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Get ready to make a splash! The official Pokémon GO blog has announced that a Water Festival is about to kick off in the world of Pokémon GO. Starting today, Pokémon GO players will be more likely to encounter water type Pokémon like Squirtle, Totodile and even Gyarados! Even more exciting, players will be able to pick up a brand new item for their avatars, the Magikarp hat!

The Water Festival event kicks off today at 1:00 PM PST and runs through March 29th. You can check out the full announcement below! Happy hunting!


Get ready to make some waves in Pokémon GO! There’s a global Water Festival in progress, and Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and friends are looking forward to celebrating with you! Starting today at 1 P.M. PDT, you’ll be more likely to encounter Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions all around the world. Additionally, when you’re out exploring areas where Water-type Pokémon more commonly appear, you’ll have a greater chance to encounter several of the Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, and maybe… you might even encounter Lapras.

Also, starting later today, you’ll notice a new avatar wardrobe item—the Magikarp Hat!

The Pokémon GO Water Festival is a limited-time celebration and will come to an end on March 29, 2017, at 1 P.M. PDT, so get outside and GO catch some Water-type Pokémon!

—The Pokémon GO team

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