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Pokémon GO Collection Challenges: Everything You Need to Know

Complete Pokémon GO Collection Challenges to earn some extra rewards during events.
Complete Pokémon GO Collection Challenges to earn some extra rewards during events. / Photo by Niantic Labs

Pokémon GO Collection Challenges offer some extra incentives to participate in events that feature different Pokémon. Collection Challenges are new challenges that coincide with events, giving you items like Rare Candies or Stardust for catching the featured Pokémon.

Pokémon GO Collection Challenges: Everything You Need to Know

Collection Challenges will change with the event that's going on right now. To check which Pokémon are in the Collection Challenge for the day, hit the Today View tab in the Pokémon GO app.

For example, the current Sinnoh event features some fan-favorite Pokémon. During this event, you get Collection Challenge progress for catching Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Cranidos, Shieldon, Combee, Buizel, Shadow Stunky and Shadow Snover.

The rewards change every event as well. For the Sinnoh event, the rewards include Stardust, Magnetic Lure and 15 Ultra Balls. Each event's Collection Challenge rewards will change as well. Completing Challenges also earns you Medals, commemorating each event you participate in.

Since the Collection Challenges are a new mechanic to coincide with events, there are no set Challenges. Challenges will go away once the event is complete, so there will always be something fresh to catch. This also means that missing out on any of them means losing some rewards.