GO Fest Week 2 Challenge: Battle

Event

Starts:
Friday, July 10, at 8:00 AM Local Time
Ends:
Wednesday, July 15, at 10:00 PM Local Time

Week 2: Battle-based challenge

Get your Pokémon ready for battle before July 10, Trainers—the second Pokémon GO Fest weekly challenge will test your battle skills!

GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle

  • Complete all three sets of tasks in the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research to earn an encounter with Hitmonlee, an encounter with Absol, a Super Rocket Radar, and more!
  • 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.
    • One million Team Instinct Trainers: Ferroseed
    • One million Team Mystic Trainers: Alolan Grimer
    • One million Team Valor Trainers: Alolan Marowak
  • If you complete the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research, you’ll earn access to the GO Fest Elite Battle Challenge, a set of difficult tasks that you can complete for 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.

Battle-themed event

In addition to all previously announced details about this week’s Timed Research and events, the following disturbances have been detected in the Pokémon GO world.

  • Poison-type and Dark-type Pokémon are appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids.
  • Team GO Rocket balloons are appearing more often.
  • The Meowth balloon seems to be appearing at a higher rate.
  • Suicine has been turned into a Shadow Pokémon. Defeat Giovanni to save it! Complete the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research to receive a Super Rocket Radar that will help you track Giovanni down!

  • We’re receiving word that the Team GO Rocket Leaders have found additional species of Pokémon to turn into Shadow Pokémon, too!




Shadow

New Shadow Pokémon

  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidorina
  • Nidoran♂
  • Nidorino
  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Gligar
  • Shuckle
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank

Rocket Leader's New Shadows

  • Grimer
  • Lapras
  • Pineco

Cliff has Grimer, Sierra has Lapras, Arlo has Pineco. They can be encountered in their Shiny variants.

Giovanni's New Shadow Pokémon

  • Suicune

The Team GO Rocket Leaders have found additional species of Pokémon to turn into Shadow Pokémon, too!

Spawns

  • 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.
    • One million Team Instinct Trainers: Ferroseed
    • One million Team Mystic Trainers: Alolan Grimer
    • One million Team Valor Trainers: Alolan Marowak

Possible Unlocks

  • shiny
    Alolan Grimer
  • shiny
    Alolan Marowak
  • Ferroseed

Poison- and Dark-type Pokémon in the wild

  • shiny
    Weedle
  • shiny
    Alolan Rattata
  • shiny
    Ekans
  • shiny
    Nidoran♀
  • shiny
    Nidoran♂
  • shiny
    Zubat
  • shiny
    Venonat
  • shiny
    Alolan Meowth
  • shiny
    Grimer
  • shiny
    Koffing
  • shiny
    Murkrow
  • shiny
    Sneasel
  • shiny
    Houndour
  • shiny
    Poochyena
  • Gulpin
  • shiny
    Absol
  • Stunky
  • shiny
    Skorupi
  • shiny
    Croagunk
  • Purrloin
  • Venipede
  • Trubbish
  • Foongus

Raids

Some Pokémon Appearing in Raid Battles

  • Arbok
  • Nidoking
  • Weezing
  • shiny
    Skorupi
  • shiny
    Croagunk

You can find a full list of raid bosses here.

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