Niantic tasked Pokemon Go trainers with catching three billion Pokemon in just seven days for cool rewards.
The event begins on November 19 and ends on November 26.
Catching 500 million Pokemon will earn trainers double XP and lures activating for six hours instead of 30 minutes. Catching 1.5 billion Pokemon will ass double Stardust. And finally if trainers manage to catch 3 billion Pokemon then Farfetch’d, a Pokemon only available in East Asia, will become available worldwide for 48 hours while Kangaskhan will become available in East Asia.
According to The Silph Road, Pokemon caught from now until November 26 will count towards the challenge. They also said that rewards are unlocked after reaching each milestone and will last until December 1 at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET. They also provided us with a handy chart to lay everything out:
Farfetch’d is not that impressive of a Pokemon, with GamePress rating its combat effectiveness a four out of 10. However his status as a region exclusive Pokemon available only in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong according to the publication makes it highly collectible. Meanwhile, Kangaskhan, a Pokemon exclusive to Australia according to Eurogamer, has a combat rating of 8.5 out of 10 from GamePress with its normal typing and beefy HP good for defense despite a middling defense stat. Either way, we’re sure everyone will appreciate the extra XP, lure duration, and Stardust.
The Global Catch Challenge is meant to coincide with the launch of a new video series known as Pokemon Go Travel where trailers travel the world to catch Pokemon. The series starts with a group of trainers including IHasCupquake, Coisa de Nerd, and Rachel Quirico traveling to Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Tottori in Japan. The Global Catch Challenge will conclude with a celebration at the Pokemon Go Safari Zone event in Tottori on November 26, according to Niantic.
The Raid Boss List for Pokemon Go changed on November 4. Reddit user xaryan on The Silph Road subreddit compiled a list of the new raid bosses. The changes only affected tiers one through four and also included the recently introduced gen three Pokemon. In addition, Raid Timers were set to 45 minutes.