The final event in Niantic‘s Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 is the Yokosuka Pokémon GO Safari Zone, which is taking place from August 29 to September 2 in Yokosuka, Japan. Trainers are now able to find Pokémon not normally seen in Japan, such as the Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Tropius, Unown and more. Pokémon such as Feebas, Torchic, Mudkip, Treecko and Beldum can also be found more often throughout Japan. Additionally, Wingull is appearing more frequently worldwide and its rare Shiny form has made its Pokémon GO debut. Naturally, Shiny Wingull evolves into Shiny Pelipper. Professor Willow’s Global Challenge will take place on September 1 and 2, giving Trainers all over the world another opportunity to unlock bonuses while they take part in this special event. If all goes well and the tasks are completed, a special Ultra Bonus will be unlocked. This highly-anticipated Ultra Bonus will be announced on September 10. In the meantime, Niantic has shared various pictures of Wingull flying around Yokosuka’s Mikasa Park. The developer is continuing to follow the iconic Seagull Pokémon‘s journey to Verny Park and beyond via Instagram. Niantic wants to see your Yokosuka Safari Zone photos, so be sure to share them via social media.
The last round of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge is happening on September 1 and 2 during the Safari Zone event in Yokosuka, Japan. If certain areas of the world can meet the challenge requirements, they’ll unlock bonus Stardust for catching Pokémon and hatching Eggs—including a guaranteed 3,000 Stardust for every raid—starting September 3 at 1:00 P.M. PDT. Also, until September 10 at 1:00 P.M. PDT, Trainers can unlock a bonus to earn Star Pieces that will last for one hour. If the challenge is completed, Trainers worldwide will receive up to five free Raid Passes for Moltres Day, which features the Legendary Pokémon Moltres. On September 8, Moltres will be available in Raid Battles around the world for a three-hour period and will know the Flying-type move Sky Attack. You may also be able to encounter a Shiny Moltres. The Global Challenge tasks, rewards and timings for all participating regions are as follows:
- Pokémon GO Safari Zone – complete 100,000 Research Tasks for catch Stardust increase
- Europe, Middle East and Africa – complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks for one-hour Star Pieces from September 1st at 07:00 UTC to September 3 at 06:59 UTC
- The Americas – complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks for hatch Stardust increase from September 1 at 07:00 PDT to September 3 at 06:59 PDT
- The Asia-Pacific region – complete 5,000,000 Research Tasks for Raid Stardust increase from September 1 at 07:00 JST to September 3 at 06:59 JST
According to Niantic, Pokémon GO players from the Asia-Pacific region have already completed over 2.5 million research tasks.