Get grassy with the Pokémon Go Bloom Event!

Posted on May 6, 2017

There was a lot of hype when Niantic announced the Pokémon Go Water Festival back in March. Redditors over at r/TheSilphRoad flooded in expressions of excitement. Many also hoped that this was the start of similar events in the future.

If you were one of the people who was excited by the Water Festival, it’s time to get excited again! Niantic has announced that Pokémon Go will be hosting a Bloom event!


The Bloom event, starting “in the afternoon”, on the 5th of May PDT (which means Australian players won’t see any changes to our environment until the morning of the 6th of May) will increase the number of grass Pokémon appearing in the game. This means that we should see a lot more of the following Pokémon:

  1. Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium,
  2. Bellsprout, Weepingbell, Victreebell
  3. Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume
  4. Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur
  5. Paras, Parasect
  6. Exeggcute, Exeggutor
  7. Tangela
  8. Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff

Whilst the event boasts a reason for many to log in this weekend, it’s also scheduled to finish on the 8th of May. The weekend event is shorter than the Water Festival, which lasted a week. Niantic’s Bloom event is believed to be a tester for more elemental type events in the future. So if you haven’t got your gold grass badge yet, or you are desperate to evolve a grass type Pokémon, get online this weekend and support the event!

As an added bonus, Niantic has also announced that lures will last for 6 hours!

Rumors also suggest that it may be possible to catch a shiny Bulbasaur. Niantic official news post doesn’t make any mentions of this, but you never know! Does Niantic’s announcement have you all grassy?