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Third wave of Pokémon Go challenge bonuses are live now

With Suicune coming for a special raid day soon

A hand holds an iPhone playing Pokemon Go, displaying the player profile screen Photo: James Bareham/Polygon

Last week, Pokémon Go players were challenged to complete as many Field Research Tasks as possible to try to unlock bonuses. With all four of the missions completed, a bunch of sweet Stardust-based perks have activated now until Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. ET.

The bonuses include:

  • one-hour Star Pieces
  • tripled hatch Stardust
  • tripled raid Stardust
  • tripled catch Stardust

These rewards are great if you need dust to power up your Pokémon. To make the best of it, consider popping a Star Piece and walking around your local Pokémon Go spot. Do some raids, catch some Pokémon, and hatch some eggs to get some serious dust.

The completion of these missions also means that the Legendary water-type Suicune will return to raids on Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. in your local time. The water dog will also be able to be caught Shiny, if you’re lucky.

With that ends all the challenges and the Pokémon Go Fests for now, but that means that new Special Research Tasks with Jirachi are likely just around the corner.

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