Pokemon GO Water Festival Event Makes It Easier To Catch Lapras And Gyrados

Are you yearning for a Gyrados? Are you dying to catch a Lapras? Water pokémon will abound over the next few days thanks to Pokémon GO’s worldwide Water Festival.

Pokémon trainers will be able to find more water type pokémon over the next few days. The official announcement hints that in particular Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions, Gyarados, Wartortle, Blastoise, Croconaw and Feraligatr will appear more frequently. It also seems like there will be more opportunities to catch a Lapras, an Ice/Water pokémon.

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Trainers will also be more likely to find Generation II Johto region water pokémon in “areas where Water-type pokémon more commonly appear” (i.e. real-life lakes, rivers, streams, etc.). It is currently unclear whether combo pokémon like Wooper (Water/Ground) will be appearing more frequently. To top everything off, trainers can purchase a Magikarp Hat for their avatars.

This particular Pokémon GO event is rather unique. It is not based on a traditional holiday, but is instead in honor of World Water Day. World Water Day was created by the United Nations in 1993 in order to celebrate the miracles of water, help others who suffer in the midst of water crises, and plan for the future management of water. This is also the first Pokémon GO event without any microtransaction offers. Most Pokémon GO events attempt to lure players in with promises of extra XP, Stardust, candy, or lure time.

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The event comes on the heels of the game’s most current update. This past February, Pokémon GO introduced Gen II pokémon, as well as evolution items needed to evolve certain pokémon. For example, trainers would need to find a “dragon scale” at a PokéStop in order to evolve their Seadra to a Kingdra. Many people have complained that these evolution items are simply too uncommon and several devout trainers have yet to even acquire one evolution item. The game was patched yesterday to make evolution items a guaranteed drop for weekly streaks.

The Water Festival starts today at 1pm PDT and ends Wednesday, March 29th at 1pm PDT.
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