Pokémon GO Water Festival Event Starts On August 23rd

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Niantic has announced that the Pokémon GO Water Festival will soon make a return, with Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp and Wailmer appearing more frequently in the wild.

The event will run until 1pm PDT on Friday 23rd August until 1pm PDT on Friday 30th August. In that time, Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and Finneon will appear more frequently in the wild when you’re near water.

There’s even the chance that you may encounter Shiny Carvanha or Shiny Barboach, and Water-type Pokémon will hatch more often from Eggs.

Along with that, Kingler and Crawdaunt will be able to learn the Water-type Charged Attack Crabhammer, while Blastoise, Vaporeon, Lapras, and more will appear in Raids.

And then, from 6pm – 7pm on Wednesday 28th August, you will be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star Raids in their respective regions.

That’s not all, either. During the Water Festival event, you will earn twice as much Hatch Candy, and, if you have a Water-type Pokémon as your Buddy, the distance to earn Buddy Candy will be halved.

Alex Seedhouse
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