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Pokémon Go Fest Weekly Friendship Challenge guide

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The last week of challenges before Go Fest starts focuses on friendship

An emblem with the Pokémon Go Fest 2020 logo, as well as three golden Pokémon Go badges Image: Niantic

The final Pokémon Go Fest weekly challenge runs from July 17 until July 22 and focuses on friendship.

During the event, Pikachu in sunglasses and the sunhat will spawn again, along with increased spawns for Oddish, Bellsprout, Slowpoke, Krabby, Tangela, Wingull, Castform, and Hippopotas. Petilil will also start spawning for the first time.

Bellsprout’s evolution line is also being released as Shiny, so keep your eyes out for a golden Bellsprout.

A comparison between Shiny Bellsprout’s evolution line and it’s regular form. The Shinies are more yellow, blue, and green-tinted. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic

Just like previous weeks, if one million players from each team complete the Today’s View Research, then more Pokémon will spawn during Go Fest. Valor players will unlock Litwick, Mystic players will unlock Dratini, and Instinct players will unlock Togetic.

Step 1 of 3

  • Earn a heart with your buddy (1 Razz Berry)
  • Send a gift to a friend (100 Stardust)
  • Play with your buddy (1 Pinap Berry)

Rewards: 100 XP, 100 Stardust, and 10 Poké Balls

Step 2 of 3

  • Send 5 gifts to friends (10 Pinap Berries)
  • Earn 5 hearts with your buddy (10 Razz Berries)
  • Earn a candy walking with your buddy (1 Rare Candy)

Rewards: 300 XP, Alolan Raichu encounter, 300 Stardust

Step 3 of 3

  • Take a snapshot of your buddy (10 Pinap Berries)
  • Send 10 gifts to friends (500 Stardust)
  • Earn 10 hearts with your buddy (20 Razz Berries)

Rewards: 1 Rare Candy, Petilil encounter, 1 Lucky Egg

Elite Challenge

  • Use 30 berries to help catch Pokémon (5 Nanab Berries)
  • Send 30 gifts to friends (5 Razz Berries)
  • Earn 30 hearts with your buddy (5 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: 500 XP, 500 Stardust, 5 Razz Berries