Spring has officially sprung! With the change in seasons comes alterations in weather patterns, and when you think spring, well, you probably think clouds of pollen. But the second thing you think is delightful, nature-nourishing rain showers. As it so happens, there are quite a few Pokémon with a predilection for the rainy season, more than enough to hold a special event. So, what’s in the Pokémon GO Weather Week event?

Starting this Wednesday, March 24th at 10 AM local time, Pokémon GO will be experiencing Weather Week, an event that is, somewhat paradoxically, not a week long, as it ends on Monday, March 29th. Scheduling confusions aside, though, the event will feature boosted spawn rates for Pokémon that enjoy rainy and windy weather, with one block of Pokémon appearing from the 24th to the 27th, and a second block appearing from the 27th to the 29th. The first block will feature mostly water Pokémon like Vaporeon, Lotad, and Stunfisk, while the second block will be more about Flying types like Skarmory, Taillow, and Pidove. Water/Flying types like Wingull and Ducklett will be appearing the whole way through.

What’s in the Pokemon GO Weather Week Event?

The big star of the event will be the lovable Castform, which, as of the event’s beginning, will become available in a shiny variation of its Rainy Form. Rain Form Castform will have a boosted spawn rate for the duration of the event, though it’ll be even more prevalent if it happens to rain while the event is going on. Speaking of weather, catching Pokémon while it’s raining out will yield a greater Weather Boost to your stardust rewards.

Finally, raids will be shuffled around a bit. We don’t have a complete picture of all potential raid candidates, but we do know a few of them.

  • One Star: Slowpoke, Tynamo
  • Three Star: Swellow, Pelipper
  • Five Star: Therian Forme Thundurus
  • Mega Raids: Mega Abomasnow, Mega Houndoom and Mega Manectric 

So if you enjoy the pleasant feeling of raindrops falling on your head, get out there and play some Pokémon GO this week!