Water Festival Event 2018 has seriously knocked my socks off!

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



Confirmed shinys for this event:

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!!!!!

Discussion – Community Day, what we’d like to see in the future

We all know that tomorrow, May 19th 2018, is Charmander’s chance to shine with Community Day.  We also know that the next two Community Day dates have been announced: June 16 and July 8.

Chances are pretty good that July’s star of Community Day will be Squirtle, the last Gen 1 starter to be featured. But who will get to be June’s glorified Mon?

Some speculate that it’ll be Larvitar. (I kinda hope it is!)
I think it’d be fun to get Slakoth or Ralts or Lotad Community Days, but they have yet to feature a Gen 3 Mon…

Let’s discuss: who do you think will (or want to) have their day in the spotlight?

Possible Adventure Week Leak

This photo was found on Twitter and was taken from a Japanese website. I don’t want to build false hype but it says that Adventure Week 2018 will start on May 19 – May 26. Now it’s very unlikely that they would start a new event during the weekend of community day but anything is possible. Last community day was overlapped by the Kanto event so it’s not completely out of the question.

Everyone must remember that all these are just apparent “leaks”. There is no confirmation about any of this. There has been a Email circulating about the return of Adventure Week and to stay tuned for more details. The email looked rather legitimate and was posted in a few different languages by a handful of Redditor’s.  Not sure if there is any validity to these leaks and emails but I would honestly enjoy the return of Adventure Week. I enjoyed it last year and would love to experience it again.

That’s all for now Be safe and happy hunting adventurers!

Possible In Game Chat??

So after the latest version not only was the game updated but so was the TOS. It seems that we now have to give them permission to collect user names and messages sent to others. Well up to this point we have had no way to send messages so this seems like a bit of foreshadowing. We may see the rollout of an in game chat soon.

Now if they decide to do it like the one in Ingress then it will have a slide bar that adjusts the range of the chat. It would have an option to chat with people that are only in your immediate area and then it can be adjusted all the way to a global chat.  I think this will be a great new feature especially for organizing raids. I know that a lot of people have FB Messanger groups or Discord’s that they use for communication already but I think this will be a great feature when traveling to a new city. You could use this to get in contact with the local Pokémon communities and be able to join them in raids and ask them where the best areas are to hunt.

All in all I am just happy to see Niantic rolling out new features and keeping the game alive and well. I think this will be a great addition if in fact implemented and I look forward to chatting with everyone on it.