Trainers,

the big Pokemon GO news are finally here! Niantic has announced the Pokemon GO Travel, a new video series to see the world through the eyes of a Pokémon Trainer.

In addition, the first ever global catch challenge has been announced, tempting Pokemon trainers world wide to catch 3 billion Pokémon in just 7 days!

If the challenge is fulfilled, the following rewards will be unlocked:

To recap:

  • Catching 500 Million Pokemon will unlock double XP, 6 Hour Lures and increased spawn rates
  • Catching 1,5 Billion Pokemon will unlock double Stardust, double XP, 6 Hour Lures and increased spawn rates
  • Catching 3 Billion Pokemon will unlock two regional Pokemon, Farfetch’d (worldwide) and Kangashkan (East Asia), double Stardust, double XP, 6 Hour Lures and increased spawn rates

In addition, Niantic is preparing a special celebration event on November 26th in Tottori Sand Dunes, Japan (see our Safari Zone: Tottori Sand Dunes event page for more info), featuring Youtube stars and more:

Stock up on Poké Balls, Trainers. The Global Catch Challenge starts now and concludes with a special celebration at the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event in Tottori, Japan, on November 26.

The following video has been published as an invitation for the entire world to catch Pokemon:

Get ready trainers, this is a huge challenge for everyone included. We are on the quest to unlock that Farfetch’d for everyone!