Congratulations Trainers, YOU DID IT!

By each team completing 15 million research tasks, and PoGo Fest attendees completing 1 million the First Round of the Pokémon Go Global Challenge was unlocked. This round was sponsored by Team Instinct Leader Spark.

On to our event information and guide:

Event Details

Event Spark’s Candy Research Challenge
Date + Time START: June 18, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT through

END: June 25, 2019, at 1:00 PM PDT (GMT −7)

Features
  • Raikou will return to Raids
  • Shiny Raikou will be available
Bonuses
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 2x Hatch Candy
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • 1 Guaranteed Rare Candy per Raid

Egg Hatch Distance

Egg Type Incubator Distance Super Incubator Distance
2 km 1 km (.62 mi) .67 km (.41 mi)
5 km 2.5 km (1.55 mi) 1.67 km (1.04 mi)
7 km 3.5 km (2.17 mi) 2.33 km (1.45 mi)
10 km 5 km (3.11mi) 3.33 km (2.07 mi)

Raikou Raids

Raikou will be returning to Raids on Saturday, June 29, 2019, 4:00 – 7:00 PM Local Time. It sounds like we are going to get another 3 hour raid day simular to the Legendary Birds, Gengar, and Lapras. Shiny Raikou will also be available through Raids on this day.

Raikou Sprite Shiny Raikou Sprite

Conclusion

You have 7 days to enjoy these sweet rewards. No matter your preferred play style, there is a way for all Trainers to up their Candy count. Two rewards do pertain to hatching, so this week might be the perfect time to explore the town and use some incubators.

Everyone should keep their evening free on June 29th. Raikou is a Electric-type superstar, but a Shiny Raikou would be a perfect addition to any team. Keep in mind Raikou will be your best attacker when Suicune comes back on August 17, 2019, with the last round of the Global Challenge.

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