Pokémon GO Fest 2020 is almost here, but before it arrives, there's still time for one final week filled with exciting research tasks and bonuses in Pokémon GO. This third week will celebrate friendship with a Timed Research challenge, and you‘ll also gear up for summer with an event featuring some cool Pokémon.
This third weekly challenge and the summer-themed event both take place from Friday, July 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. in your local time zone.
During this event, summer-themed Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids. If you're lucky, you might find a Shiny Bellsprout. In addition, Petilil will be making its Pokémon GO debut—appearing in the wild when the weather is sunny and hatching from 5 km Eggs. You'll also be able to encounter Summer Style Pikachu in the wild. And make sure to take a snapshot during this event—you might just discover a fun surprise!
GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship
The third week's challenge allows you to show your appreciation to your friends, both your fellow Trainers and your Buddy Pokémon. If you complete all three sets of tasks in the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship Timed Research, you'll earn an encounter with Alolan Raichu, an encounter with Petilil, a Lucky Egg, and more.
Furthermore, if the following numbers of Trainers from the same team complete this Timed Research, certain Pokémon will appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2020:
One million Team Instinct Trainers — Togetic
One million Team Mystic Trainers — Dratini
One million Team Valor Trainers — Litwick
Plus, if you complete the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship Timed Research, you'll earn access to the GO Fest Elite Friendship Challenge. This is a set of difficult tasks that you can complete for personal bragging rights. Be aware that you don't need to complete these tasks for your Timed Research to count toward the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 unlock goals.
Have fun taking part in this third and final Pokémon GO Fest weekly challenge, and get ready to have a blast during Pokémon GO Fest 2020, Trainers!