How to get Audino in Pokémon Go

Audino is making their Pokémon Go debut, but catching them is not an easy task

Image via Niantic, Audino via Bulbapedia

New Pokémon are always cropping up in Pokémon Go, giving players a chance to add to their extensive collection. Sometimes the Pokémon come in massive waves, and other times, they’re small splashes in an ever-growing lake. The latest edition to Pokémon Go’s pool of choices is Audino, the Hearing Pokémon.

The release of Audino happens alongside the mobile game’s 2020 Valentine’s Day event. Both Audino and Alomomola became available due to their unique pink coloration. Audino is a Normal-type Pokémon, making it weak to Fighting-types, and immune to Ghost-types. It does not have an evolution, but it does have a Mega Evolution in the handheld Pokémon games.

Audino will not be an easy Pokémon to catch. During the Valentine’s Day event, it’s going to be rare for players to encounter it from Feb. 14 to 17, but everyone does have a chance. To increase your chances, the lure modules last for up to six hours rather than the standard half-hour, so if you plan to hang around a particular PokéStop during the event, you can toss one of those on to capitalize on the extended time.

This process will not be the case forever, though, and we don’t know if Audino will remain available following the Valentine’s Day event. We could expect to see Audino entering the regular rotation after, and even see them available in specific eggs. But for now, keep your eyes alert for them from Feb. 14 to 17, and make sure to learn about the event to plan out your strategy to add them to your collection.