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Pokémon Go Fest 2020 Weekly Skill Challenge guide

There’s Field Research as well as Timed Special Research tasks to complete

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

The first event leading up to Pokémon Go Fest is now live, and runs from July 3 until July 8.

The event has added several Pokémon wearing party hats to the spawn list, as well as a Pikachu being hoisted up by balloons. While this Pikachu is dubbed “Flying Pikachu,” it’s not actually a flying-type Pokémon this time around.

The event also includes the release of Ducklett and Swanna, two Pokémon from the Unova region, as well as the Shiny forms for Pidove’s evolution line.

Both the regular and Shiny forms of Pidove, Tranquill, and Unfezant Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic

There’s also a set of Field Research tasks you can complete throughout the event.

Pokémon Go Fest 2020 Weekly Skill Challenge Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Catch 2 Pokémon with weather boost Natu or Murkrow encounter
Catch 4 flying-type Pokémon 500 Stardust
Catch 6 flying-type Pokémon 800 Stardust
Catch 8 flying-type Pokémon 1,200 Stardust
Hatch an egg Swablu encounter
Send a gift to a friend Hoppip encounter
Use 4 berries to help catch Pokémon Pidgey, Skarmory, Taillow, or Pidove encounter

The most important part of this event is the Timed Special Research tasks. The more players complete these, the more Pokémon will be available during Go Fest.

Go Fest Skill Challenge step 1

  • Catch 20 Pokémon (100 Stardust)
  • Make 5 nice throws (10 Poké Balls)
  • Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon (5 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: 100 XP, 1 Golden Razz Berry, 10 Great Balls

Go Fest Skill Challenge step 2

  • Catch 30 Pokémon (300 Stardust)
  • Make 10 great throws (10 Great Balls)
  • Transfer 20 Pokémon (20 Poké Balls)

Rewards: 300 XP, Ducklett encounter, 1 Silver Pinap Berry

Go Fest Skill Challenge step 3

  • Catch 50 Pokémon (1,000 Stardust)
  • Make an excellent throw (10 Ultra Balls)
  • Catch 15 different species of Pokémon (20 Great Balls)

Rewards: 1 Rare Candy, Flying Pikachu encounter, 1 Star Piece

Go Fest Skill Elite Challenge

  • Catch 100 Pokémon (5 Poké Balls)
  • Catch 25 different species of Pokémon (5 Great Balls)
  • Make 50 excellent throws (5 Ultra Balls)

Rewards: 500 XP, 500 Stardust, 5 Razz Berries

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