Nerd Rage - Update
Adorable and Pink
February 17th, 2017
It's Valentine's Day and cute, pink Pokemon are everywhere in Pokemon Go!
Well...it was Valentine's Day. And there was an event.
And of course now they're onto newer, more exciting events, but this week's comic is about the Valentine's event!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we couldn't think of a sweeter time to double the amount of Candy you'll earn every time you catch, hatch, and transfer Pokemon. Your Buddy Pokemon is also getting into the Valentine's Day spirit and will find Candy twice as fast!
Throughout the celebration, you'll notice that Chansey, Clefable, and many other adorable pink Pokemon will be encountered more frequently in the wild. Cleffa, Igglybuff, and Smoochum will also be more likely to hatch from Eggs. And to help you paint your town pink this Valentine's Day, Lure Modules will last for six hours for the entire duration of the event.
This limited-time celebration will only be available from 11:00 A.M. PST on February 8, 2017, to 11:00 A.M. PST on February 15, 2017, so grab your valentine, get out, and explore the world around you!
-- The Pokemon GO team
On the first day of the event it was like the skies opened up and a storm of Clefairy rained down. And then it kept raining until their bodies filled the streets and clogged the drains. While Clefairy was not my first pick, other trainers reported finding Chansey, Lickitung, and Porygon. I was personally hunting for a Jigglypuff with better stats before evolving into a Wigglytuff, but I was willing to catch Celfairy. At the very least, I was excited at the prospect of catching the remaining 200 Pokemon needed for my Fairy-type badge.
The second day of the event, someone at Niantic clearly said "Whoa, too many Clefairy," and just like that the event was dialed back. And instead I got the regular mix of local wildlife with a couple extra Exeggcute. Exeggcute wasn't an uncommon find here in the first place.
And while I caught a few Lickitung and Slowpoke, I never even saw a Chansey pop up on the scanner.