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The first round of Pokémon Go challenge bonuses is live now

Double hatch and catch candy, halved egg hatching distance, and a guaranteed Rare Candy from every raid you do

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Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Pokémon Go players completed worldwide challenges during one of the game’s big events in Chicago over the weekend, unlocking special perks that are active now.

Because the three teams and the event-goers were able to complete oodles of Field Research Tasks, players will have access to the following bonuses until June 25 at 4 p.m. ET:

  • double candy from Pokémon catches
  • double candy from hatching eggs
  • halved egg hatching distance
  • one guaranteed Rare Candy per completed raid

That being said, these bonuses are juicy and perfect for anyone trying to score enough candy to power up their rarer ’mons, or maybe just get enough to evolve a Wailmer.

Part of the reward also includes the Legendary beast Raikou returning to tier 5 raids, with a chance to be Shiny. However, Raikou is not in raids right now — it will return at a later, undetermined time.

More challenges will happen during the remaining two Pokémon Go festivals in Dortmund and Tokyo.

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