Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Event: Heart Trim Furfrou, Featured Pokémon & Bonuses

Pokémon GO celebrates the Carnival of Love event in February 2024 with plenty of pink and heart-themed Pokémon.

Pokemon GO Carnival of Love Event

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It’s almost time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Pokémon Go style with the February 2024 Carnival of Love Event, featuring heart-shaped and pink Pokémon.

During this upcoming event, trainers can look forward to the debut of Shiny Oricorio, plus wild encounters with a variety of lovable Pokémon. Let’s dig into the details for Pokémon Go Carnival of Love event.

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When is the Pokemon GO Carnival of Love Event?

Pokemon GO Carnival of Love February 2024 event
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The Carnival of Love event in Pokémon Go takes place from Tuesday, February 13 at 10 AM local time to Thursday, February 15 at 8 PM local time.

During this time, trainers will encounter all sorts of pink, floral, and heart-patterned Pokemon to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Heart-Trim Furfrou During the Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Event

During the Carnival of Love event, trainers will be able to switch up their Furfrou’s look, changing Natural Form Furfrou to Heart Trim Furfrou.

To do this, trainers will need to have a Furfour in their Pokémon Storage and click into its summary information. From there, you will see a “change form” button, which will bring up the list of trims. Find the Heart Trim Furfrou option, available only during the Carnival of Love event, and spend 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust to change its form.

Wild Encounter Pokemon Carnival of Love Pokemon Go February 2024
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Pokémon Go‘s Carnival of Love event will feature the debut of Shiny Oricorio. Depending on which region you’re playing in, you’ll see a different style of Oricorio to Shiny hunt. Here are the Oricorio regions for the event:

  • Baile Style Oricorio: Europe, Middle East, and Asia
  • Pom-Pom Style Oricorio: The Americas
  • Pa’u Style Oricorio: African, Asian, Pacific, and Caribbean Islands
  • Sensu Style Oricorio: Asia-Pacific Region

In addition to Oricorio, Flabebe will also be making region-specific appearances during the event, with its flower color changing depending on where you’re located. The Flabebe locations during the Carnival of Love event are:

  • Red Flower Flabebe: Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • Blue Flower Flabebe: Asia-Pacific Region
  • Yellow Flower Flabebe: The Americas

Orange Flower Flabebe and White Flower Flabebe may also appear, regardless of region. Flabebe does not currently have a Shiny version in Pokémon Go.

In addition to these region-specific Pokémon, trainers will also have increased chances for wild encounters with the following event-themed Pokémon:

  • Snubbull
  • Skitty
  • Luvdisc
  • Furfrou
  • Stufful
  • Quaxly*

Some trainers may also encounter Roselia. All of these event Pokemon can be Shiny in Pokémon Go except those marked with an asterisk.

Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Event Bonuses

I won’t lie, the Pokémon Go Carnival of Love event is a little short on bonuses compared with some other events. The featured Pokémon are the focus this time around. That said, trainers will get these sweet candy-themed bonuses:

  • Increased chance of Candy XL when walking with your buddy Pokemon
  • Guaranteed two Candy XL for evolving Pokemon

Trainers in Brazil will also get an exclusive bonus in celebration of Brazilian Carnaval. These trainers will receive double XP for catching Pokémon during the Carnival of Love event.

Field Research & Paid Timed Research During the Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Event

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Event-themed Field Research tasks during the Carnival of Love event will lead to encounters with featured Pokemon, including:

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

Every one of these Field Research encounter Pokemon can be Shiny in Pokémon Go.

In addition to the Field Research, trainers can once again pay $1 USD (or local equivalent) to opt in for a Paid Timed Research during the event. The rewards for the Carnival of Love Paid Timed Research are Stardust, XP, and two incense, as well as five additional encounters with heart-pattern Spinda.

PokeStop Showcases, Collection Challenge, and New Avatar Items for the Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Event

Along with all the featured Pokémon and event bonuses, Carnival of Love will include PokéStop showcases for event-themed Pokémon.

There will also be a collection challenge, with rewards of XP, Stardust, and an encounter with Roserade.

Finally, Pokémon Go trainers who are hoping to get in the Carnival of Love spirit can purchase a new Luvdisc Tambourine Avatar Pose from the in-game shop.