Niantic just announced on the Pokemon GO blog that the Water Festival will start to at 1 PM PDT (4PM EDT). As you’d expect from the name, water Pokemon such as Squirtle, Magikarp, Totodile, and other water types and their evolutions will have increased spawn rates until March 29 at 1PM PDT. They also hint that Lapras will spawn more frequently! Lapras has been that one gen 1 Pokemon that many trainers are still missing. Now is the time to go out there and get one…or two…or ALL THE LAPRAS!
That’s not all. You will also see a new wardrobe item. Get ready to wear the Magikarp hat…If it doesn’t cost coins I might wear it for a bit. Nothing could be worse than the 10,000 coin top hat.
There will also be a Pokemon GO app update. It will be version 0.59.1 for Android and 1.29.1 for iOS. Of course there will be minor text fixes, but the best part is your 7th consecutive PokeStop spin is guaranteed to drop an evolution item! This was happening when gen 2 first dropped, but it stopped a short while later. There is a rumor that if you get an evolution item, remember that time and spin a stop at the same time the next day to get another one. It works for some people and not for others, but at least we are guaranteed to get one every 7 “first spin of the day” spins.