GO Fest Week 1 Challenge: Skill

Event

Starts:
Friday, July 3, at 8:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Wednesday, July 8, at 10:00 PM Local Time

Week 1: Skill challenge and Pokémon GO’s fourth-anniversary celebration event

The first Pokémon GO Fest weekly challenge will coincide with Pokémon GO’s fourth-anniversary celebration! In the four years since Pokémon GO was released, how have your skills improved, Trainers? Have you been keeping up with your basics? It’s time to put you to the test! This first weekly challenge will focus on catching Pokémon, so be sure to perfect your throwing technique ahead of July 3!

During the fourth-anniversary event, special Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids—notably Flying Pikachu! If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Flying Pikachu!

GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill

  • Complete all three sets of tasks in the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill Timed Research to earn an encounter with Ducklett, an encounter with Flying Pikachu, a Star Piece, and more!
  • If the following numbers of Trainers from the same team complete this Timed Research, the corresponding Pokémon will appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2020.
    • One million Team Instinct Trainers: Chimecho
    • One million Team Mystic Trainers: Alomomola
    • One million Team Valor Trainers: Chansey
  • If you complete the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Skill Timed Research, you’ll earn access to the GO Fest Elite Skill Challenge, a set of difficult tasks that you can complete to earn personal bragging rights! You don’t need to complete these tasks for your Timed Research to count toward the Pokémon GO Fest 2020 unlock goals.

Fourth-anniversary event features

  • Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon wearing party hats will be appearing in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids. If you’re lucky, you might find a Shiny Pidove!
  • Ducklett will be making its Pokémon GO debut! It’ll be appearing in the wild and hatching from 5 km Eggs.
  • Flying Pikachu will be appearing in the wild and in raids. If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
  • The Jump-Start Special Research will also be available this week for any Trainers who missed out on it during last year’s anniversary celebration, so be sure to open the app during this period to claim it. This Special Research is designed to help you catch up with other Trainers, with a ton of Stardust and XP rewards, as well as some exciting Pokémon encounters. (You can find that information here: Jump-Start Research)
  • Be sure to take a snapshot during this event for a surprise.

Ho-Oh Special Raid Weekend

Ho-Oh will be joining in on the festivities! You can challenge it in five-star raids from Friday, July 3, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, July 6, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time. Be sure to have your Remote Raid Passes stocked—you can purchase them in the shop.




Spawns

  • If the following numbers of Trainers from the same team complete this Timed Research, the corresponding Pokémon will appear during Pokémon GO Fest 2020.
    • One million Team Instinct Trainers: Chimecho
    • One million Team Mystic Trainers: Alomomola
    • One million Team Valor Trainers: Chansey

Possible Unlocks

  • shiny
    Chansey
  • Chimecho
  • Alomomola

During the fourth-anniversary, Flying-type Pokémon and Pokémon wearing party hats will appear in the wild, hatching from Eggs, and appearing in raids.

Flying-types and Party Hats

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • shiny
    Pidgey
  • Spearow
  • shiny
    Flying Pikachu
  • shiny
    Zubat
  • Ledyba
  • shiny
    Yanma
  • shiny
    Wingull
  • shiny
    Swablu
  • shiny
    Drifloon
  • shiny
    Pidove
  • Ducklett

Eggs

In 2 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Pidgey
  • shiny
    Zubat

In 5 km Eggs

  • shiny
    Bulbasaur
  • shiny
    Charmander
  • shiny
    Squirtle
  • shiny
    Gligar
  • shiny
    Skarmory
  • shiny
    Taillow
  • shiny
    Wingull
  • shiny
    Swablu
  • shiny
    Pidove
  • Ducklett

Raids

Ho-Oh will be joining in on the festivities! You can challenge it in five-star raids from Friday, July 3, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, July 6, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. local time.

Appearing in Raid Battles

  • shiny
    Ho-Oh

You can find a full list of raid bosses here.

Shiny

These Pokémon will be released in their shiny variant with the start of the event.

  • Pidove
  • Tranquill
  • Unfezant

Research

  • Use 4 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    Starly
    CP 279 - 308
  • Use 4 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    Taillow
    CP 298 - 328
    shiny
  • Use 4 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    Skarmory
    CP 854 - 903
    shiny
  • Use 4 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    Pidove
    CP 332 - 363
    shiny
  • Use 4 Berries to help catch Pokémon
    Pidgey
    CP 264 - 291
    shiny
  • Catch 2 Pokémon with weather boost
    Natu
    CP 437 - 472
    shiny
  • Catch 2 Pokémon with weather boost
    Murkrow
    CP 626 - 669
    shiny
  • Battle in a raid
    Gligar
    CP 750 - 796
    shiny
  • Hatch an Egg
    Swablu
    CP 322 - 353
    shiny
  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy
    Drifloon
    CP 475 - 513
    shiny
  • Send a gift to a friend
    Hoppip
    CP 231 - 257

These Field Research Tasks are also available:

  • Catch 4 Flying-type Pokémon -> 500 Stardust
  • Catch 6 Flying-type Pokémon -> 800 Stardust
  • Catch 8 Flying-type Pokémon -> 1200 Stardust

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