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Pokemon Go Pre-Go Fest weekly challenges detailed

Pokemon Go turns four years old very shortly and will introduce celebration events alongside Pre-Go Fest weekly challenges in July 2020.

The challenges, dates and times are as follows:

Week 1 challenge/4th Birthday event

  • 8.00 am local time on 3 July until 10.00 pm local time on 8 July
    • 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.

Week 2 challenge

  • 8.00 am local time on 10 July until 10.00 pm local time on 15 July
    • 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.

Week 3 challenge

  • 8.00 am local time on 17 July until 10.00 pm local time on 22 July
    • Complete all three sets of tasks in the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship Timed Research to earn an encounter with Alolan Raichu, an encounter with Petilil, a Lucky Egg, 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: Togetic
    • One million Team Mystic Trainers: Dratini
    • One million Team Valor Trainers: Litwick
    • If you complete the GO Fest Weekly Challenge: Friendship Timed Research, you’ll earn access to the GO Fest Elite Friendship 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!

For more information about the above events, head here. Pokemon Go‘s Go Fest 2020 will follow over 25-26 July; more information on that event is here.

Pokemon Go is available now on iOS and Android devices.

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