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Pokemon Go: Content Update for February, 2022

Intro

March 2021 Research Breakthrough

Research Start Research End
February 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST March 1, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST

Espurr is.... definitely a thing. It's basically useless in all current game-modes for Pokemon Go, so scoring a high-IV or otherwise ideal-IV individual isn't a huge deal for the most part. Still, at least Shiny Espurr will be available.

Five Star and Mega Raid Bosses

Raids Start:  February 9, 2022

Raids End: February 16, 2022


All Regirock caught during this window will know the move Earthquakewhich it can't normally earn.

Raids Start: February 16, 2022

Raids End: February 19, 2022


All Registeel caught during this window will know the move Zap Cannonwhich it can't normally earn.

Raids Start: February 16, 2022

Raids End: February 19, 2022


Shiny Deoxys - Normal Form will be available

Raids Start: February 19, 2022

Raids End: February 22, 2022


Shiny Deoxys - Attack Form will be available

Raids Start: February 22, 2022

Raids End: February 25, 2022


Shiny Deoxys - Defense Form will be available

Raids Start: February 25, 2022

Raids End: March 1, 2022


Shiny Deoxys - Speed Form will be available

Raids Start: February 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Raids End: February 26, 2022 at 9:30 p.m.


This raid selection will be for Pokemon Go Tour: Johto. On this entire day, Deoxys: Speed Forme will not sparn.

Mega Raids

Raids Start: February 1, 2022

Raids End: February 15, 2022

Raids Start: Febauary 15, 2022

Raids End: March 1, 2022

Spotlight Hours

Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Evolution XP
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch Stardust
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch XP
Spotlight Period Bonus
Tuesday, February 22, 2021, 6:00-7:00 p.m. local time 2x Catch Candy

February Events

While it's likely that this is not a complete list, Niantic has given us information on at least a few upcoming events:

Event Schedule
Event Event Start Event End
Lunar New Year February 1, 2022 February 7, 2022
Valentine's Day February 10, 2022 February 14, 2022
Go Tour: Johto Leadup Event February 18, 2022 February 25, 2022

Other Updates

Free Raid Passes

This one is actually fairly important: from February 16 to March 1, players will be able to spin Gyms to get up to 2 free passes per day. This could be especially useful given the limited availability yet high performance of Deoxys: Defense, and/or the soloability of Deoxys: Attack given strong counters.

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