Pokemon GO players caught over half a billion Magikarp during the Water Festival

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 31 March 2017 21:56 GMT

The Pokemon GO Water Festival was a great success for those who caught a Magikarp.

The event, which kicked off last on week on March 22, made it easier for Pokemon GO players to catch Water-types Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile and their evolutions.

According to a tweet from the official Pokemon GO account, players caught over 589 million Magikarp during the week-long event.

Word on how many Squirtle, Totodile or even Lapras were caught was not provided by Niantic Labs.

During the festival players will also handed a Magikarp Hat.

Just before the festival kicked off, an update to the game was applied. It will hand players random item for evolving Pokemon to those who hit a seven day streak at PokeStops.

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