Pokémon Go Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge and field research tasks explained

Dragons are descending on Pokémon Go!

The Dragonspiral Descent event in Pokémon Go sees dragon-types take centre stage to celebrate the release of Druddigon - one of the last Gen 5 Pokémon to be released into the game.

While you're hunting for a Druddigon, there's also the Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge and a selection of exclusive field research tasks to complete.

This event is the perfect time to add a powerful dragon-type to your team, so make sure you're well stocked up on PokéBalls.

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Battling and catching a Druddigon in Pokémon Go

Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge Pokémon List in Pokémon Go

The Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge sees you catching 10 Pokémon during the current Pokémon Go event. If you want its rewards, especially the Druddigon encounter, then you must complete this challenge before Sunday, December 12th at 8pm (local time).

Here are the Pokémon, arranged in National Pokédex order, for the Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge:

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  • Vulpix - In the wild and field research
  • Seel - In the wild
  • Dratini - In the wild and field research
  • Dragonair - In the wild
  • Mareep - In the wild
  • Sneasel - In the wild and field research
  • Trapinch - In the wild
  • Vibrava - In the wild
  • Blitzle - In the wild
  • Darumaka - In the wild

If you're struggling to find any of the above - looking at you, Dragonair and Vibrana - then remember to use Incense and Lures to increase event spawns and thus, their chances of appearing.

Completing this challenge will reward you with 1,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust and a Druddigon encounter.

Field research for Dragonspiral Descent event in Pokémon Go

You can collect a variety of exclusive field research tasks for the Dragonspiral Descent event in Pokémon Go by spinning PokéStops and Gyms.

These tasks, if saved in your field research collection, can be completed after the event ends, but we recommend completing them during the event, because some will reward you with Pokémon for the Collection Challenge.

Below you can find the Dragonspiral Descent field research tasks:

  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row reward - Dratini encounter
  • Win a raid reward - Deino encounter
  • Win 3 raids reward - Druddigon encounter
  • Win a raid in under 60 seconds reward - Sneasel encounter

Thank you to redwineandbeer from reddit for the help with this information!

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Pokemon_Sneasel
Pokemon_Deino
Dratini, Sneasel and Deino are all available during field research tasks.

Everything else for the Dragonspiral Descent event in Pokémon Go

If you're after one Pokémon during the Dragonspiral Descent event in Pokémon Go, then it's going to be the newly released Druddigon. This Gen 5 dragon will be available through a number of different methods, including three-star raids alongside Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras and Dragonite.

You may even find the shiny version of Druddigon!

Pokemon_Go_Druddigon

This event will also allow you to add the legendary Reshiram and Zekrom to your Pokédex if you haven't done so already. Meanwhile, for one-star raids, you'll be able to battle Deino, Golett, Cubchoo, Litwick and Tynamo.

Finally, Mega Steelix - another new release - will still be available in Mega Raids throughout the event.

Outside of raids, a variety of Pokémon will be appearing in the wild. These Pokémon are:

Pokemon_Mareep
  • Vulpix
  • Seel
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Mareep
  • Sneasel
  • Trapinch
  • Vibrava
  • Blitzle
  • Darumaka
  • Deino

Keep an eye out for them, because some of these Pokémon are on the Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge list.


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How the Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge works in Pokémon Go

The Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenges, along with the event itself, will be available until 8pm (local time) on Sunday, 12th December.

Pokemon_Collection_Challenges

As with previous Collection Challenges, you need to obtain a specific list of Pokémon through either catching them in the wild or using other methods, such as completing field research tasks or raids. After completing the Collection Challenge, it will be added to your Elite Collector medal and you'll earn its rewards.

Collection Challenges can be found in the 'Today View' screen, which is accessed by pressing the field research button - the little binoculars - in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. You may have to scroll to the left if you've been looking at the field or special research screens.

Pokémon on the Collection Challenge list will be ticked off as you catch them, which will help you keep track of the ones you're missing.

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The Pokémon will be ticked off as you complete the Collection Challenge.

Don't forget - you only have until Sunday, 12th December at 8pm (local time) to complete the Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge.

Have fun hunting down a Druddigon!

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