Time to gear up on items and prepare your best Pokémon team. Pokémon GO has announced what might be their biggest global challenge yet. And it starts today!
This time around, the three Pokémon teams are all given their own tasks to complete by Professor Willow. Each team, led by Spark, Blanche, and Candela respectively, will have their own challenges to complete over the next few months.
It begins today, with Spark’s Candy Research Challenge.
- Starts: June 13, 2019, 9:00 AM
- Ends: June 16, 2019, 5:00 PM
During this time, which takes place over the same span of time as the Pokémon GO Fest Chicago, players will have the following challenges.
Pokémon GO Fest Chicago event attendees will have to Complete 1 million research tasks, and they will be rewarded with double Catch Candy rates.
Players will have to complete 15 million research tasks for their respective teams. Doing so will earn them special rewards. These rewards will activate on June 18 and last until June 25. The rewards are as follows
- Team Instinct: Guaranteed 1 Rare Candy per raid
- Team Valor: 1/2 Hatch Distance
- Team Mystic: 2× Hatch Candy
If every team hits their goal, Raiku will appear in raid battles for an undetermined amount of time.
Next is Candela’s XP Research Challenge
- Starts: July 4, 2019, 1 AM
- Ends: July 7, 2019, 9 AM
This challenge takes place at the same time as Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund. Like before, each team will have a task to complete 15 million research tasks and will be rewarded. The rewards are as follows:
If Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund event attendees complete 1 million research tasks, they will be rewarded with 3× Catch XP.
- Team Instinct: 1-hour Lucky Eggs
- Team Valo: 3× Hatch XP
- Team Mystic: 2× Raid XP
Any and all bonuses unlocked will be active from July 9 to July 16. If every team completes their goal, Entei will appear for a limited time.
Lastly is Blanche’s Stardust Research Challenge
- Starts: August 5, 2019, 6 PM
- Ends: August 12, 2019, 1 PM
Taking place at the same time as the Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama, it follows the same structure as the last two challenges. Except this time, they have to complete 25 million research tasks.
If Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama event attendees complete 2 million research tasks, they will be awarded 3× Catch Stardust.
- Team Instinct: guaranteed 3,000 Stardust per raid
- Team Valor: 3× Hatch Stardust
- Team Mystic: 1-hour Star Pieces
Any and all bonuses unlocked will be active from August 13 to August 20. If every team completes their goal, Suicune will appear for a limited time.
Good luck, trainers!