Niantic has issued a new global challenge to Pokémon Go players, and if the goals are met, another Legendary’s shiny will be added to the game.
Revealed through a recent blog post, the developer explained that the second round of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge will take place during the upcoming Pokémon Go Fest 2.0 on July 14th and 15th. According to Niantic, “each area of the world will have to meet the challenge requirements” to unlock new bonuses that will activate on July 16th, including extra Candy for every Pokémon caught in the wild and in raid battles.
Then, on Saturday, July 21st, the Legendary Pokémon Zapdos will soar back into raids for three hours, similar to the recent global Articuno day. On the day of the event, trainers will receive five free raid passes, a majority of Gyms will feature the Electric-type bird, and some lucky trainers might come across the rare color-swapped shiny version. Unlike the Articuno event, though, Zapdos caught during the event will know the fast attack Thundershock, a move it has never been able to learn before.
The global challenges and Go Fest 2.0 have been part of Pokémon Go‘s summer of events. In addition to the new worldwide tasks launching during the upcoming Chicago-based event, trainers should see the arrival of two more shiny Pokémon—Plusle and Minun. Also, it’s believed that the next Special Research quest will launch during the celebration, which will finally let trainers encounter Celebi, Generation II’s Mythical Pokémon.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live