Get ready to soak up some extra sun: The Water Festival is making its return in Pokémon GO today! A whole slew of activities and bonuses await, starting at 1 p.m. PT:

  • Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Wailmer, and even Shiny Shellder (its first appearance in the game) will start appearing more frequently in the wild.
  • Take part in the event and you’ll find new Field Research tasks ready and waiting for you.
  • You’ll receive 3x Stardust for catching all Water-type ‘mon.
  • Those 2km Eggs you’ve been hoarding can now hatch Totodile, Mudkip, and Corphish. You’ll earn 2x Candy and Stardust for every Egg hatched.
  • Raid Battles will sport some mighty powerful Pokémon, including Legendary Kyogre — and keep in mind that catching it will provide you with the chance to acquire its shiny form.

You have until June 21st at 1 p.m. PT to take part in this splashy event. So what are you waiting for? Go out there and get ’em, Trainers!


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Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.