Battle Go Fest Challenge tasks, rewards Elite tasks and unlock goals in Pokémon Go explained

How to complete the Go Fest Weekly Battle Challenges.

The Go Fest Battle Challenge in Pokémon Go is the second of three Time Research quests that will be released in the run up to Go Fest 2020.

The Go Fest Battle Challenge consists of three quest steps, and these are designed to test your skill at battling Team Go Rocket, and arrive with the debut of Jessie and James in Pokémon Go.

You'll have to truly test your skill at battling in Pokémon Go to complete this challenge set and, if you successfully complete all the challenges, you'll be assisting the other members of your chosen team achieve a special goal.

If you're planning on taking part in Go Fest 2020, then we highly recommend you complete this challenge set to help make the event even more exciting!

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How the 'Go Fest Battle Challenge' works in Pokémon Go

The Go Fest Battle Challenge works like the other previous Research quests that were introduced in March 2018, where players can complete various tasks for special rewards.

The only difference is that, like the previous Go Fest Challenge: Skill that ran last week, Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle is a Timed Research quest, which means that you must complete it before the quest expires.

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If you want to complete these challenges, you'll need to catch some new Shadow Pokémon by defeating Team Rocket Grunts, Leaders and, the boss of the organisation, Giovanni. You can even track down the new Team Go Rocket balloons and to fight the Grunts flying them!

If you successfully complete the Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle before its deadline, you'll be able to Go Fest Elite Battle Challenge.

'Go Fest Battle Challenge' quest steps in Pokémon Go explained

Below you'll find all the steps and confirmed rewards for the Go Fest Battle Challenge, but, be warned, this section does contain spoilers for the entirety of this Timed Research challenge.

Thank you to SilphScience from reddit for the help with this information.

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'Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle' Step 1 of 3

  • Power up a Pokémon - 100 Stardust
  • Evolve a Pokemon - x1 Rare Candy
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Grunt - x2 Hyper Potions

Rewards: 100 XP, x5 Revives and x5 Hyper Potions

'Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle' Step 2 of 3

  • Purify 2 Shadow Pokémon - x2 Max Revives
  • Power up a Pokémon 2 times - 200 Stardust
  • Defeat 2 Team Go Rocket Grunts - x2 Max Potions

Rewards: x3 Max Potions, x3 Max Revives and Hitmonlee encounter

'Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle' Step 3 of 3

  • Purify 3 Shadow Pokémon - x3 Max Revives
  • Power up Pokémon 3 times - 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts - x3 Max Potions

Rewards: x1 Rare Candy, Super Rocket Radar and Absol encounter

Don't forget - you only have till Wednesday, 15th July at 10pm local time to complete these challenges.

Elite 'Go Fest Skill Challenge' quest steps in Pokémon Go explained

If you manage to complete the above steps for the Go Fest Battle Challenge before Wednesday, July 15th, then you'll unlock the Elite Go Fest Battle Challenge.

This extra set of tasks shares the Wednesday, 15th July at 10pm local time deadline at the original Go Fest Battle Challenge tasks. Thankfully, they don't contribute to the global completion tally for Go Fest - see the next section for more details.

Thank you to SilphScience from reddit for the help with this information.

Elite 'Go Fest Battle Challenge' Step 1 of 1

Rewards: 500 XP. 500 Stardust and x5 Razz Berries

'Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle' unlock goals in Pokémon Go explained

When you complete the Go Fest Battle Challenge, you'll contribute to a global competition tally.

The exact tally you're assigned to depends on which Pokémon Go team you're currently on - Mystic, Instinct or Valor.

When a minimum of one million trainers for a specific team, Mystic for example, completes Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle, a new Pokémon will be unlocked for Go Fest 2020. If this goal is not reached, then this Pokémon will not appear during the event.

Below you can find which Pokémon have been assigned to each and will be released if the one million goal is reached:

  • One million Team Mystic trainers - Alolan Grimer
  • One million Team Instinct trainers - Ferroseed
  • One million Team Valor trainers - Alolan Marowak
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Alolan Grimer, Ferroseed and Alolan Marowak will be added to Go Fest 2020 if the goals are reached.

Each Go Fest Weekly Challenge has its own set of unlockable goals, which means that completing all three of the challenge sets will help add even more rare Pokémon to Go Fest 2020.


It's Day Two of Pokémon Go Fest! Play the Rocket Straight to Victory quest, where you'll face Arlo, Cliff and Sierra, as well as Giovanni. You can also face Palkia and Dialga in raids, and get your hands on Rotom and Unown if you're a ticket holder. 2020 has otherwise seen several new features - such the arrival of Rocket Balloons, the Go Battle League, Remote Raids and the trade evolution feature. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day. You can currently compete in the Season 3 Great League and complete the Dragon Week Timed Research.


'Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle' dates and times in Pokémon Go explained

The Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle is the second of the three Timed Research challenge sets that will be released in the weeks prior to Go Fest 2020.

'Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle' runs from Friday, 10th July to Wednesday, 15th July, beginning at 8am and ending at 10pm local time - the same as when Jessie and James arrive and leave the game.

If you complete the Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle before 10pm on Wednesday, 15th July, you'll unlock access to the Go Fest Elite Battle Challenge.

Good luck completing the Go Fest Weekly Challenge: Battle Timed Research quest!

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