Pokémon Go is diving into summer with the return of last year’s Water Festival. This time, the event will include several Water-themed goodies and even new shiny Pokémon.
According to Niantic’s latest blog post, trainers will see increased spawns of Magikarp and Wailmer across the globe, as well as the introduction of the shiny version of Generation I’s Shellder. There will also be new Field Research tasks themed after Water-type Pokémon available from June 7th at 1 p.m. PT to June 21st at 1 p.m. PT.
With Ho-Oh leaving raid battles on June 7th, Niantic has also revealed Generation II’s Kyogre will be returning to Legendary raids for the duration of the festival. Unlike its last raid appearance, trainers will have the chance to catch its shiny variant. Those that encounter the pink color-swapped iteration of the Water-type Legendary should make sure to catch it for their collection.
The increased spawns and return of Kyogre aren’t the only bonuses for the event, though. Every Water-type Pokémon caught will award three times more Stardust than usual, and 2km egg hatches will net double candy and Stardust.
Apart from the new event, players are still waiting to see which of the Alolan forms will make their way into the mobile game next. Niantic debuted the Generation I variants with Alolan Exeggutor recently, but since then, there haven’t been any updates on which Pokémon will come next. Perhaps with the current celebration of water, we’ll see the introduction of the Ice-type Alolan Vulpix.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live