Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Global Research Challenges

Are you ready for Professor Willow’s Global Challenge?
Are you ready for Professor Willow’s Global Challenge?

Niantic has just announced Professor Willow Global Research Challenges and Rewards for Pokémon GO Fest events in Chicago, Dortmund and Yokohama. Trainers from around the world will band together once again to complete the Challenges and unlock insane rewards that include increased Candy, XP and Stardust bonuses, as well as special Raid Days featuring shiny Raikou, shiny Entei and shiny Suicune!

If all three teams and the event attendees meet the research goals, a special bonus Raid Day will be unlocked during the bonus week. And if all goals are met by the end of summer, an even more exciting bonus will be unlocked!

Each GO Fest event has its own accompanying Research Challenge that is lead by one of the Team Leaders:

GO Fest 2019 Rewards per event
GO Fest Chicago Challenge (Spark’s Candy Research Challenge)
June 13 – June 16
GO Fest Dortmund Challenge (Candela’s XP Research Challenge)
July 4 – July 7
GO Fest Yokohama Challenge (Blanche’s Stardust Research Challenge)
August 5 – August 12

Spark’s Candy Research Challenge

Pokemon GO Fest 2019

From Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 9 a.m. to Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 5 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), during Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Chicago

Pokémon GO Fest Chicago will kick off the GO Fest challenges season with Spark’s Candy Research. GO Fest attendees are expected to complete 1 million research tasks from June 13 to June 16, supported by 15 million research tasks coming from every Team. If we manage to complete all of the challenges, shiny Raikou will be available from Pokémon GO raids.

Rewards include 2x Catch Candy, 1 Rare Candy per raid, 1/2 Hatch Distance, 2x Hatch Candy and shiny Raikou raids.

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.
GO Fest Chicago 2019 Global Challenge
Event Spark’s Candy Research Challenge
Date + Time
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 9 a.m. to
  • Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 5 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)
Research Tasks Challenges 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
Rewards active 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!

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

GO Fest Chicago Challenge
GO Fest Chicago Challenge

Candela’s XP Research Challenge

Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund 2019

From Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 1 a.m. to Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 9 a.m. PDT (GMT −7), during Pokémon GO Fest 2019 Dortmund

Following up on GO Fest Chicago, Trainers will be able to unlock increased Experience rewards at Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund. The challenges have same requirements (1 million for attendees, 15 million research tasks per team) and the same time constraints (from start to end of the event).

Rewards include 3x Catch XP, 1 Hour Lucky Egg, 3x Hatch XP, 2x Raid XP and shiny Entei raids.

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.
GO Fest Dortmund 2019 Global Challenge
Event Candela’s XP Research Challenge
Date + Time
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 1 a.m. to
  • Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 9 a.m. PDT (GMT −7)
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!

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


Blanche’s Stardust Research Challenge

Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama 2019

From Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. to Monday, August 12, 2019, at 1 a.m. PDT (GMT −7), during Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama 2019

Finally, Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama brings us Blanche’s Stardust Challenge, topping off the summer season with simply insane rewards. Accordingly, the research requirement is higher for Yokohama than Chicago and Dortmund: 2 million research tasks for attendees and 25 million per team.

Rewards include 3x Catch Stardust, guaranteed 3000 Stardust per raid, 3x Hatch Stardust, 1 Hour Star Pieces and shiny Suicune raids.

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.
GO Fest Yokohama 2019 Global Challenge
Event Blanche’s Stardust Research Challenge
Date + Time Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6 p.m. to
Monday, August 12, 2019, at 1 a.m. PDT (GMT −7)
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!

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

GO Fest Yokohama Challenge
GO Fest Yokohama Challenge

Conclusion

It’s time to set team allegiances aside and unite to complete these challenges. Professor Willow has high expectations for Spark, Blanche, and Candela, and they’ll need your support now more than ever. Let’s work together and GO!

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