Pokémon GO Announces Surprise Global Water Festival Increasing Lapras and Gyarados Spawns

Niantic Labs, makers of the popular Pokémon GO mobile game, surprised their users with a “Water Festival” event on Wednesday. Highly sought after Pokémon like Lapras and Gyrados will be easier to find from today, March 22 to March 29, 2017.

Plus: You can get a Magikarp hat for your avatar!

Source: Niantic

Source: Niantic

From Niantic:

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!

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