Niantic held a very short Pokémon GO event that was called Worldwide Bloom. It started on the afternoon of May 5, 2017, and ended on May 8, 2017. This is the first Pokémon GO event that I have seen that did not connect to a real world holiday.
There wasn’t a whole lot of “extras” connected to the Worldwide Bloom event. The main thing was that players would see more Grass-type Pokémon around than they typically would. The event did not involve extra Experience Points (XP) or extra Candy, or anything else. It was simple and fun.
The announcement about Worldwide Bloom said: “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.” The announcement also gave players a quest: “Help us contribute to Professor Willow’s ongoing research by catching as many Grass-type Pokémon as possible this weekend.”
I learned that a Grass-type Pokémon could also be another type of Pokémon at the same time. Some of the Grass-type look like plants, and that makes them easy to spot. The ones that didn’t look like plants were tricky because I did not immediately recognize them as Grass-type.
Here are the Pokémon I caught during the Worldwide Bloom event:
Just for fun, I decided to keep track of how many Bulbasaurs I caught during the Worldwide Bloom event.
I caught a total of 8 Bulbasaurs.