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Pokemon Go: shiny Pokemon and the upcoming event

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Niantic reassured us the shiny Magikarp is still in the wild even though the Water Festival has come to an end. The next in-game event is still a mystery but we think Easter is a viable candidate. An Android update addressing some bugs and crashes has been released.

Now that the Water Festival event Niantic hosted on the Pokemon Go app has come to an end, we look forward to what's next for the augmented reality mobile game.

If you're wondering about the shiny Magikarp which made its debut during the recent event, I'm here to put your mind at ease and tell you that it's still out there. Only your chances of catching one are somewhat slimmer than before, but you can increase them by hunting near a body of water.

A recent tweet from Niantic reads: "The Water Festival has come to an end, but rare golden Magikarp are still out there. Keep an eye out, Trainers!"

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Unfortunately, both the date and theme for the next event remain a mystery, but we have Easter Sunday coming up on 16 April. That seems like a good time to throw an event with features such as decreased distance required to hatch an egg or double levels of candy. Maybe the Easter event will see another shiny Pokemon released into the wild.

Another tweet by Niantic gives us news about the update that's coming for the Android version: "Pokemon Go is being updated to version 0.59.2 for Android with minor bug fixes." The reason this new update came so quickly after the last one, might be due to the fact the 0.59.1 version had a number of UI bugs and caused frequent game crashes.

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At the beginning of this month, Niantic confirmed that 2017 will be the year we see Gen 1 and Gen 2 Legendary Pokemon join the Go family.