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!!!!!

Alolan Exeggutor is now available!!!

Trainers,

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! are coming to the Nintendo Switch in November 2018! Once released, Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region that you have caught in Pokémon GO can be brought into these two new Nintendo Switch games. In celebration of this announcement, Alolan Exeggutor will now appear all over the world in Pokémon GO! This is the first Alolan form of a Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to arrive in Pokémon GO. Keep an eye out for this Pokémon’s tall and stately presence all over the world, where it will appear more often for a limited time. Enjoy, Trainers, and stay tuned for more news about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! soon.
—The Pokémon GO team

Funny story…

I had to work late last night, and WhySoSalty was chilling at home.  After I got home, we ate dinner and watched a bit of Doctor Who.
I opened my PoGo (which I hadn’t played for most of the day due to work) and saw there was a forced update.  I do the update and open the game…
and **GASP!** “Alolan Exeggutor!  Come on, let’s go play!”

So we rush out in our pajamas and slippers, at 10:30pm, and go catch like 40 something Alolan Exeggutors each.

We also got some funny AR+ pics.  Maybe we’ll show you those sometime…

I hope you all are getting these Exeggutors!

“Leave No Stone Unturned…” -Adventure Week Announcement!!!

Trainers,
Adventurous new research is on tap during an exciting in-game celebration! Starting on May 24 at 1:00 P.M. PDT, unique Field Research will be available with some exciting rewards, including a Raid Battle appearance by Pokémon such as Aerodactyl.

Throughout the celebration, Rock-type Pokémon such as Geodude, Lileep, and Nosepass will appear more frequently in the wild. There are also incentives to trek around: your Buddy Pokémon will earn Candy 4× faster throughout the event! Plus, you’ll receive extra XP for spinning the Photo Discs at PokéStops or Gyms—up to 10 times the usual amount if this is your first time encountering a unique PokéStop or Gym!

Fortune favors the bold, Trainers, so join this adventure before it ends on June 5. Get up and GO!

—The Pokémon GO team

https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/adventureweek2018/

It’s about time they gave us this announcement!!!  I know WhySoSalty and I will be out grinding the event as soon as it goes live.

  • Unique field research
  • Aerodactyl raid boss
  • Rock-type spawns increased (Geodude, Lileep, Nosepass, etc)
  • Buddy earns candy 4x faster
  • Extra XP for spinning Pokestops or Gyms
    **up to 10 times if it’s the FIRST encounter with a PokeStop or gym!!!

Can’t wait for 4pm EDT!

Alolan Pokemon Announcement!

https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/alolakanto-pokemon/

Trainers,
Sunny days are ahead! Whether your forecast calls for rain or shine, we’re celebrating all around the world by introducing some special Pokémon from the tropical Alola region to Pokémon GO. Get ready for some of the Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region to appear in their Alolan forms! These unique variants were first seen in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, and they will make their way to Pokémon GO in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for news related to this exciting change—and don’t forget to tell your friends! Stay safe, and happy exploring!

—The Pokémon GO team

Ummmmmm, who else is excited about this unexpected announcement??!?!?!!!