Pokemon Go Global Challenge: Everything You Need to Know

Pokemon Go Global Challenge is an event this summer in which players will face a new batch of community challenges to receive in-game bonuses and rewards, which culminate with raids for the three Legendary Beasts: Raikou, Suicune, and Entei.

Pokemon Go Global Challenge Details

The event is split into three parts, one for each Legendary Beast and Pokemon Fest location. Throughout each Pokemon Fest there will be a series of research challenges for event attendees as well as global research challenges for all three teams: Instinct, Valor, and Mystic.

For each challenge completed, all players will unlock bonuses for the following week to candy, egg hatching, and raid battles. If all challenges are completed during a Pokemon Fest event, they will be followed by raids against one of the Legendary Beasts with the potential to earn a shiny Pokemon.

You can read a full breakdown of the research requirements and rewards on the Pokemon website, but here's the most important info for getting the Legendary Beasts:

Raikou raids will be unlocked after Pokemon Go Fest Chicago, which runs from June 13 to June 19. The challenge rewards from this event will run from June 18 to June 25, but we don't yet have a date for Raikou's raid.

Entei raids will be unlocked following Pokemon Go Fest Dortmund, which runs from July 4 to July 7. Its rewards will run from July 9 to July 16, and Entei will be available for raids on Sunday, July 14.

Suicune raids will be unlocked after Pokemon Go Fest Yokohama, which runs from August 5 to August 12. Its rewards will last from August 13 to August 20, and Suicune raids will take place on Saturday, August 17.

Happy hunting.

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