Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022: New Pokemon, Wild encounters and more

The Water Festival in Pokemon GO returns in 2022, bringing with it the debuts of Lapras with a scarf, Dewpider, and Araquanid! The ever-popular Water Festival will run from Thursday, May 12, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:00 p.m. local time, bringing with it a new and thrilling costume Pokémon, a new shiny Pokémon, and two new Alola area Pokémon in Pokémon GO!

New Pokemon in Water Festival 2022

Lapras wearing a scarf, Dewpider, and Araquanid make their debuts in Pokémon GO! The Legendary Pokémon Tapu Fini, the guardian deity of Poni Island, will also be appearing in raids! Moreover, you can use 50 Dewpider Candy to evolve Dewpider into Araquanid. Also along with all these, for the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Binacle!

New Global Challenge

Available from Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT –7), to Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1:00 a.m. PDT (GMT –7), a Global Challenge will be happening throughout the Water Festival event! Work with other Trainers around the world to catch a wave of 600,000,000 Water-type Pokémon to earn a bonus of 2× Candy for catching Pokémon for everyone!

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022
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The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022
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The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022
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Field Research task encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022
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New avatar items and Event Bonuses

Celebrate the Water Festival with wonderful new avatar items! You can snag them from the in-game shop during the event as they’ll be available after the event ends, too! Also, there will be event bonuses available as well – Rainy Lure Modules activated during the event will last for two hours, 2× Candy from hatching Eggs, and Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs.

Are you excited to participate in the Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022? Let us know in the comments section below!

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