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Pokémon Go Stardust Challenge quest steps and rewards

All rewards for the December challenge.

The Stardust Challenge runs throughout December 2021 in Pokémon Go.

Newly introduced in Season of Heritage are monthly seasonal bonuses and timed research.

In December, this will see double Stardust for the first daily catch, and will give you a string of quest steps to complete by collecting Stardust. Once you have reached the end, you'll receive an exclusive avatar item.

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Stardust Challenge quest steps and rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you'll find all the requirements and rewards for the December Stardust Challenge in Pokémon Go.

A Deino Hat Avatar item will be the ultimate reward for completing all 15 steps.

This section does contain spoilers for the entire quest, so, if you want to be surprised, we recommend skipping.

As well as the below rewards for each of the 15 step, you'll also receive a small number of XP for each one completed.

At the end is the main reward, a Deino Hat Avatar item.

If you fail to complete the below steps by the end of the month, then it will be available to purchase from the in-game store.

If time is running out, our explainer on the best way to get more Stardust can help.

However, playing daily should net you enough Stardust to unlock the below - so play regularly and you should do it in plenty of time!

StepRequirementReward
1500 total Stardust10x Poké Ball
21,000 total Stardust10x Razz Berry
33,000 total StardustRhyhorn encounter
46,000 total Stardust15x Pinap Berry
510,000 total StardustOnix encounter
615,000 total Stardust25x Poké Ball
720,000 total Stardust15x Nanab Berry
830,000 total StardustStaryu encounter
940,000 total Stardust20x Great Ball
1050,000 total Stardust2x Silver Pinap Berry
1160,000 total StardustAlolan Exeggutor encounter
1270,000 total Stardust25x Ultra Ball
1385,000 total StardustDeino encounter
14100,000 total Stardust5,000 XP
15120,000 total Stardust1x Lucky Egg
Deino Hat avatar item

Currently available is the Astral Eclipse event, which brings the A Cosmic Companion special research quest of the Season of Light to a close. You can also finally evolve Cosmoem into Solgaleo or Lunala! Elsewhere, be sure to use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres.


Stardust Challenge dates and bonuses in Pokémon Go

The Stardust Challenge will introduce a bonus throughout December 2021 - double Stardust for your first catch of the day.

This bonus - and the above quest steps and rewards - will run throughout December, ending on December 31st, 2021 at 11:59pm local time.

Season of Heritage introduces monthly challenges.

Then, in January and February, will be more Challenges - themed around gathering XP and catching Pokémon respectively. Unlike the December challenge, both of these require a pre-purchase of the Tour: Johto ticket to access.

Good luck completing this month's challenge!

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Matthew edits guides and other helpful things at Eurogamer.net. When not doing that, he's out and about playing Pokémon Go or continuing to amass his amiibo collection.

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