Over 589 Million Magikarp Were Caught In Pokémon GO Water Festival Event

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Niantic has announced that more than 589 million Magikarp were caught during the Pokémon GO Water Festival event that ran until the end of March.

The event had increased the odds that players would encounter several Water-type Pokémon that were first discovered in the Johto region, as well as Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and Lapras.

There was also a free Magikarp hat that you could pluck from the Wardrobe for your avatar to wear, and, more significantly, Niantic secretly added Shiny Magikarp – which opened a chance to evolve the Fish Pokémon into Shiny Gyarados.

This marks the first time that Shiny Pokémon can be found in the location-based game, with the expectation that more will become available in the coming months.

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