Pokemon Go Worldwide Bloom is such a small scale announcement that we almost missed it. The team at Niantic is either getting stingy about their events or they are looking at launching more of such micro-events in future. This is a green weekend of Worldwide Bloom where you will see increased spawn rates for Grass-type Pokémon across all areas, giving trainers the access to Pokemon such as Bulbasaur, Chikorita and more.
1. Just a few days, not a week long event
Instead of the usual one week long events, Worldwide Bloom will only last a few days. Hunt while it last!
‘Professor Willow’s research into Pokémon habitats around the world has uncovered some interesting findings. His initial reports indicate that we’ll see an influx of Grass-type Pokémon sometime this weekend. These Pokémon will appear in the wild more frequently starting the afternoon of May 5, but only for a short period of time. We anticipate that Pokémon will return to their normal habitats on May 8, 2017 PDT.’
2. No XP, Stardust or Candy Bonus
Yeah, we are extremely disappointed. Why so stingy this time?
3. No Items On Sale Or Bundled
This is one area which we find it strange. Isn’t the event created for the sake of potentially increasing game revenue for Niantic?
4. No New Pokemon Or Gameplay Elements
The Water Festival came with a stylish Magikarp hat and reveals the existence of shiny Pokemon. Unfortunately, we have none of these in this new event.
5. Six Hours Lure
Yes, this is the sole bonus trainers have for the event. When activated on Pokestops, Lures will now last six hours each for the entire weekend, which should provide another big boost to the number of Grass Pokemon spawning throughout the festival. Just find a nice spot, buy your coffee, activate your Lure and hunt away!
6. Grass Pokemon To Expect
Your Gen 1 Grass Pokemon includes Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebell, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Paras and Parasect.
While Gen 2 also includes the following grass types: Chikorita, Bayleef, Bellossom, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Sunkern, Sunflora, Celebi.
It would be pretty rare to see spawns of Bellossom or Celebi, as the first requires the newly launched Sun Stone when evolving a Gloom.
We hope you find the information above useful. Have fun hunting those grassland creatures! While you’re out with friends and family, don’t forget to document your findings using the Pokémon GO AR camera and share your screenshots on social media using #PokemonGO.