The Global Challenge for this year will be hosted by the team leaders Blanche, Candela and Spark and will run alongside the three Go Fest summer events. If enough Research Tasks are completed, special rewards will be unlocked for the following week. If all three teams and Go Fest participants complete their goals, a special bonus Reward Day will be unlocked featuring Entei, Suicune, Raikou, and will introduce their shiny variants! If all goals are completed for all three Challenges, an exciting bonus will be unlocked!

Spark’s Candy Research Challenge

Challenge Date + Time
Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 9 a.m. to Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 5 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

  • This challenge lasts from start to finish of Pokémon GO Fest Chicago.

Challenge Research Tasks

  • Pokémon GO Fest Chicago event attendees—Complete 1 million research tasks to unlock 2× Catch Candy
  • Team Instinct—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock guaranteed 1 Rare Candy per raid
  • Team Valor—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • Team Mystic—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 2× Hatch Candy

Reward Bonus Date + Time

  • All successfully unlocked bonuses will run from Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. until Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.
  • Unlock all the above bonuses, and Raikou will be available in raids for a short period of time (date and time to be announced later). If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Raikou!
Shiny Raikou

Candela’s XP Research Challenge

Challenge Date + Time
Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 1 a.m. to Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 9 a.m. PDT (GMT −7)

  • This challenge lasts from start to finish of Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund.

Challenge Research Tasks

  • Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund event attendees—Complete 1 million research tasks to unlock 3× Catch XP
  • Team Instinct—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 1-hour Lucky Eggs
  • Team Valor—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 3× Hatch XP
  • Team Mystic—Complete 15 million research tasks globally to unlock 2× Raid XP

Reward Bonus Date + Time

  • All successfully unlocked bonuses will run from Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. until Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.
  • Unlock all the above bonuses, and Entei will be available in raids Sunday, July 14, 2019 (time to be announced later). If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Entei!
Shiny Entei

Blanche’s Stardust Research Challenge

Challenge Date + Time
Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. to Monday, August 12, 2019, at 1 a.m. PDT (GMT −7)

  • This challenge lasts from start to finish of Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama.

Challenge Research Tasks

  • Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama event attendees—Complete 2 million research tasks to unlock 3× Catch Stardust
  • Team Instinct—Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock guaranteed 3,000 Stardust per raid
  • Team Valor—Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock 3× Hatch Stardust
  • Team Mystic—Complete 25 million research tasks globally to unlock 1-hour Star Pieces

Reward Bonus Date + Time

  • All successfully unlocked bonuses will run from Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. until Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT.
  • Unlock all the above bonuses, and Suicune will be available in raids on Saturday, August 17, 2019 (time to be announced later). If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Suicune!
Shiny Suicune

Fan and collector of all things Pokemon since the early 2000's. Dedicated Pokemon Go player, started playing since day 1. Team Mystic, Level 40x2.

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