Pokemon Go Water Festival 2022

Date + Time

Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, May 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. local time

Pokémon debuts

Lapras wearing a scarf, Dewpider, and Araquanid make their debuts in Pokémon GO. The Legendary Pokémon Tapu Fini, guardian deity of Poni Island, will also be appearing in raids. For the first time in Pokémon GO, you’ll be able to encounter Shiny Binacle.

Global Challenge

Available from Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT –7), to Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 1:00 a.m. PDT (GMT –7)

A Global Challenge will be happening throughout the Water Festival event! Work with other Trainers around the world to catch a wave of Water-type Pokémon to earn a bonus for everyone!

Global Challenge: Catch 600,000,000 Water-type Pokémon

Global Challenge bonus reward: 2× Candy for catching Pokémon

Season of Alola Special Research: Poni Island Special Research

The Season of Alola’s fourth Special Research story will be available on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time

Timed Research

Timed Research focused on catching Pokémon will be available throughout the event!

Complete the research to earn 50 Gyarados Mega Energy, 1,000 XP, 1,000 Stardust, and encounters with Lapras wearing a scarf and Dewpider.

Wild encounters

The following Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild.

  • Tentacool
  • Slowpoke
  • Goldeen
  • Staryu
  • Magikarp
  • Marill
  • Lotad
  • Surskit
  • Carvanha
  • Wailmer
  • Tympole
  • Binacle
  • Dewpider
  • Poliwhirl
  • Mantine
  • Alomomola


The following Pokémon will be appearing in raids.

One-Star Raids

  • Qwilfish
  • Wailmer
  • Spritzee
  • Helioptile
  • Rockruff

Three-Star Raids

  • Alolan Raichu
  • Lapras wearing a scarf
  • Feraligatr
  • Azumarill
  • Ludicolo

Five-Star Raids

  • Tapu Fini

Mega Raids

  • Mega Blastoise


The following Pokémon will hatch from 7 km Eggs.

  • Psyduck
  • Azurill
  • Mantyke
  • Mudkip
  • Feebas
  • Binacle
  • Staryu
  • Clamperl

Field Research task encounters

The following Pokémon will be available to encounter when you complete Field Research tasks.

  • Magikarp
  • Carvanha
  • Wailmer
  • Luvdisc
  • Binacle
  • Dewpider
  • Lapras wearing a scarf
  • Marill
  • Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Gyarados Mega Energy

Event bonuses

  • Rainy Lure Modules activated during the event will last for two hours.
  • 2× Candy from hatching Eggs.
  • Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs.

New avatar items

Celebrate the Water Festival with a new avatar item: The Water Festival Scarf!

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