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Pokémon GO Taipei Safari Zone: Exploration Challenge

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Pokémon GO’s Taipei Safari Zone is finally here. Trainers who come out to the Da’an Forest Park in Taipei will enjoy exclusive special research, an increased chance of catching a shiny, increased incense duration, an event medal, and much more. However, to celebrate the start to the weekend-long event, there are Exploration Challenges that players can freely access from all around the world. This limited-time research is available from Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 a.m. local time to Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. local time. 

The last Safari Zone took place in late September in Goyang, South Korea. Its Exploration Challenges rewarded encounters with the perfume Pokémon, Spritzee, along with stardust and XP.

This month, the Safari Zone Exploration Challenges are centered around the Wing Fish Pokémon, Finneon. The best moves of this Generation Four Pokémon include Water Gun and Ice Beam. Though Finneon might not prove to be the strongest asset in battle, for 50 Candy, Finneon can evolve into a more powerful Lumineon.

Pokémon GO Taipei Safari Zone: Exploration Challenge

As they did last month, these Exploration Challenges will require players to explore to earn encounters with Finneon. To access the Safari Zone: Taipei Timed Research challenges, go to the Today View category that is found on the Event page of the app. For players unsure on where to start, here is an additional guide to exploring.

  • Explore 1km: Finneon encounter
  • Explore 2km: Finneon encounter
  • Explore 3km: Finneon encounter
  • Explore 4km: Finneon encounter
  • Explore 5km: Finneon encounter

Players should note that every additional encounter with Finneon, increases the likelihood a shiny will appear. When the Exploration Challenge is fully completed, players will earn an additional 1,000 XP and 1,000 Stardust