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Pokemon Go Lovely Wishes Timed Research: What path should you choose?

Pokemon Go added a new Timed Research with its Valentine’s Day event and players are wondering what path they should choose.



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The Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day event brought new creatures, quests, and Timed Research challenges. Once you pick your path, you can’t go back, so here’s everything you need to know about Lovely Wishes Timed Research.

Pokemon Go is celebrating its Valentine’s Day event that includes a new Timed Research quest called Lovely Wishes. Players have to pick one of three possible paths and get special quests done before the end of the event on February 14 so here’s everything you need to know about the Lovely Wishes research.

Page One of this Timed Research is pretty straightforward. Lovely Wishes requires players to catch five Pokemon, spin three PokeStops or Gyms, and Power Up Pokemon five times. After that, it’s time to choose a path.

What are the three research paths in Pokemon Go Lovely Wishes?

Pokemon Go players can choose between one of these three options: Catching Pokemon, Using Daily Adventure Incense, or the Pokemon Candy path. Different players might have different objectives during the Valentine’s Day event, so here’s a more detailed explanation of what these paths can get you.

  • The Catching Pokemon path grants 2x XP for catching Pokemon during the Valentine’s Day event.
  • The Using Daily Adventure Incense path gives you an additional 15 minutes of Daily Adventure Incense use during the Valentine’s Day event. In other words, Daily Adventure Incenses will last 30 minutes until February 14.
  • The Pokemon Candy path grants 2x Candy for catching Pokemon during the event.
Pokemon Go Mega Gardevoir
The Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day event is live until February 14.

If you want to earn lots of XP as fast as you can, the Catching Pokemon path should be your choice. If you want to increase the chances of catching some of the featured Pokemon this season, like the Galarian Legendary Birds, you should go with the Daily Adventure Incense. The Pokemon Candy path is worthy if you’re looking to evolve some of the event-featured Pokemon.

Pokemon Go Lovely Wishes tasks for each path

Once Pokemon Go players choose one of the three paths detailed above, they’ll have five new research tasks to complete before the end of the Valentine’s Day event. Four of them are common to all paths:

  • Catch 10 Pokemon.
  • Catch 25 Pokemon.
  • Catch eight different species of Pokemon.
  • Send 25 gifts to friends.

Additionally, each path has a unique fifth task. This is what you’ll get based on your choice:

  • Catching Pokemon path: Earn 25,000 XP before February 14.
  • Daily Adventure Incense path: Catch 15 Pokemon while using the Daily Adventure Incense.
  • Pokemon Candy path: Use 25 Pinap Berries to help catch Pokémon.

Whatever path you choose, you have until February 14 to make the most of it. The Pokemon Go Valentine’s Day event is featuring Mega Raids with its newest addition, Mega Gardevoir.

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Image Credit: Niantic / The Pokemon Company