Celebrate Pokémon Go’s anniversary with Weekly Challenges

The birthday of Pokémon Go is almost here and with it Pokémon GO Fest 2020. To celebrate, Niantic will organize three weeks of timed research challenges, similar to return challenges.

The first week begins Friday, July 3, 2020 at 8 a.m. local time, and will include three series of timed searches that will reward players individually, as well as overall for GO Fest:

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  • People who complete the search win a meeting with Ducklett, a meeting with Flying Pikachu, a star coin and more!
  • One million Team Instinct trainers who have completed the research will unlock Chimecho for GO Fest.
  • One million Team Mystic Trainers completing the research will unlock Alomomola for GO Fest.
  • One million Team Valor trainers who have completed the research will unlock Chansey for GO Fest.
  • Individuals can also unlock the GO Fest Elite Skill Challenge, a set of challenging tasks presented in GO Fest 2020 separate from timed research.

This week will end on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. local time and will include the following bonuses:

  • Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon wearing party hats will appear in the wild, hatch from eggs, and will appear in raids.
  • Shiny Pidove will appear.
  • Ducklett will be introduced, spawned in the wild and will hatch from 5 km eggs.
  • Flying Pikachu will appear in the wild and in raids, and can be brilliant.
  • The special Jump-Start search will also be available this week for all trainers who missed it during last year’s anniversary celebration.
  • A snapshot will also surprise during this event.
  • Ho-Oh will be presented in a raid weekend.

Are you excited to take part in this special timed research? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to check out our full Pokédex, as well as our many Pokémon Go guides so that you too can become a Pokémon master!


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