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Valentine’s Day 2023 has begun in Pokémon Go, adding new Shiny forms and Mega Gardevoir to the mobile game alongside some bonuses. As usual, the event also features a bunch of tasks you can complete to claim some rewards.

Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day 2023 contains a Timed Research called Lovely Wishes, which not only allows you to choose between three different paths, each harboring a unique bonus, but has several encounters with Frillish in store as well – that gives you additional opportunities to meet the brand-new Shiny version.

A few exclusive Field Research tasks are also included and feature several Pokémon that provide extra Stardust when caught, making them more lucrative for you.

Here are all Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day 2023 research tasks you can complete for rewards.

Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day 2023 tasks: Lovely Wishes Timed Research

The Lovely Wishes Timed Research is available from February 8, 2023, at 10am local time, until February 14, 2023, at 8pm local time. It’s a relatively short questline, so it should be easy for you to complete it entirely during this timeframe.

Lovely Wishes Step 1 of 2

  • Catch 5 Pokémon: Pokéball x15
  • Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms: Great Ball x10
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times: Silver Pinap Berry x2
  • Complete all tasks in this step: Stardust x500, XP x500, Lucky Egg x1

Choose a Research Path

  • (Yellow) Double Catch XP
  • (Red) Double Daily Adventure Incense duration
  • (Blue) Double Catch Candy

Lovely Wishes Step 2 of 2

  • Catch 10 Pokémon: Frillish (female)
  • Catch 25 Pokémon: Frillish (male)
  • Catch 8 different species of Pokémon: Frillish (female)
  • Send 25 Gifts to friends: Frillish (female)
  • (Yellow) Earn 25,000 XP: Frillish (male)
  • (Red) Use Daily Adventure Incense to help catch 15 Pokémon: Frillish (male)
  • (Blue) Use 25 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon: Frillish (male)
  • Complete all tasks in this step: Frillish (male), Lure Module x1, Ultra Ball x25 (Red Path only)

Both male and female Frillish can be Shiny.

Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day 2023 tasks: Field Research

Field Research tasks are available from spinning PokéStops during the duration of the event.

  • Make 5 Great Curveball Throws in a row: Spinda (heart pattern)(s)
  • Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms: Litleo(s) or Hippopotas(s)
  • Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms: Alomomola(s), Chansey(s), or Audino(s)
  • Send 3 gifts and add a sticker to each: Luvdisc(s)
  • Open 5 gifts: Morelull or Combee(s)
  • Earn 3 hearts with your buddy: Pikachu(s), Eevee(s), or Ralts(s)
  • Earn 10 hearts with your buddy: Frillish (male)(s) or Frillish (female)(s)

Pokémon marked with (s) may be found in their Shiny forms.

Some of these tasks are fantastic for getting a lot of Stardust: Morelull and Combee from the “Open 5 gifts” task grant additional Stardust when caught, with Morelull awarding 500 and Combee awarding 750. Audino from “Spin 10 PokéStops or Gyms” even grants 2,100 Stardust per catch, though this task also has two other potential rewards.

Storing these tasks (you can save up to 100 Field Research tasks without claiming the reward by fleeing from the encounter) and claiming the reward when a Stardust bonus is active will enable you to farm the resource at an amazing rate. February 14, 2023, will be your next big opportunity for this: Woobat Spotlight Hour on that day doubles your Stardust gains from catching Pokémon. If you also activate a Starpiece during that time, you can boost your gains even more.