Pokémon GO Lapras Event in Japan!

While I was browsing my Twitter feed last night, I saw this interesting image shared by Masashi Kawashima of Niantic Labs.


I shared it off to a few friends, chalking it up to VERY good luck. Scrolling further into my feed, I saw a post from Pokémon GO Japan.


The translation from Google was a little rough, so I asked my friend desire3 of the Alchemy Guild to English translate for us (thank you again).

Twitter post

We have confirmed that the frequency to encounter Lapras has been increased in the coastal area of Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima prefecture. Apparently it will continue until 23 Nov.
It’s time to travel there where you can experience Tohoku district! We believe that you can find a lot of awesome things besides Pokémon GO.


Big news! It has been confirmed that probability of encountering Lapras in Iwate, Miyagi, and the coast of Fukishima has increased considerably. This anomaly seems to continue until Nov23. Come feel the air of Tohoku! I’m sure there will be a lot of wonderful discoveries apart from Pokémon GO!



Pokémon Trainers of Japan, get out there to visit these beautiful areas, and catch those Lapras! You have until November 23rd, 2016.