That’s right people, this isn’t a drill; the Pokemon GO Worldwide Bloom event has begun. The event started at approximately 4:30 PM (PST) on May 5th, and, as the name suggests, revolves around grass-type Pokemon.
The event itself is actually quite small, and aside from the Pokemon Day “Partychu” event, it might be the tiniest event wen’t had yet. The only advertised features of the event were an increased spawn rate for grass-type Pokemon, and 6 hour long Lure Modules. The event will run until Monday, the 8th of May. Here’s everything you need to know about the event:
First of all, grass-type Pokemon are spawning like crazy. More specifically; Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Paras, Parasect, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Bellossom, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, and Sunflora have had their spawn rates boosted.
Second, Lure Modules are lasting for 6 hours instead of 30 minutes. This is the same feature that came with the Valentine’s day event, but we’re certainly not complaining! In total, your Lure Modules will be lasting for 12x longer than usual, which means it’s time to get outside and camp out at those Poke Stops!
Third (and finally), shiny Bulbasaur hasn’t been spotted in-game. I know; everybody was expecting shiny Bulbasaur to be released with this event, but sadly, we were all wrong. Pokemon GO has millions of players, and not a single one has come forward with a legitimate shiny Bulbasaur, which means that as of right now, shiny Bulbasaur is not available in-game.
However… Just because shiny Bulbasaur isn’t in the game right now, doesn’t mean it won’t be released tomorrow or towards the end of the event. The Bulbasaur pictured in the promotional material does appear to be shiny, which means Niantic could still have something planned for us after all.
And there you have it, that’s everything there is to know about the Pokemon GO Worldwide Bloom event! Take advantage of this event and make sure you catch as many Tangela as possible (they’re fantastic prestigers), and be on the lookout for shiny Bulbasaur!
What do you think about the Pokemon GO Worldwide Bloom event? Are you enjoying this mini-event? Or do you think Niantic were being stingy by only giving us a weekend-long event? As always, let me know what you think in the comment section below!
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