Three shiny Kyogre at one raid?

First of all, let me tell ya… Mr. WhySoSalty has been quite salty about his lack of Shiny Kyogre.  (I got mine on day 1, remember?)
I’m on my way home from work yesterday and we’re discussing the T5 raid eggs that are hatching at such-and-such times. We make the plan for which 3 we are going to hit, even though they’ll have to be done fast to get all 3 in before the Kyogre’s despawn.

Raid 1.  There were maybe 15 of us there…(hard to remember exactly).

We complete the battle and I watch the countdown.  2282.  Not bad, but of course not perfect.
I hear a dear friend say they have the same CP Kyogre as well.  Cool!
Then I hear the same dear friend say that he got a shiny!
[Clicks to see my Kyogre]
Mine is also shiny!!!
Oh, but how do I tell Mr. Salty…
“I’m sorry… I don’t want to tell you this, but –”
“OH MY GOD!!! I FINALLY GOT MY SHINY!!!!!”
How cool is it that 3 of us got a Shiny Kyogre at the same raid?  And even cooler that two of us have the same CP? 🙂

Three shiny Kyogre at the same raid
Three shiny Kyogre at the same raid

Water Festival Event 2018 has seriously knocked my socks off!

Trainers,
It’s time to make a splash! Our Water Festival returns June 7 at 1:00 p.m. PDT, with Water-type Pokémon such as Magikarp and Wailmer appearing more frequently in the wild. Some lucky Trainers may even encounter a rare Shiny Shellder for the very first time during the event! Plus, enjoy Field Research tasks highlighting Water-type Pokémon until June 21 at 1:00 p.m. PDT.

Alongside increased appearance of Water-type Pokémon appearing all over the world, you’ll be able to earn 3× Stardust for catching Water-type Pokémon. Plus, 2 km Eggs will hatch exciting Pokémon such as Totodile, Mudkip, and Corphish—earn Double Candy and Stardust for every Egg hatched!

Raid Battles will also feature powerful Water-type Pokémon for the duration of the celebration, including the exciting return of the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre. And, if you challenge Kyogre during the event and come out victorious, there is a chance you’ll encounter its Shiny form!

So Trainers, dive on in to this water-focused event before it ends on June 21!

—The Pokémon GO team

https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/waterfestival2018/

GUYS!!!

Confirmed shinys for this event:
-Magikarp
-Wailmer
-Shellder
KYOGRE

Water-type research tasks… we’re speculating they’ll give us shiny Lapras in the same ways they gave us shiny Aerodactyl.

3x Stardust for catching water-types.
2KM eggs will be featuring more water types, and give you DOUBLE CANDY AND DOUBLE DUST.

This happens from 4pm EDT Today until 4pm EDT on June 21, so we get TWO WEEKS of this fantastic Water Festival Event!!!

Get those shinys and grind that dust!!!!!