The Catch Challenge runs throughout February 2022 in Pokémon Go.
Throughout the month, you'll receive double XP from each egg hatched, as well as increased Candy XL from eggs. And, if you have access to timed research, you'll be able to complete the Catch Challenge for a new avatar item.
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How to access the Catch Challenge in Pokémon Go
If you want to complete the Catch Challenge in Pokémon Go, then you will need to have purchased the Tour: Johto ticket before Monday, 10th February 2022.
These tickets can be brought through the in-game store - accessed via the main menu - and can not be purchased using PokéCoin. A ticket costs £9.99 / $11.99.
Don't want to purchase the ticket to gain access to research, but do want the avatar reward? Don't worry - that will be available for purchase in the shop once the season draws to a close.
Catch Challenge quest steps and rewards in Pokémon Go
Below you'll find all of the requirements and rewards for the February Catch Challenge in Pokémon Go.
This section does contain spoilers for the full quest, so, if you want to be surprised, we recommend skipping.
The Catch Challenge, like last month's XP Challenge, is divided into an overall tally for the Pokémon caught for the main reward (600 in total) as well as 15 individual steps.
It's important to note that, while the overall tally records every Pokémon caught till the goal is reached, the individual steps reset. This means if you catch a few Pokémon when you have completed a step, those catches will not count as progress towards the next step.
As such, it's worth checking the step progress regularly!
The main reward for the Catch Challenge is the Noibat Hat and, if you either don't complete the challenge or don't partake in it, this item will be available from the in-game avatar store when January ends.
Playing daily, using lures and incense, and if you can, having access to a Go Plus are great ways to help with this challenge.
Along with the rewards listed below, you'll also receive a small amount of XP for completing each step.
|1||15||20x Poké Ball|
|4||80||15x Razz Berry|
|5||105||15x Great Balls|
|7||165||15x Nanab Berries|
|9||235||2x Silver Pinap Berries|
|12||365||3x Golden Razz Berry|
|15||600||1x Remote Raid Pass|
The Season of Go has arrived! The 6th Anniversary is here, which includes the return of Zapdos. While Go Fest 2022 may be behind us, there are still three special research quests you might be working on - Pokémon Go Fest 2022, Rhi's Arrival and A Radiant World. This season has also seen the lowering of the requirement for Candy XL and introduced the first Ultra Beast, Nihilego.
Catch Challenge dates and bonuses in Pokémon Go
The Catch Challenge includes bonuses running throughout February 2022, which will be available to everyone - whether you've pre-purchased a Tour: Johto ticket or not.
This bonuses are:
- 2x XP from hatching Eggs
- Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs
Both the Catch Challenge and its bonus will be available from Tuesday, 1st February to Monday, 28th January 2022 at 11:59pm (local time). Remember - to partake in the Catch Challenge you must pre-purchase a Tour: Johto ticket before Monday, 10th February 2022.
Good luck completing this month's challenge!