Pokémon GO Global Catch Challenge Succeeds, Over 3 Billion Caught

Posted by | November 27, 2017 | Mobile, News, Video | No Comments

If you fired up Pokémon GO over the Thanksgiving holidays, you helped contribute to the Pokémon Global Catch Challenge. According to Niantic, trainers collectively caught over three billion Pokémon around the world over the last week, meeting all three capture goals.

The rewards are detailed in the pictures below. The big news is that certain region-exclusive Pokémon will be given a wider berth for a limited time, including Farfetch’d and Kangaskhan. Farfetch’d was previously only available in Japan. Kangaskhan was exclusive to Australia, though the reward only opened it up to East Asia.

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Pokémon GO has steadily fallen from the lofty heights it reached when it launched last year, but clearly still has lots of fans. A main series Nintendo 3DS Pokémon game, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, launched earlier this month. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are remixed and enhanced version of last year’s Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Niantic recently announced a new AR mobile game project: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Wizards Unite will utilize the same social and geographical gameplay concepts as Pokémon GO. No release date has been announced, but Niantic has pledged to continue to support Pokémon GO in the mean time.


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