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Water Festival 2022

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Article by Brian Tien

The Water Fest is back again! Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are right on Summer's doorstep, with many of us enjoying summer-like weather already. Now is the time for us to cooldown, and how better than with a little water? We've got a lot going on for this event, so let's get into it!

Event Start Event End
May 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time May 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Time Until Start
  • 2x Hatch Candy and increased Hatch XL Candy
  • Rainy Lure Modules last 2 hours
  • Dewpider and Araquanid will make their grand debut in Pokemon Go
  • Lapras will be available wearing a scarf
  • Shiny Bianacle and Barbaracle will be available for the first time
  • A global challenge focused on catching a grand total of 600,000,000 (six hundred million) Water Type Pokemon will be available, with a 2x Catch Candy reward for completion.
  • The Poni Island Special Research line will be available.
  • A timed research line will be available that rewards Mega Gyarados Energy, Stardust, XP, and encounters with Scarf Lapras and Dewpider.
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available in the wild:
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available in raids
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available from 7km eggs
  • A special selection of Pokemon will be available from Field Research Tasks, as well as Mega Gyarados Energy and Mega Blastoise Energy
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Gamepress writer with a focus on theorycrafting and gameplay optimization with a background in business management and freelance writing.  A bit of a hermit, but also an outdoors enthusiast who loves cycling and hiking. Long-time Gamepress fan who is very proud to be a part of the team.

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