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Pokémon GO’ Water Festival ended yesterday

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Written by Kamil Arli

According to the Express.co, the Pokemon Go Water Festival may have come to an end, but you can still catch a Shiny Magikarp and Gyarados.

Niantic confirmed as much in a recent statement, telling fans that the Shiny variants were still out there.

“The Water Festival has come to an end, but rare golden Magikarp are still out there. Keep an eye out,” reads a Niantic post.

Unfortunately, however, the end of the Water Festival means you’re less likely to come into contact with the likes of Magikarp – unless you do your Pokemon hunting near a stretch of water.

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Shiny one is pretty slim

And even if you do find lots of Magikarp Pokemon, the chances of finding a Shiny one is pretty slim.

If it’s anything like the regular Pokemon games, then the shiny capture rate is one in every 4,096 encounters.

With the Water Festival over, Pokemon Go developer Niantic can move on to the next in-game event.

While the date and theme of the next event remains a mystery, the introduction of Shiny Pokemon gives Niantic endless opportunities to keep fans engaged.

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Each new event could coincide with the release of a new shiny Pokemon, and give players a better chance of catching that particular Pokemon by increasing spawn rates – much like the Water Festival.

With big updates (like the Gen 2 drop) so few and far between, these mini festivals are a great way of filling in the gaps.

However, it seems more likely that Niantic will hold a new event for Easter Sunday, which lands on April 16.

Something to do with eggs seems likely, although nothing has been confirmed so far.

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Pokemon Go has been given a new update this week, as Niantic makes some much needed bug fixes to the Android version.

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“Trainers, Pokémon GO is being updated to version 0.59.2 for Android with minor bug fixes,” reads a Niantic tweet.

It appears a range of new UI bugs and game crashes were introduced in 0.59.1, which is why version 0.59.2 released so quickly after.

However, some fans are still reporting issues, so perhaps another update is required.

Even more disappointing is that dataminers were only able to uncover details of two new sponsors and not the next event.

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Kamil Arli

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