June 11, 2019

Pokémon GO Global Challenge Research Tasks Bring Bonuses

Join forces with Trainers from all over the world to unlock cool bonuses in Pokémon GO this summer.

Summertime is here once again, and with it comes a trio of exciting live Pokémon GO Fest events. To commemorate these celebrations, fans all over the world will be able to take part in Professor Willow's Global Challenge. The Global Challenge is comprised of three research challenges—one for each Pokémon GO Fest event—with separate research tasks for attendees of each Pokémon GO Fest and members of Team Instinct, Team Mystic, and Team Valor.

If each group completes their individual research tasks within the allotted time, all players will earn a special reward in Pokémon GO. If all four groups reach their goals, a special Raid Day will be unlocked that includes a chance to encounter a Shiny version of a Legendary Pokémon.

And that's not all! If Trainers all over the world are able to complete all the Global Challenge goals throughout the summer, an even more exciting bonus will be unlocked! What will that bonus be? Well, some things need to remain a surprise now, don't they?

To help you get ready for the upcoming tasks, check out what you'll have to look forward to this summer during the three Pokémon GO Fests below.


Pokémon GO Fest Chicago

The Research Challenge during Pokémon GO Fest Chicago is dubbed Spark's Candy Research Challenge. This event will run from Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. PDT through Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. PDT.

Required Research Tasks and Rewards

  • Pokémon GO Fest Chicago Event Attendees — Complete one million research tasks to unlock twice the usual Candy from catching Pokémon

  • Team Instinct — Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock a guaranteed one Rare Candy per Raid Battle

  • Team Valor — Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock halved Egg-hatching distance

  • Team Mystic — Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock twice the normal Candy reward from hatching Eggs

All successfully unlocked bonuses will run from Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT through Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT. If all four teams complete their goals during this event, Raikou will be available in Raid Battles at a date and time to be announced in the future. If you're lucky, you may encounter Shiny Raikou!


Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund

The research challenge during Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund is Candela's XP Research Challenge. This event will run from Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 1:00 a.m. PDT through Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Required Research Tasks and Rewards

  • Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund Event Attendees — Complete one million research tasks to unlock three times the normal XP from catching Pokémon

  • Team Instinct — Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock one-hour Lucky Eggs

  • Team Valor — Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock three times the normal XP from hatching Eggs

  • Team Mystic — Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock twice the normal XP from a Raid Battle

All successfully unlocked bonuses will run from Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT through Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT. If all four teams complete their goals during this event, Entei will be available in Raid Battles on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at a time to be announced in the future. If you're lucky, you may encounter Shiny Entei!


Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama

Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama's research challenge is Blanche's Stardust Research Challenge. This event will run from Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. PDT through Monday, August 12, 2019, at 1:00 a.m. PDT.

Required Research Tasks and Rewards

  • Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama Event Attendees — Complete two million research tasks to unlock three times the normal Stardust from catching Pokémon.

  • Team Instinct — Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock guaranteed 3,000 Stardust per Raid Battle

  • Team Valor — Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock three times the normal Stardust from hatching Eggs

  • Team Mystic — Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock one-hour Star Pieces

All successfully unlocked bonuses will run from Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. PDT through Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. If all four teams complete their goals during this event, Suicune will be available in Raid Battles on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at a time to be announced in the future. If you're lucky, you may encounter Shiny Suicune!





As you can see, there is plenty for Pokémon GO Trainers to do this summer! Mark your calendars, and get ready to play together with Trainers around the world to complete the Global Challenge. Have fun, Trainers!

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