A ‘water festival’ event will occur in ‘Pokemon Go’ for one week. (Niantic)

Niantic Labs has just announced a new special event in Pokemon Go.

As the game company revealed on its social media channels on Wednesday, this afternoon, a “water festival” will begin. This means that for a week-long period, you will be more likely to encounter water Pokemon, namely Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions.

The announcement also notes that in areas where water Pokemon already spawn, over this next week, players will be more likely to encounter generation two water Pokemon, in addition to Lapras.

Finally, a special Magikarp hat will be available in the avatar wardrobe starting today.

This event starts on Wednesday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and it concludes on Wednesday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Here is the full announcement from Niantic:


Get ready to make some waves in Pokémon GO! There’s a global Water Festival in progress, and Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and friends are looking forward to celebrating with you! Starting today at 1 P.M. PDT, you’ll be more likely to encounter Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions all around the world. Additionally, when you’re out exploring areas where Water-type Pokémon more commonly appear, you’ll have a greater chance to encounter several of the Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, and maybe… you might even encounter Lapras.

Also, starting later today, you’ll notice a new avatar wardrobe item—the Magikarp Hat!

The Pokémon GO Water Festival is a limited-time celebration and will come to an end on March 29, 2017, at 1 P.M. PDT, so get outside and GO catch some Water-type Pokémon!
—The Pokémon GO team

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