Niantic Labs, the developer of the popular video game “#Pokemon GO,” announced that a #Water Festival started on March 22, designated by the United Nations as World Water Day in an effort to bring global attention to the clean water crisis worldwide.

However, the intent of Niantic Labs is to get more “Pokemon GO” players to sign in a month after it released the 80 plus Gen 2 monsters. From March 22 until March 29, players would be able to find three monsters. These are Squirtle, Totodile and Magikarp, according to Forbes.

A time for spawning Pokemon monsters

Along with the three Pokemon are their five evolutions. These are Gyarados, Blastoise, Feraligatr, Croconaw and Wartortle.

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According to Niantic Labs, if trainers of “Pokemon GO” are near where the water-type Pokemon appear, players would see more spawns of Gen 2 Johto water Pokemon. The developer was referring to real-life bodies of water.

15 monsters for spawning

While many “Pokemon GO” trainers think Lapras is an ice Pokemon, it is also part water. Besides Lapras, there are 14 more monsters for spawning during the eight-day Water Festival. These are Chinchou, Marill, Politoed, Quagsire, Qwilfish, Remoraid, Mantine, Lanturn, Azumarill, Wooper, Sloking, Corosola, Octillery and Kingdra. But the list likely excludes Suicune which is legendary Pokemon.

Prior to Wednesday’s announcement, Niantic Labs added to “Pokemon GO” the evolutionary objects that are elements used to evolve some Gen 1 Pokemon. However, trainers found it difficult to collect the monsters.

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Some websites gave tips to gamers how to easily acquire the new evolutionary objects. The trick requires visiting several PokeStops and waiting until the player gets one of the five evolutionary objects. The next step is to record the time of visit to the PokeStop and visit it the next day at the same time to get an evolving object.

The announcement of “Pokemon GO’s” Water Festival comes at a time that more players have been observed attempting to bypass one of the game’s restrictions which is halting at PokeStops and gathering items at a speed of 30mph, according to Express. Niantic Labs placed the restriction to prevent trainers from playing the popular game while driving.