GO Fest Friendship Challenge Guide

Lucky Friends and Avatar Poses
Lucky Friends and Avatar Poses

The third GO Fest weekly challenge celebrates an important aspect of Pokémon GO: friendship. The challenge includes tasks based around your Buddy Pokémon, your fellow Trainers and gifts.

Event Date: Friday, July 17, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time



  • Release of shiny Bellsprout
  • Debut of Petilil
  • Photobombs of Krabby (s), Petilil, Slowpoke

GO Fest Friendship Challenge timed research tasks
GO Fest Friendship Challenge timed research tasks

Challenge Timed Research

Stage 1

  • Earn a Heart with your Buddy → x1 Razz Berry
  • Send a Gift to a Friend → x100 Stardust
  • Play with your Buddy → X1 Pinap Berry
  • Rewards →  100 XP, x100 Stardust and x10 Poke Ball

Stage 2

  • Send 5 Gifts to Friend → x10 Pinap Berry
  • Earn 5 Hearts with your Buddy → x10 Razz Berry
  • Earn a Candy walking with your Buddy → x1 Rare Candy
  • Rewards →  300 XP, A-Raichu encounter and x300 Stardust

Stage 3

  • Take a Snapshot of your Buddy → x10 Pinap Berry
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends → x500 Stardust
  • Earn 10 Hearts with your Buddy → x10 Razz Berry
  • Rewards →  x1 Rare Candy, Petilil encounter and x1 Lucky Egg

Elite Challenge

  • Use 30 Berries to help catch Pokemon → x5 Nanab Berry
  • Send 30 Gifts to Friends → x5 Razz Berry
  • Earn 30 Hearts with your Buddy → x5 Pinap Berry
  • Rewards →  500 XP, x500 Stardust and x5 Razz Berry

Raid Bosses

Tier Raid Bosses
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5

Event Research

Via /r/TheSilphRoad megathread

Task Reward
Catch 3 Grass-Type Pokemon Bellsprout (s)
Catch 6 Grass-Type Pokemon Petilil
Catch 3 Water-Type Pokemon Shellder (s)
Catch 6 Water-Type Pokemon Clamperl (s)
Earn 2 Candies walking with your buddy Kabuto (s)Lileep(s)Omanyte(s),Anorith(s)
Give your buddy a treat Slakoth (s)SlowpokeSnorlax
Play with your buddy 500 Stardust

GO Fest rewards for completing the challenge

If the following numbers of Trainers from the same team complete their Timed Research this week, the corresponding Pokémon will appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2020.

Challenge Reward
One million Team Instinct Trainers Togetic
One million Team Mystic Trainers Dratini
One million Team Valor Trainers Litwick