Pokémon GO’s Water Festival returns for 2022 and brings the debuts of Lapras wearing a scarf, Dewpider, and Araquanid
Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, May 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time
Lapras wearing a scarf, Dewpider, and Araquanid make their debuts in Pokémon GO!
For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Binacle!
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 Water-type Pokémon to earn a bonus for everyone!
Global Challenge: Catch 600,000,000 Water-type Pokémon
Global Challenge bonus reward: 2× Candy for catching Pokémon
Season of Alola Special Research: Poni Island Special Research
The Season of Alola’s fourth Special Research story will be available on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time
Learn more about this Season’s Special Research at the Season of Alola website.
Timed Research focused on catching Pokémon will be available throughout the event!
Complete the research to earn 50 Gyarados Mega Energy, 1,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust, and encounters with Lapras wearing a scarf and Dewpider.
The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.
The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.
The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.
Field Research task encounters
The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.
New avatar items
Celebrate the Water Festival with wonderful new avatar items! You can snag them from the in-game shop during the event—but don’t worry, they’ll be available after the event ends, too!
- Water Festival Scarf
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—The Pokémon GO team