Pokemon GO brings back Water Festival, adds two new Pokemon, raids, bonuses

Pokemon GO brings back Water Festival, adds two new Pokemon, raids, bonuses
Pokemon GO developers announced recently they have decided to bring back the long-awaited Water Festival this year. The event will take place next week between August 23 and August 30, and includes new Pokemon, raids, and bonuses.

Throughout the entire Water Festival event, players will notice that water-type Pokemon like Magikarp, Wooper, Wailmer, and more will appear more frequently in the wild. The same goes for the following Pokemon which will appear more frequently in the wild around water: Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Seaking, Lapras, Qwilfish, Mantine, Lotad, Feebas, Piplup, Buizel, and Finneon.

Moreover, water-type Pokemon will hatch more often from eggs, but if you're really lucky, you'll also find two new Pokemon – Shiny Carvanha and Shiny Barboach. Some of the Pokemon will be able to learn new abilities during the Water Festival. For example, Kingler and Crawdaunt can learn Crabhammer, a water-type charged attack that is newly available in Pokemon GO.

As far as raids go, on August 28, from 6 pm to 7 pm local time, players will be able to encounter Uxie, Mesprit, or Azelf in five-star raids in their respective regions. Also, water-type Pokemon like Blastoise, Vaporeon, Lapras, and more will appear in raids.

Finally, there will be a couple of bonuses during Water Festival, such as 2x Hatch Candy and less distance needed to earn Buddy Candy for players who have water-type Pokemon such as their Buddy.

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