New event starts today and runs until Monday
Following the Pokémon Go "Water Festival" earlier this year, which saw players catching more than half a billion Magikarp, developer Niantic has now announced a new "Worldwide Bloom" event that will increase Grass-Type spawns starting today.
While the "Water Festival" lasted a full week, Niantic says that the "Worldwide Bloom" will only be in effect from the afternoon of Friday, May 5th to Monday, May 8th.
In addition to extra Grass-Type Pokémon, Lure Modules will last six hours this weekend, rather than the standard 30 minutes. So, go hold up at a PokéStop and wait for Bulbasaur and his pals to come to you.
To help you catch your favorite Grass-type Pokémon this weekend, Lure Modules will last for six hours for the entire weekend! pic.twitter.com/LHPbVmZpLV— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) May 4, 2017
As you might recall, the "Water Festival" also introduced the first Shiny Pokémon into the game – but there's no indication yet whether Niantic will be adding Shiny variants of any of the Grass-Types this weekend. Given that Bulbasaur seems to be the poster-child for this particular event, it seems likely that if anything is going to get the treatment it'll be that.