New Event: Gifts
August 5th, 2019 marks the arrival of several events to Pokemon GO.
Starting at 3 PM central today, the Gift event will begin. From now until August 19th:
- Shiny Bonsly will be available in 7km eggs
- 7km eggs will have their distance reduced to 2km
- Limit on opening gifts increased to 30 per day
- Limit on gifts in inventory increased to 20 per day
Professor Willow's Global Challenge
In addition, Professor Willow's Global Research Challenge 2019 will begin its final part with Blanche's Challenge. If and when it is completed(25 million research tasks for each team Globally and 2 million tasks at GO Fest Yokohama), players will unlock the following bonuses:
- 3x Catch Stardust
- 3000 Stardust per raid
- 3x Hatch Stardust
- 1-hour Star Pieces
This bonus will go from August 13th to August 20th, 2019. Completing this final part of the challenge will unlock Suicune as a 3-hour raid event with its shiny form available.
#TeamMystic Leader Blanche will be starting the final part of the Global Challenge soon, Trainers! Remember to work together so you can unlock a week of Stardust-themed bonuses! 🌟— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 5, 2019
✅ 3× Catch Stardust
✅ 3,000 Stardust per raid
✅ 3× Hatch Stardust
✅ 1-hour Star Pieces pic.twitter.com/E0kPpzyC3F
An "even more exciting bonus" will be unlocked as well that has yet to be revealed yet. Last year, the bonus included regionals being included in Alolan eggs, and the first appearance of Mewtwo as the raid boss for a month. All three legendary birds were also available for a week with their shiny forms.
Research tasks begin counting towards the event starting at 8 PM CST tonight, August 5th.