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Pokemon Go Valentine’s Event 2019 | Bonuses, Date & Time

Published: 13/Feb/2019 21:03 Updated: 14/Feb/2019 22:04

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go Valentine’s event was confirmed in the Pokemon Go newsletter on February 7. Bonuses, date and time for the Valentine’s day event have now been confirmed.

Pokemon Go Valentine’s Event

As previously stated, and unsurprisingly so, the 2019 Valentine’s event features several pink Pokemon. These are Clefairy, Hoppip and Luvdisc as more regular spawns.

Additionally, Chansey and Porygon will appear more frequently in raid battles. Usually special events don’t differentiate between increased spawns and raid battles. As a result this is a feature we could see in future events.

The Pokemon with increased spawns are from each of the first three generations of Pokemon, respectively. Meanwhile, Chansey and Porygon are both from the original Kanto region. Consequently, the Valentine’s event won’t introduce any new gen 4 Pokemon directly.

The bulk of the event was previously leaked below.


The Valentine’s event includes the following bonuses:

  • Double Candy
  • Lures last for six hours for the duration of the event
  • Clefairy, Hoppip and Luvdisc will spawn more frequently
  • Chansey and Porygon will appear more frequently in raid battles

The Pokemon Go Valentine’s event has finally been announced!

Date and Time

The Pokemon Go Valentine’s day event has already started. Officially, it started at February 13, 1pm PST. That’s 9pm GMT and 4pm EST.

The event will finish February 21, 1pm PST. Once again that will be 9pm GMT and 4pm EST.

Therefore, the duration of the event is eight days. In comparison, the previous event, the Lunar New Year, lasted nine days.

Concurrent Pokemon Go Events

The increased schedule of events for Pokemon Go in 2019 means a lot of them are running concurrently.

The Valentine’s event will run alongside the shiny Meltan event and the upcoming February Community Day.


How to claim Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Published: 2/Dec/2020 13:15 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 13:17

by David Purcell


Pokemon Sword and Shield players can get their hands on some of the coolest free Mystery Gifts and if you would like to claim them, there are some tricks you need to know about. They do have deadlines, though, so act fast! 

With both expansions for Sword and Shield — The Isle of Armor & The Crown Tundra —  released, there’s nothing stopping us from opening some special presents in the Galar Region this year, with the chance to get ahold of a number of useful items for a limited time.

If you’re looking to catch ’em all in these Pokemon games, opening some mystery gifts will certainly help you along the way. So, let’s take a look at what you can claim and how it all works.

Crown Tundra with Glastier Spectrier on mountain
Pokemon Company
Glastier and Spectrier became available on October 22nd with The Crown Tundra expansion.

Mystery gifts mostly have different variants of PokeBalls in them, but recently actual Pokemon have been added to the mix.

How to get Mystery Gifts in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Mystery Gifts can be unlocked in a number of ways. Occasionally, there will be free codes linked to an event like a Pokemon anniversary or new release. Players can also unlock Mystery Gifts through Ranked Battles and in-game events.

Claiming your Mystery Gifts in Pokemon is easy, but it won’t be available until you complete the game’s first event in Slumbering Weald. This is where you encounter Sword or Shield’s legendary Pokemon for the first time.

Once you’ve done this, follow the steps below to claim your Mystery Gift:

  1. Load up Pokemon Sword or Shield.
  2. Open the game menu by pressing X and select Mystery Gift, with the pink present icon.
  3. Select the Get A Mystery Gift option.
  4. Choose which method you want to use to receive a gift. If you have a code, select the Get With Code/Password option.
  5. Collect your gifts and enjoy!
Pokemon / NintendoHere’s the menu you need to visit in order to redeem your Mystery Gift codes.

Pokemon will be added to your Party or your Pokemon Boxes if there’s no room. Fashion items can be found by visiting the fitting room of any in-game boutique. Non-fashion items will appear in your Bag.

You can see previously downloaded Mystery Gifts by choosing ‘Check Mystery Gifts’ in the menu.

Pokemon Sword & Shield Mystery Gifts (December)

There are currently no new active free Mystery Gift codes. We’ll update this section when we get any new information, so make sure you check back in the future.

Previous gifts included eight Pikachu hat variants to celebrate the release of The Crown Tundra. These were acquired by entering a series of codes, but they expired on November 30, 2020.

We’d expect more similar gifts to appear in the near future.

More free rewards in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Free Gigantamax capable Melmetal

Those who have played Pokemon Go are in luck, as transferring Pokemon between Pokemon Go & Pokemon HOME will allow you to open a Mystery Box in Sword & Shield containing a special Melmetal with Gigantamax capabilities!

Free Gigantamax capable Pikachu & Eevee

Those who have played Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu or Pokemon Let’s Go: Eevee and have saved data on their game can grab themselves a special version of the game case stars in the Galar Region.

Gigantamax Pikachu and Eevee
The Pokemon Company
Grab yourself a Gigantamax capable Pokemon for free!

You will receive a Pikachu or Eevee, depending on what title you played, that can transform into its Gigantamax form. You can collect that free gift inside the Wild Area’s train station. More information on how to do that in our guide.

On that bombshell, there we have it! Those are all of the ways we have found to receive a free mystery gift in Pokemon Sword and Shield. If we find any more, we’ll update this article with more codes and tricks.