Dive Into Pokemon GO’s Water Festival Starting August 23

Dive Into Pokemon GO’s Water Festival Starting August 23

Pokemon GO has announced the return of an annual event as the summer comes to an end.

This event is none other than Water Festival which will feature more frequent spawns of Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and Finneon. Time to evolve those Feebas!

Water Festival is just a week away and has a few bonuses aside from celebrating Water-Type Pokemon. Check out the full announcement below to learn about changes to raids, hatch candy, and more features of this event.

Trainers,

Time to make a big splash! Even if you don’t live near the water, you can look forward to Water-type Pokémon coming to you soon in Eggs, raids, Field Research, and the wild.

That’s right—the long-awaited Water Festival is back!

Date + Time

  • Friday, August 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT until Friday, August 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT

Features

  • Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Wooper, Wailmer, and more will appear more frequently in the wild.
  • The following Pokémon will be appearing more frequently in the wild around water: Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and Finneon.
  • Water-type Pokémon will hatch more often from Eggs.
  • Kingler and Crawdaunt will be able to learn Crabhammer, a Water-type Charged Attack that is newly available in Pokémon GO.
  • If you manage to surf the waves of luck, you might encounter Shiny Carvanha or Shiny Barboach!

Raids

  • Water-type Pokémon like Blastoise, Vaporeon, Lapras, and more will appear in raids.
  • On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, you’ll be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star raids in their respective regions!

Bonuses

  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • If you have a Water-type Pokémon as your Buddy, the distance to earn Buddy Candy will be halved.

There’s no need to swim or use a fishing rod to encounter these Pokémon, Trainer. All you have to do is get up and GO!

—The Pokémon GO team