Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International today revealed Pokémon GO’s next in-game celebration, the Pokémon GO Water Festival.
From March 22 at 1:00 P.M. PST until March 29 at 1:00 P.M. PST, Trainers will be more likely to encounter Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions around the world.
Trainers will also have a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, which recently began appearing in the game, when exploring areas where Water-type Pokémon more commonly appear.
To coincide with the festivities, Trainers will also have access to a new avatar wardrobe item, the Magikarp Hat.
Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth!
Now’s your chance to discover and capture the Pokémon all around you—so get your shoes on, step outside, and explore the world. You’ll join one of three teams and battle for the prestige and ownership of Gyms with your Pokémon at your side.
Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!
Search far and wide for Pokémon and items
Certain Pokémon appear near their native environment—look for Water-type Pokémon by lakes and oceans. Visit PokéStops, found at interesting places like museums, art installations, historical markers, and monuments, to stock up on Poké Balls and helpful items.