Yesterday was World Water Day, where the world is trying to draw attention to the water crisis 1.8 billion people around the globe are facing. The lack of clean drinking water has been an ongoing concern for many third-world countries, and the UN is trying to raise awareness on the issue each year, on March 22.
Coincidentally, the folks at Niantic also seem to thinking about water. Though in a different way. The Pokemon GO Water Festival started yesterday at 1:00 PM PST / 4 PM EST.
The events will run until March 29, 1 PM PST. During the Water Festival, you will have more of a chance to see Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions around the world. Because water! And if you are in an area where Water-type Pokemon are more common, you will be able to see an increased spawn rate of Gen 2 water Pokemon. This is great news for players, but let’s be aware of the water issue on our planet as well. That’s serious stuff.
There will also be new avatar items like the Magikarp Hat for you to wear. The best news is that you will have a better chance of getting Lapras and Gyarados, so be on the hunt people.
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