The Water Festival 2018 event recently concluded in Pokémon GO. During the latest in-game event, players were encountering increased appearances of Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp and Wailmer, the Pokémon GO debut of Shiny Shellder, which naturally evolves into Shiny Cloyster. Also featured were Field Research tasks highlighting Water-type Pokémon, 3x Stardust for catching Water-type Pokémon, 2 km Eggs with Pokémon such as Totodile, Mudkip and Corphish, as well as Double Candy and Stardust for every Egg hatched. Raid Battles were also featuring powerful Water-type Pokémon for the duration of the celebration, including the return of the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre. In addition, if you challenged Kyogre during the event and came out victorious, there was a chance you encountered its rare Shiny form for the first time.
Bonus Candy from the Water Festival made it easier to evolve Magikarp and Wailmer into Gyarados and Wailord, respectively. Multiple new Raid Bosses were also available. Shellder, Magikarp, Omanyte, Wailmer were Level 1 Raid Bosses; Croconaw and Marshtomp were Level 2 Raid Bosses; Starmie, Vaporeon and Sharpedo were Level 3 Raid Bosses; Walrein was a Level 4 Raid Boss; and the Legendary Pokémon Kyogre was a Level 5 Raid Boss. Three new boxes were available for purchase via the in-game store as well:
- Special Box – six Incense, two Incubators and three Premium Raid Passes for 480 PokéCoins
- Great Box – four Incubators, eight Lucky Eggs, eight Premium Raid Passes and six Lure Modules for 780 PokéCoins
- Ultra Box – 12 Incense, 10 Super Incubators, 12 Premium Raid Passes and 18 Star Pieces for 1480 PokéCoins
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has released AR screenshots for Lapras, Kyogre, Wailmer, Whiscash and Octillery: