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The Season of Heritage in Pokémon GO is mixing things up! While we’ll be helping out Professor Willow uncover the mysterious giant door at a historical cave site during the three-month-long season, there will be other events, research tasks, and more to complete. For February 2022, a month-long Timed Research task headed by Team Valor’s leader, Candela, is available to Trainers who purchase a ticket for the Pokémon GO Tour: Johto, and it’s all about catching Pokémon. Aptly titled the Catch Challenge, Trainers will be given a grand challenge of catching 600 Pokémon!

Just like the previous two challenges, the Catch Challenge is accumulative and split into 15 different tasks with 15 different rewards and a completion reward.

Note: This Timed Research will only be available to Trainers who pre-purchase a ticket for Pokémon GO Tour: Johto prior to Thursday, February 10th, 2022.


When is the Season of Heritage Catch Challenge?


Pokémon GO’s Season of Heritage Catch Challenge will be available from Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 at 10 a.m. to Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.


Catch Challenge Tasks and Rewards



  • Increased Candy XL from hatching Eggs
  • 2× XP from hatching Eggs


Task/Step #Pokémon Caught (Accumulative)Reward
115Poké Ball x20
235Incense x1
355Krabby* Encounter
480Razz Berry x15
5105Great Ball x15
6135Gligar* Encounter
7165Nanab Berry x15
8200Primeape Encounter
9235Silver Pinap Berry x2
10275Galarian Zigzagoon* Encounter
11315Pupitar Encounter
12365Golden Razz Berry x3
13425Noibat Encounter
145005,000 XP
15600Remote Raid Pass x1
16Complete AllNoibat Hat (Male and Female versions for Avatar)

*: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!


Here’s a look at the Noibat Hat:



If you’re unable to complete the Catch Challenge and really want the Noibat Hat, there’s another way to get it. According to Niantic, “[t]he Noibat Hat avatar item will be available for purchase in the shop after the Season ends.” As for how much, that info is currently unknown.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)