June 29, 2018
Unlock Articuno Day during Professor Willow’s Global Challenge!
Are you ready to take on the challenge? The first round of Professor Willow’s Global Challenge begins on June 30 and July 1 during the Safari Zone event in Dortmund, Germany! If certain areas of the world can meet the requirements of the challenge, they will unlock XP bonuses for catching Pokémon, hatching Eggs, and participating in Raid Battles, starting July 2. Also, Trainers can unlock a bonus to make Lucky Eggs last for one hour until July 9!
Plus, if the challenge is completed, Trainers worldwide will be given five free Raid Passes when they spin a Photo Disc at a Gym for Articuno Day, featuring the Legendary Pokémon Articuno! On Saturday, July 7, Articuno will be available in Raid Battles around the world for a three-hour period. And if you’re lucky, you may be able to encounter its Shiny form!
So, get ready to GO! See you out in the field!
—The Pokémon GO team