Summer may be coming to a close, but Niantic has one more big event planned for Pokémon Go before it ends.
According to the developer’s latest blog post, a final global challenge from Professor Willow will take place on September 1st and 2nd to celebrate the Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan. If trainers can complete the yet to be announced challenges over the weekend, another Legendary raid day will be unlocked. On Saturday, September 8th, the Generation I bird Moltres will fly back into raids and players will have a chance to encounter its shiny form.
Similar to the previous Articuno and Zapdos global challenge rewards, Moltres will appear for three hours—11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT—in most Gyms across the world. If the Fire/Flying-type does get unlocked, the developer confirmed it will also know the Flying-type move Sky Attack.
In addition to the Legendaries return, the other global challenge prize will be bonus Stardust on every Pokémon catch and egg hatch, as well as 3,000 Stardust for each raid completed. The worldwide prize would unlock on September 3rd at 1 p.m. PT and last until September 10th at 1 p.m. PT.
While the Moltres day and bonus Stardust aren’t guaranteed to happen in Pokémon Go, trainers haven’t had any trouble completing the previous global challenges. Typically, the tasks involve catching a certain number of Pokémon, and with the Safari Zone event occurring at the same time, it shouldn’t take too long for players to reach the required goals. Plus, the event will introduce the shiny form of Generation III’s Wingull worldwide, so trainers will likely be playing the mobile game longer than usual this weekend to nab the color-swapped version of the Water/Flying-type.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go Live