All Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Research tasks and rewards

It’s time to celebrate the Carnival of Love in Pokémon Go, which means certain flashy, pink Pokémon will be appearing more frequently. Coupled with new Timed Research, there’s plenty of content to enjoy—with a few restrictions.

Running from Feb. 13 to 15 at 8pm local time, Pokémon like Oricorio, Luvdisc, Flabébé, and Quaxly will be more prevalent, with Oricorio even debuting its Shiny variant for lucky encounters. Additionally, bonuses like Furfrou’s Heart Trim availability and an increased chance of earning Candy XL while walking with your Buddy Pokémon are in effect.

As part of this event, there’s a new Collection Challenge, special bonuses, and even an Elite Raid featuring the debut of the Legendary Enamorus in its Incarnate Forme.

But to fully enjoy the Carnival of Love, it’s essential to focus on the various research options available.

Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Paid Timed Research guide: All tasks and rewards

The only non-Field Research available during the Carnival of Love event is a paid, $1 Timed Research ticket centered around Spinda. This follows Niantic’s recent trend of introducing paid research in nearly every event this year.

Carnival of Love Timed Research tasks and rewards page one

  • Make a Great Curveball Throw
  • Spina (Heart Pattern) encounter
  • Make two Great Curveball Throws in a row
  • Spina (Heart Pattern) encounter
  • Make three Great Curveball Throws in a row
  • Spina (Heart Pattern) encounter
  • Make four Great Curveball Throws in a row
  • Spina (Heart Pattern) encounter
  • Make five Great Curveball Throws in a row
  • Spina (Heart Pattern) encounter

Total Rewards: Two Incense, 5,000 XP, and 2,500 Stardust

All Pokémon Go Carnival of Love Field Timed Research tasks and rewards

Research TaskPotential Rewards
Catch five PokémonSnubbull encounterStufful encounter
Catch 10 PokémonLuvdisc encounterFurfrou encounterOne Sinnoh Stone
Make five Great Curveball Throws in a rowSpina (Heart Pattern) encounter
Earn a Candy with your BuddyRoselia encounter
Spin five PokéStops or GymsFive Poké Balls
Trade a PokémonClamperl encounter

This marks the final Pokémon Go event before Go Tour: Sinnoh festivities commence for the remainder of February, although Arceus won’t be part of it. Don’t forget to complete the remaining Timeless Travels content before it becomes unavailable too.

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