The final event in Niantic‘s Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018 is the Yokosuka Pokémon GO Safari Zone, which took place from August 29 to September 2 in Yokosuka, Japan. Trainers were 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 were also found more often throughout Japan. Additionally, Wingull is appearing more frequently worldwide and its rare Shiny form officially made its Pokémon GO debut. Naturally, Shiny Wingull evolves into Shiny Pelipper. Professor Willow’s Global Challenge took place on September 1 and 2, giving Trainers all over the world another opportunity to unlock bonuses while taking part in this special event. Because all went well and the tasks have been 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 followed the iconic Seagull Pokémon‘s journey to Verny Park, its awesome time at Kurihama Flower Park and beyond via Instagram. Niantic wants to see your Yokosuka Safari Zone photos, so be sure to share them via social media.
Because certain areas of the world met the challenge requirements, players have unlocked 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. Since the challenge has been 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, the Middle East, Africa and India – 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 and Greenland – 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 completed over 2.5 million research tasks. Trainers at the Safari Zone in Yokosuka have worked together to complete over 100,000 research tasks, which means the catch Stardust increase will be available from September 3 to 10 at 1 p.m. PDT. Trainers from the Asia-Pacific region have officially unlocked the 3K Stardust guaranteed per Raid Battle global bonus, which will be available from September 3 to September 10 at 1 p.m. PDT. In celebration of the Safari Zone in Yokosuka, increased spawns of Wingull are now available worldwide. Shiny Wingull and Shiny Pelipper have also made their worldwide debut in Pokémon GO. Trainers from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India have finished over 2.5 million research tasks. According to Niantic, Team Mystic and Blanche supporters have completed more than seven million Global Challenge research tasks. Niantic is also saying that Candela has confirmed that Team Valor members have completed over seven million Global Challenge research tasks. Trainers from the Americas and Greenland have now unlocked the 2× Hatch Stardust global bonus, which will be available from September 3 to 10 at 1 p.m. PDT. Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India have unlocked the 1-hour Star Piece global bonus, which will be available from September 3 to 10 at 1 p.m. PDT. Niantic says that Spark is energized by how Team Instinct Trainers have collectively finished over 7 million Field Research tasks.
Millions of players have worked together to complete over 15 million research tasks and the last round of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge. Stardust-themed global bonuses will be available to everyone starting September 3 at 1 p.m. PDT. As the Safari Zone in Yokosuka officially comes to a close, the developer has shared a group picture to thank the thousands of Trainers who participated in the Safari Zone parks throughout Yokosuka and the millions of other Trainers who participated in Professor Willow’s Global Challenge.