The Water Festival Beach Week event is a limited-time event in Pokémon Go that celebrates the water-type Pokémon.
It features increased spawns of water-type Pokémon, new Field Research tasks, and debuts highly anticipated Sandygast and Pallossand. Players may also have a chance to catch Shiny Clauncher for the first time.
Sandygast can be found as a reward for completing Field Research tasks and a one-star raid boss. Pallosand can only be obtained by evolving Sandygast, which requires 50 Sandygast Candy.
The event is now live and began on June 6 and will end on June 12, 2023. The event features both field research tasks and timed research tasks for trainers to complete and get rewards.
Field Research Tasks and Rewards
The field research tasks are 7 in total and feature a variety of rewards from Pokemon encounters to Mega Energy. Here are the field research tasks with their rewards.
|Catch 5 Water-type pokemon||10 x Poke Ball or 5 Great Ball|
|Catch 15 Water-type Pokemon||Frillish encounter (Shiny Available)|
|Catch 25 Water-type Pokemon||Sandygast encounter (Shiny Unavailable)|
|Make 5 Nice Throws||Clauncher encounter (Shiny Available)|
|Make 5 Great Throws||Binacle encounter (Shiny Available)|
|Make 10 Great Throws||30 x Blastoise or Swampert Mega Energy|
|Hatch an Egg||Scarf Lapras encounter (Shiny Available)|
Timed Research Tasks and Rewards
Event-exclusive timed research tasks can be unlocked by players for $5 or its equivalent in their local currency. The timed research will expire after June 12 at 8 pm local time. However, players do not have the ability to purchase tickets using Pokecoins. The tickets will be available from June 6 at 10 am to June 11 at 8 pm at the in-game store.
Here are the timed research tasks along with their rewards:
STEP ONE OF TWO
|Timed Research Tasks||Rewards|
|Catch 10 Water-type Pokemon||1000 x Stardust|
|Make 5 Nice Throws||10 x Poke Ball|
|Transfer 5 Pocket Monsters||5 x Great Ball|
|Use 5 Berries While catching Pokemon||10 x Razz Berry|
|All tasks completion rewards||1000 x Stardust or XP|
STEP 2 of 2
|Timed Research Tasks||Rewards|
|Catch 15 Water-type Pocket Monsters||1000 x Stardust|
|Make 5 Great Throws||15 x Poke Ball|
|Transfer 10 Pocket Monsters||10 x Great Ball|
|Use 10 Berries while catching Pokemon||5 x Pinap Berry|
|All tasks completion rewards||Surfer Pose and Sandygast encounter|
Global Challenge Goal and Bonuses
The Global Challenge goal for the Water Festival Beach Week event in Pokémon Go is to throw 300 million Nice Throws. If Trainers around the world can complete this goal, there are very rewarding bonuses:
Global challenge bonuses
- Nice, Great and Excellent Throws get a chance to grant increased candy.
- Trainers who have attained level 31 and above have a higher chance of obtaining candy XL after successfully capturing Pokemon using Nice, Great or Excellent Throws.
The Water Festival is in full swing in Pokémon Go, and there’s a new Spotlight Hour event happening this week. On Tuesday, June 6th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM local time, Krabby, Kabuto, Corphish, Clauncher, and Crabrawler will be spawning more frequently in the wild. During this time, you’ll also earn 3x Catch XP for every Pokémon you catch.
Here are the pocket monsters featured:
All Wild Pokemon Encounters
1 Star to Mega Raids
3 Star Raid Bosses
|Three-star raid bosses||Shiny Availability|
|Lapras wearing a scarf||Available|
Region-Specific 5 Star Raid Bosses
|Five-Star Raid Boss||Region||Shiny Availability|
|Mesprit||Europe, Africa, Middle East, India||Available|
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Mega Raid Boss
|Mega Raid Boss||Date||Shiny Availability|
|Mega Swampert||June 1 to June 15||Available|
|Mega Sceptile||June 15 to June 29||Available|
Source: Pokemon Go Live