Pokémon GO Woobat Available in February Research

Woobat will debut in Pokémon GO this month
Woobat will debut in Pokémon GO this month / The Pokémon Company, via Bulbapedia

Woobat will appear in Pokémon GO for the first time as the reward Pokémon for February's Research Breakthrough encounter. Here's what you need to know about it.

Pokémon GO Woobat Available in February Research

February's Research Breakthrough will offer players the chance to encounter Woobat from Saturday at 4 p.m. ET through that time March 1, giving them a full month to catch the Pokémon.

Woobat, the Bat Pokémon, is a dual Psychic- and Flying-Type Pokémon. It made its debut in Generation V. It was chosen as February's Research Breakthrough because of the heart shape of its nose, according to a Niantic blog post about February's special events.

"This Psychic- and Flying-type Pokémon uses the suction from its nose to stick to cave walls as it sleeps," Niantic wrote. "The heart-shaped mark it leaves on skin is said to bring good fortune, so we hope an encounter with Woobat will bring you not only good luck but also a new friend!"

Woobats encountered as Research Breakthroughs will also carry bonus Woobat Candies.

Woobat is weak to Dark-, Electric-, Ghost-, Ice-, and Rock-Type Pokémon.

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