Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022 Wild Encounters

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The Pokemon GO Water Festival for 2022 will begin on May 12, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Until May 20, players will have a chance to run into some familiar, and unfamiliar, slippery faces in their Wild Encounters.

Pokemon GO Water Festival 2022 Wild Encounters

The following Pokemon will have increased spawn rates for the duration of the Water Festival:

  • Binacle
  • Carvanha
  • Dewpider
  • Goldeen
  • Lotad
  • Magikarp
  • Marill
  • Slowpoke
  • Staryu
  • Surskit
  • Tentacool
  • Tympool
  • Wailmer


With the exception of Dewpider and Surskit, all of these Pokemon will have a chance to be shiny. This is the first time Binacle has a chance to be shiny in Pokemon GO. To learn more about Shiny Pokemon in PokemonGO, check out this article.

And if you're lucky, you may run into these three Pokemon as well:

  • Poliwhirl
  • Mantine
  • Alomomola

Mantine and Alomomola have a chance to be shiny, but Poliwhirl does not.

This event introduces Dewpider, and its evolution Araquanid, into Pokemon GO. Players will only be able to catch Dewpider in the wild, but if you gather 50 Dewpider Candy, you'll be able to evolve your new 3-legged friend into its 6-legged form.