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Pokémon Go A Colossal Discovery quest steps, rewards and ticket price explained

Everything you need to know about Pokémon Go's first paid in-game event.

A Colossal Discovery was the first paid in-game event for Pokémon Go.

Inspired by Pokémon Go Fests, A Colossal Discovery gives players the chance to earn rewards, including an exclusive avatar pose, and the opportunity to catch Regigigas before it enters the EX Raids.

Ahead of time, Pokémon Go fans knew the event was coming at the beginning of October before being officially announced on October 14th 2019.

How Regigigas event 'A Colossal Discovery' works in Pokémon Go, Regigigas event date and time explained

'A Colossal Discovery' takes inspiration from the Go Fests that occur around the world in cities like Chicago and Dortmund. Unlike these events, however, that happen in a set location, 'A Colossal Discovery' will be available to every Pokémon Go player across the world.

Pokémon Go's 'A Colossal Discovery' event start date and time was Saturday November 2nd from 11am to 7pm in your local time zone.

To take part you must purchase a ticket in-game before or on Saturday November 2nd.

If you decide to take part in the event, a time-limited Special Research quest, 'A Colossal Discovery,' will become available to you on Saturday November 2nd from 11am onwards.

'A Colossal Discovery' will work exactly like the other Special Research questlines, which have been released for Mythical Pokémon like Celebi and Jirachi.

The quest will be broken down into several steps, which will consist of three individual challenges. You'll be rewarded for each individual challenge and step you complete.

Once you complete them all, you'll be given the opportunity to catch Regigigas - the Colossal Pokémon.

There is no restriction on when you can complete 'A Colossal Discovery.'

If you don't complete the Special Research by the end of the event, then the tasks will change to something less reliant on the Pokémon encounters and raids that occurred during the weekend of the event.

How to complete each of the 'A Colossal Discovery' quest steps

Here are the four quest steps for A Colossal Discovery. Be way of spoilers before continuing, if you are worried about learning what each objective entails before unlocking them.

'A Colossal Discovery' Step 1 of 4

  • Catch a Regirock, Regice or Registeel from a raid - 3000 XP
  • Catch 7 Rock-type Pokémon - Cranidos reward
  • Evolve 7 Rock-type Pokémon - Tyranitar reward

Rewards for completing Step 1: 3x Golden Razz Berry, x3000 Stardust, x10 Great Ball

Note - A quick and easy way to complete this step is being able to use a Berry on a Pokémon, but then not catch them, which still counts towards your total!

'A Colossal Discovery' Step 2 of 4

  • Catch a Regirock, Regice or Registeel from a raid - 3000 XP
  • Catch 7 Ice-type Pokémon - Lapras reward
  • Evolve 7 Ice-type Pokémon - Abomasnow reward

Rewards for completing Step 2: 1x Sinnoh Stone, x3000 Stardust, x10 Great Ball

'A Colossal Discovery' Step 3 of 4

  • Catch a Regirock, Regice or Registeel from a raid - 3000 XP
  • Catch 7 Steel-type Pokémon - Shieldon reward
  • Evolve 7 Steel-type Pokémon - Steelix reward

Rewards for completing Step 3: 1x Unova Stone, x3000 Stardust, x10 Great Ball

'A Colossal Discovery' Step 4 of 4

  • Take a snapshot of Regirock - 3000 XP
  • Take a snapshot of Regice - 3000 XP
  • Take a snapshot of Registeel - 3000 XP

Rewards for completing Step 4: Regigigas encounter, 10 Regigigas Candy, event exclusive Avatar pose

Rewards from 'A Colossal Discovery' quest in Pokémon Go

For taking part in 'A Colossal Discovery,' you receive a number of rewards, which include:

  • A Special Research story event that concludes in an early-access encounter with Regigigas
  • A special 'A Colossal Discovery' medal
  • 1 Unova Stone from completing the Special Research
  • 1 Sinnoh Stone from completing the Special Research
  • Encounters with Cranidos, Tyranitar, Lapras, Abomasnow, Shieldon and Steelix
  • An exclusive avatar pose from completing the Special Research named 'Go Time!':

You will also receive 10 additional Raid Passes during the event period on November 2nd from spinning the Photo Disc at a Gym.

These Raid Passes will only be available during the event and you can only hold one at a time. This means that, if you want to take full advantage of the bonuses for this event, you must battle in a couple of raids.

The 'Go Time' event-exclusive avatar earned from 'A Colossal Discovery'.

How much does 'A Colossal Discovery' cost?

A ticket for 'A Colossal Discovery' costs £7.99 / $7.99.

The ticket is nonrefundable and you can not purchase it using PokéCoins.

You'll be able to purchase tickets until 5pm (in your local time zone) on Saturday November 2nd.

How do you purchase a ticket for 'A Colossal Discovery' in Pokémon Go?

Once the tickets for 'A Colossal Discovery' are live, you'll be able to purchase them from the in-game store.

You can the in-game store from the main Poké Ball menu. When you're in the store, scroll down until you find a ticketed-event banner advertising 'A Colossal Discovery.'

Select 'Learn More' beneath this banner and then the option to 'Purchase.'

This will take you through the steps to purchase the event ticket.

After this has been completed correctly, you'll receive a pop-up informing you that the ticket for 'A Colossal Discovery' has been purchased and is in your Item Bag.


New to the game is a long overdue Mega Evolution update, which has arrived alongside the A Mega Moment research. May 2022 is closing with the Alola to Alola event and special research quest, which has four different sets of challenges for you to choose from. Currently both the Ultra League and Element Cup are running in the Go Battle League. Elsewhere, we've recently seen the release of more Gen 7 Pokémon as part of the Season of Alola. The first details surrounding Go Fest 2022 have also been announced, including the event date.


Do you miss out on anything if you don't pay for 'A Colossal Discovery'?

Thankfully Regigigas will be entering EX Raids shortly after the event ends in November.

The most you will miss out on is the special 'A Colossal Discovery' event badge and the 'Go Time!' exclusive avatar pose.

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