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Finally catch yourself a Lapras in the new Pokémon Go event!

Pokémon Go will be launching its next big in-game event later today, focused on catching water-type critters everywhere. From the official post on the subject:

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.

This event lines up well with an adjustment to the game's 7-Day Streak mechanic, promising an evolution item drop every time you complete a streak instead of just a random chance. The event lasts exactly seven days, which means if you are an active player every day until the 29th you'll not only have an arsenal of new water-type creatures to battle with but you'll also have a decent chance of evolving one into something even better.

Now get out there and catch yourself a Lapras. You deserve it.

Russell is a Contributing Editor at Android Central. He's a former server admin who has been using Android since the HTC G1, and quite literally wrote the book on Android tablets. You can usually find him chasing the next tech trend, much to the pain of his wallet. Find him on Facebook and Twitter

9 Comments
  • yippee.
  • I came across laparas in the first week of pokemon go launching...
  • I have hatched a pretty nice one, never seen one in the wild.
  • Me neither, I have hatched a couple though. First Pokémon I hatched that was actually quite exciting was my Lapras.
  • First news report of kid or hipster (that should act their age) to drown doing this in 5...4...
  • Funnily enough, I actually think the best thing about being my age (i.e. An adult) is being able to act however the hell I like. Your viewpoint, whereby we should pretend to not enjoy the things we enjoy for fear that our peers judgement will mark it inappropriate, seems more like the purview of highschool children to me...
  • Still playing Russell? I think I'm pretty diehard when it comes to Pokémon and even I have mostly stopped. Mostly...
  • I've definitely slowed down quite a bit, but I need me a Lapras.
  • I played for about 2 days and deleted it. After I almost got in a few wrecks and didn't ever go to new territory, i figured it was time to let go of my Pokemon master dreams. However, I still have my original Lapras Pokemon card 😁