Pokemon Go Aquatic Paradise event dates, shiny Ducklett debut & everything you need to know

Ezequiel Leis
Ducklett in Aquatic Paradise event in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players are gearing up to celebrate Go Fest 2024, but before that, a new event is coming for trainers all around the world.

Aquatic Paradise puts the spotlight on Water-type species, giving players the chance to catch fan-favorite Pokemon and even a new shiny.


The Aquatic Paradise event will run from Saturday, July 6, at 10 AM to Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 8 PM (local time).

Pokemon Go Fest 2024: New York takes place between July 5 and July 7, so players attending the in-person event will be able to enjoy additional bonuses and encounters from this event.

Aquatic Paradise encounters

Wild encounters

  • Horsea
  • Staryu
  • Wingull
  • Corphish
  • Clamperl
  • Ducklett
  • Frillish

Incense encounters

  • Shellder
  • Lapras
  • Finneon
  • Frillish

All listed species can be shiny, so be on the lookout. Shiny Ducklett is debuting globally with this event.

Field & Timed Research

Trainers who spin PokeStops will get event-themed Field Research tasks, and completing them will grant additional encounters with Corphish, Clamperl, Finneon, and Frillish.

Additionally, a Timed Research will also be available for US$1.99 (or the equivalent pricing tier in your local currency). This Research will be focused on exploration and catching Pokemon, and it will grant trainers additional encounters with Ducklett, 4 Lucky Eggs, 2 Incenses, and 20 Ducklett Candy.

We’ll update this section once the Research goes live.

Pokemon Go Fest 2024 New York City cover image
Aquatic Paradise overlaps with Pokemon Go Fest 2024: New York.

Event bonuses

  • Increased chance of encountering event Pokemon from Incense.
  • 2x XP for catching Pokemon.
  • Incense-exclusive Pokemon appearances.

Aquatic Paradise Collection Challenge

The event will also feature a new Collection Challenge for players to complete. Completing it will reward players additional encounters with some of the featured Pokemon alongside other rewards.

We’ll update this guide with everything you need to know about its Collection Challenge once it goes live.

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