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Pokémon GO Announces Sandygast & Shiny Clauncher For Beach Week

Pokémon GO announces the arrival of Sandygast & Shiny Clauncher & return of Bow Lapras for next week's Water Festival: Beach Week event.

Sandygast and Shiny Clauncher will debut in Pokémon GO for next week's Water Festival: Beach Week event. Let's get into the details.

Beach Week graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic
Beach Week graphic in Pokémon GO. Credit: Niantic

Here's what's happening for the Water Festival: Beach Week event in Pokémon GO:

  • Date and time: Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to Monday, June 12, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. local time
  • Pokémon release: Sandygast makes its Pokémon GO debut. Sandygast will be able to evolve into Palossand with 50 Sandygast Candy. Sandygast will be available in Field Research and Tier One Raids.
  • Shiny debut: Clauncher will be released in its Shiny form for the first time in Pokémon GO. It can be found in the wild.
  • Costumed feature: Lapras wearing a Scarf returns to Tier Three raids.
  • Wild spawns: Tentacool, Shellder, Krabby, Alolan Exeggutor, Horsea, Staryu, Marill, Wingull, Wailmer, Spheal, Finneon, Dwebble, Frillish, and Clauncher. Mantine and Popplio will be featured as rare spawns.
  • Global Chllenge: Trainers will be tasked with throwing 300,000,000 Nice Throws worldwide to unlock the following bonuses:
    • Increased Candy for Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
    • Increase chance for Trainers Leve 31 and up to receive Candy XL for successfully catching Pokémon with Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws
  • Raid rotation:
    • Tier One:
      • Alolan Diglett – Can be Shiny
      • Hisuian Qwilfish
      • Carvanha – Can be Shiny
      • Feebas – Can be Shiny
      • Sandygast
    • Tier Three
      • Blastoise – Can be Shiny
      • Gyarados – Can be Shiny
      • Lapras Wearing a Scarf – Can be Shiny
      • Alomomola – Can be Shiny
    • Tier Five:
      • Uxie in Asia-Pacific region – Can be Shiny
      • Mesprit in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India – Can be Shiny
      • Azelf in the Americas and Greenland – Can be Shiny
    • Mega Raids:
      • Mega Swampert – Can be Shiny
  • Field Research task encounters: These will include Lapras wearing a scarf, Frillish, Binacle, Clauncher, and Sandygast. You will also be able to earn Mega Energy for Blastoise and Swampert.
  • Special Spotlight Hour on Tuesday, June 6th from 6 PM – 7 PM: Water Festival: Beach Week Spotlight Hour featuring Krabby, Kabuto, Corphish, Clauncher, and Crabrawler with triple XP for catching, all can be Shiny except Crabrawler.
  • Event bonus: 
    • 4x Rainy Lure duration
    • $5 Timed Research

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