Niantic’s very famous mobile game Pokemon Go is yet again coming up with new interesting Water-type Pokemon. Pokemon.com told the players today that Pokemon Go is coming up with a Water Festival 2019 which will begin on 23rd August and will go on till August 30th. The event will mainly focus on Water-type pokemon wherein the spawn for Water-type Pokemon will be more frequent. Moreover, three new Shiny Pokemon will be making their way into the game along with the Sinnoh Lake trio of Legendary Pokemon making a comeback. The number of candy received on hatching eggs will also be doubled with Water-type Pokemon hatching from more eggs.
Here’s the full announcement from Pokemon officials regarding the details of the Pokemon Go Water Festival 2019:
Full Announcement Text:
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 And Time:
- Friday, August 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT until Friday, August 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT
- 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!
- 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!
- 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
It would be really interesting to see how well this festival stands up to fans’ expectations.