed your most recent set of Team Go Rocket Special Research.

The February event will ask you to defeat Team Go Rocket, its leaders, and Giovanni once again. This will grant you a chance to rescue the Legendary Shadow Pokemon Raikou. You'll want to complete the Research before the end of February however because Raikou will no longer be available after the short month is out.

For more information, please consult the .

February Research Breakthrough encounter

From 9:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday 1 February, until 9:00 p.m. GMT on Sunday 1 March 2020, the Bat Pokemon Woobat with bonus Woobat Candies will be available as Research Breakthrough encounter. The cute-nosed Psychic- and Flying-type Pokemon, originally discovered in the Unova region will be making its Pokemon Go debut.

Tornadus zooms into five-star raids

Tornadus, the Cyclone Pokemon, will be available in five-star raids starting at 9:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday 4 February. This Pokemon will also be making its Pokemon Go debut and it will stop appearing in the raids at 9:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Pokemon Go Legendary Pokemon

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Pokemon Go Legendary Pokemon

A Sinnoh region celebration event

From Friday 7 February at 8:00 a.m. to Monday 10 February at 10:00 p.m. local time, Pokemon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region will be appearing more often in the wild and in raids.

All 7 km Eggs obtained during the event will exclusively hatch several Pokemon from the Sinnoh region, including:

  • Budew
  • Combee
  • Bronzor
  • Gible
  • Riolu
  • Hippopotas
  • Mantyke

Event-specific Field Research tasks will reward you with encounters with Pokemon that were originally discovered in the region, as well as Sinnoh Stones. You might also encounter a Shiny Riolu or a Shiny Hippopotas. More details will be divulged soon.

Valentine's Day event details can be found .

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