Next week, Pokemon GO will be holding the Lake Legends event, which will bring back three Legendary Pokemon into raid rotation and add the Shiny form of Goldeen into the game. This Pokemon GO event will also feature a number of water-type Pokemon spawning more frequently, making it the ideal event for Magikarp and Psyduck fans.
Niantic has made it a habit of organizing regular in-game events that features various Pokemon or types. These events help keep Pokemon GO fresh and give players the chance to capture rare and legendary Pokemon.
One of the highlights of these events is that the developers sometimes add new Shiny Pokemon to the game. While each Pokemon has a Shiny form in the main Pokemon games, these Shiny forms are only added to Pokemon GO periodically. This makes the launch of a Shiny Pokemon feel like an exclusive event in and of itself.
The Lake Legends event will witness the comeback of the Legendary Lake trio, also dubbed as the Lake Guardians. The Legendary Pokemon are Mesprit, Uxie, and Azelf, and were first introduced in the Sinnoh region. They will be appearing in Max Raids starting November 24 until November 30.
However, these legendaries will be region-locked, which means different Lake Spirits will show up exclusively in various parts of the world. Luckily, Pokemon GO lets players use Remote Raid passes to participate in raids no matter where they are located.
Additionally, Niantic will also be adding the Shiny form of Goldeen to the game. Goldeen is a Kanto-based Gen 1 water-type Pokemon whose Shiny form turns the golden part of its body into red. While usually found near water bodies, trainers can utilize incense to attract the Pokemon more often for the whole duration of the event.
Goldeen, and other water-type Pokemon, will also be hatching frequently from eggs. For players who can get out of their homes and play, water-type Pokemon will also have a higher chance of appearing in the wild. While the Legendary trio will be leaving the game after the event ends, the Shiny form of Goldeen is here to stay.
Even when the new Shiny is something as monotonous as Goldeen, it’s still great to have another Shiny available in Pokemon GO. Shiny enthusiasts are always looking for their next hunt, and now they will have the chance to add Goldeen to their collection.