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March 22, 2017
POKÉMON GO MAKES A SPLASH WITH GLOBAL WATER FESTIVAL IN-GAME EVENT

Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International today revealed Pokémon GO’s next in-game celebration, the Pokémon GO Water Festival. From March 22 at 1:00 P.M. PST until March 29 at 1:00 P.M. PST, Trainers will be more likely to encounter Water-type Pokémon like Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions around the world. Trainers will also have a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region, which recently began appearing in the game, when exploring areas where Water-type Pokémon more commonly appear.

To coincide with the festivities, beginning today Trainers will also have access to a new avatar wardrobe item, the Magikarp Hat.

To learn more about the Pokémon GO Water Festival, please visit the official Pokémon GO blog at: PokemonGOLive.com

Trainers can also stay up to date on Pokémon GO announcements by following the game on Twitter or liking on Facebook.

About Pokémon

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.com.

About Niantic, Inc.

Niantic Inc. builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic Inc., spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. The company’s immersive real-world mobile game Ingress has been downloaded more than 20 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Niantic Inc., also developed and published Pokémon GO, the real-world Pokémon game for iOS and Android mobile devices that was downloaded more than 500 million times in its first two months. For more information on Niantic, visit www.nianticlabs.com.

Press Contacts:

FOR PRODUCT RELATED INQUIRIES:

Fortyseven for Niantic Sibel Sunar 212-391-4707 niantic@fortyseven.com

FOR BRAND RELATED INQUIRIES

TriplePoint PR, for The Pokémon Company International Andrew Karl 415.955.8500 akarl@triplepointpr.com

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