A recent report has confirmed that the Water Festival event of Pokemon Go’s is returning next week. Pokemon.com today announced that Pokemon Go is scheduled to host a program on August 23rd, the program which will be a Water-themed event will feature three new Shiny Pokemon, increased spawns of Water-type Pokemon, and the return of the Sinnoh Lake trio of Legendary Pokemon. There are reports that the players throughout the event will get double the amount of candy for hatching eggs, with Water-type Pokemon hatching from more eggs.
“Pokemon included in the event include Magikarp, Wooper, and Wailmer, all of which will spawn more often in the wild. Certain rarer Pokemon like Wartortle, Poliwhirl, Lapras, and Piplup will also appear more often in water biomes, which is a bit unusual as event spawns aren’t usually limited to one type of location.”
Pokemon Go, in one of the statements, also announced that the Shiny variants of Carvanha and Barboach would also appear in the wild. Both Carvanha and Barboach are common Water-type Pokemon, but Carvanha also evolves into Sharpedo, which is a pretty popular Pokemon.
During the Water Festival which will be organized by the Pokemon, Go Raids will also get an overhaul, as several Water-type Pokemon will be returning as Raid Bosses, including Vaporeon, Blastoise, and Lapras. There are reports that there will be special Legendary Raid Hour event on August 28th from 6 PM to 7 PM local time and during the event, Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf will also return as Raid Bosses.
The Water Festival, which will start on August 23rd is one of the major events that Pokemon Go is organizing in order to introduce the first Shiny Pokemon of the game. In 2018, the event returned and increased Candy for hatching Pokemon from eggs.