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Pokemon Go Carnival of Love brings Shiny Oricorio

Trainers, February is all about love, and so are Niantic and Pokemon Go.

Niantic and Pokemon Go are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a special in-game called Carnival of Love. Carnival of Love brings a lot of interesting stuff, and a new Shiny Pokemon, Shiny Oricorio. This event offers a lot, so we suggest checking all the details below.

Carnival of Love

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Event Bonuses

  • Increased chance of receiving Candy XL when walking with your buddy
  • Two guaranteed Candy XL for evolving Pokemon

Give your Furfrou a fresh trim!

For the duration of the Carnival of Love event, you’ll be able to change your Natural Form Furfrou to Heart Trim Furfrou!

How to Change Furfrou’s Form?

Follow these steps to change Furfrou’s Trim.

  • Find Furfrou in your Pokemon Storage, tap it to check its summary, and then tap the Change Form button to bring up a menu that lists the available trims.
  • Select your preferred trim.
  • Changing your Furfrou from one trim to any other trim will cost 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.

Wild encounters

The following Pokemon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Snubbull
  • Skitty
  • Luvdisc
  • Red Flower Flabebe
  • Blue Flower Flabebe
  • Yellow Flower Flabebe
  • Furfrou
  • Baile Style Oricorio
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio
  • Pa’u Style Oricorio
  • Sensu Style Oricorio
  • Stufful
  • Quaxly

Also, for the first time in Pokemon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Oricorio, if you’re lucky!

  • Baile Style Oricorio: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio: Appearing in the Americas
  • Pa’u Style Oricorio: Appearing in African, Asian, Pacific, and Caribbean islands
  • Sensu Style Oricorio: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region

Flabebe with differently colored flowers will also appear in the wild depending on where you are in the world:

  • Red Flower Flabebe: Appearing in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabebe: Appearing in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Yellow Flower Flabebe: Appearing in the Americas

If you’re lucky, you might encounter White Flower Flabebe and Orange Flower Flabebe, no matter what region you’re in.

Some Trainers might even encounter the following!

  • Roselia
  • White Flower Flabebe
  • Orange Flower Flabebe

Field Research task encounters

Event-themed Field Research tasks will be available.

The following Pokemon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks:

  • Snubbull
  • Roselia
  • Spinda with a heart pattern
  • Clamperl
  • Luvdisc
  • Furfrou
  • Stufful

Collection Challenge

A Carnival of Love–themed Collection Challenge is coming! Complete the Collection Challenge to receive XP, Stardust, and an encounter with Roserade.

New avatar item

The following avatar item will be available to purchase in the in-game shop during this event and will continue to be available after the event ends!

  • Luvdisc Tambourine Pose

PokeStop Showcases

Be on the lookout for Showcases at different PokeStops during the Carnival of Love event where you can enter event-themed Pokemon. Trainers will be able to enter their biggest Buddy Pokemon! Please note that Buddy Pokemon must be a Great Buddy or higher to be entered in the Showcase.

Exclusive bonus for Trainers in Brazil

Trainers located in Brazil can look forward to earning twice the XP for catching Pokemon during the Carnival of Love event in celebration of Brazilian Carnaval!

Paid Timed Research

For US$1.00 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency), you’ll be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.

Timed Research rewards include the following:

  • Stardust, XP, and two Incense
  • Five encounters with Spinda with a heart pattern

Please note that Timed Research expires. The tasks associated with this Timed Research must be completed and their rewards must be claimed before Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. local time.

Trainers will be able to purchase and gift tickets to any of their Pokemon GO friends whom they have achieved a Friendship level of Great Friends or higher with. Please note that purchases, including those made for other Trainers, are non-refundable (subject to applicable law and the exceptions outlined in the Terms of Service). Tickets cannot be purchased with PokeCoins.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hello everyone! My name is Dejan, but you can call me Mr.D. I enjoy all video games, especially Apex Legends, Pokemon Go, and Spider-Man. A husband and father of two who also goes to the gym often and does Crossfit. I got inspiration for gaming exactly 8 years ago, and I've been writing gaming news for 7 years. I hope that you will find all the answers to your questions regarding gaming on our site. Stay healthy, and love each other!

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