We are nearing the beginning of the Pokémon GO Global challenges as well as the Pokémon GO Fests that take place around the world. Each of these events has a few challenges to complete not just for those in the vicinity of the events, but all around the world. If players can complete every single challenge presented to them, then there will be a bonus Raid Day taking place with a super powerful Pokémon to battle. To help everyone prepare, we've constructed this Pokémon GO Global Challenge guide to help you all succeed. 

Pokémon GO Global Challenge Guide

These are all of the events broken down into one easy to see chart. That way, you can keep an eye on the dates specifically or take a quick look to see whether or not you should be trying to complete more research tasks than usual. 

Global Challenge Start Time Global Challenge End Time Event and Trainer Rewards Global Challenge reward dates

 June 13th, 9 am PST

 June 16th, 5 pm PST  Go Fest Chicago/ Spark's Candy Research
  • Raikou Raid Day
  • 2x Catch Candy
  • 1 Rare Candy per raid
  • 1/2 Hatch Distance
  • 2x Hatch Candy 
 June 18th 1 pm PST to June 25th 1 pm PST
 July 4th, 1 am PST  July 9th, 9 am PST  Go Fest Dortmund/ Candela's XP Research
  • Entei Raid Day
  • 3x Catch XP
  • Lucky Eggs last for an hour
  • 3x Hatch XP 
  • 2x Raid XP 
 July 9th 1 pm PST to July 16th 1 pm PST 
 August 5th, 6 pm PST  August 12th, 1 am PST  Go Fest Yokohama/ Blanche's Stardust Research
  • Suicune Raid Day
  • 3x Catch Stardust
  • 3,000 Stardust per raid
  • 3x Hatch Stardust 
  • Star Pieces last for an hour
 August 13th 1 pm BST to August 20th 1 pm BST

Pokémon GO Global Challenge Guide Chicago

The first event kicks off on June 13th, 9 am PST and will run until June 16th, 5 pm PST. As well as the GO Fest itself, there will also be Spark's Candy Research Global Challenges to complete. Plus, if the challenges are all met, then there will be a Raikou Raid Day to look forward to. 

Participants Global Challenge Rewards
 Pokémon GO Fest Chicago attendees      Complete 1 million research tasks  3x Catch XP
 Team Instinct    Complete 15 million research tasks globally  Lucky Eggs last for an hour
 Team Valor  Complete 15 million research tasks globally  3x Hatch XP
 Team Mystic  Complete 15 million research tasks globally  2X Raid XP

Pokémon GO Global Challenge Guide Dortmund

The next event runs from July 4th, 1 am PST until July 9th, 9 am PST. Alongside it, players will have to try and complete Candela's XP Research Global Challenges too. If everything is done and dusted by the time the event wraps up, then there will be an Entei Raid Day at some point. 

Participants Global Challenge Rewards
 Pokémon GO Fest Dortmund attendees   Complete 1 million research tasks  3x Catch Stardust
 Team Instinct   Complete 15 million research tasks globally  3,000 Stardust per raid      
 Team Valor  Complete 15 million research tasks globally   3x Hatch Stardust
 Team Mystic  Complete 15 million research tasks globally 1 Hour Star Pieces

Pokémon GO Global Challenge Guide Yokohama

The final event goes from August 5th, 6 pm PST to August 12th, 1 am PST. This one coincides with Blanche's Stardust Research Global Challenges. Completing all of them will lead to a Suicune Raid Day later on. 

Participants Global Challenge Rewards
 Pokémon GO Fest Yokohama attendees  Complete 1 million research tasks  3x Catch Stardust
 Team Instinct   Complete 25 million research tasks globally  3,000 Stardust per raid
 Team Valor  Complete 25 million research tasks globally  3x Hatch Stardust
 Team Mystic  Complete 25 million research tasks globally  Star pieces last for an hour

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