Pokemon Go Introduces Massive Global Challenge
Niantic Introduces a Global Challenge in Pokemon Go
Trainers can check the progress of their local challenge by visiting the Global Challenge Arena in Pokemon GO. They can also see how close the community is to achieving specific goals and rewards.
For example, if trainers reach the goal of sending 70 million Gifts, they will unlock a set of bonuses for two special events in September. These include Ultra Unlock bonuses and a special field research event with unique Pokemon.
Water Festival 2022
Niantic is introducing a new Global Challenge to Pokemon Go, and this one is going to be massive. This event will see players work together to complete a special goal of catching Water-type Pokémon. If completed, it will unlock a bonus during a second event next month.
Trainers can track their progress on this challenge in the Pokemon Go app by tapping the binoculars icon and selecting the Today view. This will reveal how close the community is to the 600,000,000 target, as well as their own contribution and how far they are away from completing it.
The reward for completing this Global Challenge will be 2x Stardust on any Pokemon caught from Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7. This Global Challenge will also feature a Collection Challenge, where Trainers can catch a selection of the Pokemon appearing at GO Fest 2022 (Paras, Bellsprout, Hoppip, Sunkern, and Sunshine Form Cherrim). These Pokemon will appear in the wild during the Global Challenge’s duration, so there’s no excuse not to get involved.
Valentine’s Day 2022
Niantic has challenged the Pokemon GO playerbase to something special this Valentine’s Day. The company has released a new Global Challenge that asks trainers to work together to achieve a goal in the game. These Global Challenges often come with timed bonuses.
This time around, the goal is to send a total of 70 million gifts between trainers. If the community can do this, they’ll unlock a bunch of bonuses for upcoming events, including Ultra Unlocks and double Stardust during Rivals Week 2023.
Players can track how close they are to achieving the goal by tapping the binoculars at the bottom of the app and checking the Today tab. This challenge will last until the end of February 14 at 8 PM local time. During this event, players can also find a gorgeous shiny Mega Gardevoir in Raids, along with Heart Trim Furfrou and Tapu Lele. They can also catch new Pokemon, like the male and female Nidoran and regional Flabebe.
Trainers can check the status of all the Global Challenges they have completed in the new Global Challenge Arena feature. The feature is accessible via the Today view and shows the progress trainers have made to complete each of the 32 challenges. It also displays how close the global community is to completing each of the challenges.
In addition to the new Global Challenge Arena, Niantic is launching another Ultra Unlock event in Pokemon Go. The event is called Enigma Week, and it will unlock if players complete 16 global challenges. Trainers will be able to encounter Shiny Staryu and Deoxys during the event, as well as new Pokemon like Elgyem.
Pokemon like Staryu, Jigglypuff, Clefairy, Lunatone, Solrock, Baltoy, Bronzor, and the debuting Elgyem will appear more frequently in the wild during Enigma Week. Additionally, the DNA Pokemon Normal Forme Deoxys and Unown U, L, T, R, and A will be available in Raids during this time.
Unova Week 2023
After trainers around the world completed all of the Global Challenges in Pokemon Go during Pokemon Go Fest 2020, Niantic has teed up even more content for August. The third Ultra Unlock event, Unova Week, runs from August 14 to 21. The new content includes Unova-themed bonuses like increased spawn rates for Sewaddle, Cottonee, and Emolga in the wild, as well as Shiny variants of both Roggenrola and legendary Genesect.
There’s also a chance to earn Lucky Trades by trading with friends during the event. The chances of receiving a Lucky Trade are based on the Pokemon’s age, with older Pokemon having a higher chance than younger ones.
Meanwhile, Pokemon originally discovered in the Unova region will make their debut in Raid Battles. And all of the Legendary Pokemon from the past few weeks – Rayquaza for Dragon Week, Deoxys for Enigma Week, and Genesect for Unova Week – will return to five-star raids. You can even encounter a special form of Mewtwo that knows the Psystrike attack in these raids.