Niantic Releases Details on Collection Challenges

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Article by Brian Tien

A previously announced feature of the upcoming Kanto Tour is coming to fruition; Collection Challenges. During these events, Niantic will set out a list of Pokemon that need to be captured during a specific time period, and players that complete the list in time will be able to enjoy a set of rewards The first challenge is already rolling out to players, with more set to appear in the near future.

Collection Challenge Required Catches

Completion Rewards
25 Pokeballs, 5 Rare Candes, TBA amount of Stardust

Keep in mind that this is a catch challenge; evolved Pokemon in these events such as Herdier must be caught in their evolved formes, not simply evolved.

Players will be able to see the Catch Challenge in their Today view. If you don't see it now, don't worry. It's still rolling out, and everyone will likely have it soon!

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A new year means new challenges. And in that spirit, we’re introducing a new feature—Collection Challenges!

Whether you’re new to Pokémon GO or a seasoned Trainer, Collection Challenges provide a handy guide to collecting Pokémon featured during certain events. Different in-game events will feature different Collection Challenges, helping you grow into the best Trainer you can be.

To get started on a Collection Challenge, open the Today View to see which Pokémon are part of that challenge. Each challenge will disappear once its corresponding in-game event ends, so do your best to collect all the Pokémon in the challenge before then! As you complete Collection Challenges featured in different in-game events, you’ll be able to earn rewards and add to your new Elite Collector medal!

The first Collection Challenge is rolling out now! Complete the Unova-themed Collection Challenge during the event by catching Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Lillipup, Herdier, Roggenrola, Solosis, Ferroseed, and Blitzle, to receive a reward of Stardust, 25 Poke Balls, and 5 Rare Candy. We look forward to seeing you complete your Collection Challenges!

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—The Pokémon GO team

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