Go Fest Global research tasks are a time limited series of quests available in Pokémon Go to coincide with Pokémon Go Fest in Yokohama and the latest Global Challenge dates.
These tasks are available at PokéStops, replacing some of the current roster of monthly Research Tasks currently available.
Go Fest Global research task rewards explained in Pokémon Go
The Go Fest Global tasks are live in Pokémon Go from August 6th as part of the latest Global Challenge, introducing new spawns as well as special Research Tasks.
These Go Fest Global tasks are available until August 12th, 9am BST / 1am PST, although tasks can be completed and rewards can be claimed at any point after that if you've picked up the task before the event ends and keep hold of it.
Go Fest Global research tasks list:
- Evolve 3 Pokemon
- Land 2 Curveball Throws in a row
- Hatch 1 Egg
- Win 1 Raid Battle
- Win 3 Gym Battles
All Go Fest Global research tasks rewards you with one of the following Pokémon:
Thanks to Calder027 on reddit for fleshing out the above.
The first Gen 5 Pokémon have arrived! These include new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Elsewhere this year we've also seen new Adventure Sync rewards, a Jirachi quest, Team Rocket Invasions and freeing Shadow Pokémon, as well as monthly Field Research rewards. Complete the Looming in the Shadows special research quest line to fight against the invading Team Go Rocket Leaders! Finally, Niantic Wayfarer has been announced and is coming to players soon.
What else do you need to know about Go Fest Global research task rewards?
First of all - all the above Pokémon have the potential to be Shiny, and though not knowing exactly which one at a glance you'll get isn't great for completionists, it's good to know there's a chance you could get something really valuable from it.
There is, however, a way to know what the Go Fest research task reward is. Though offering a Pokémon from a pool instead of one known creature is new for research, it should be known that the Pokémon given from that specific tasks and PokeStop is the same for everyone.
This means, if you know someone who has collected a Lotad from one of the above tasks, everyone else will do too until the end of the day, when the task will reset as usual. (Thanks to azurelatios on reddit for confirming this!)