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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 December 2021, a month-long Timed Research task headed by Team Mystic’s leader, Blanche, is available to all Trainers for free and it’s all about collecting Stardust. Aptly titled the Stardust Challenge, Trainers will be given a grand challenge of collecting 120,000 Stardust!

The Stardust Challenge is, thankfully, accumulative, and split into 15 different tasks with 15 different rewards and a completion reward.


When is the Season of Heritage Stardust Challenge?


Pokémon GO’s Season of Heritage Stardust Challenge will be available from Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 at 10 a.m. to Friday, December 31st, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.


Stardust Challenge Tasks and Rewards


Bonus: 2× Stardust for the first catch of each day


Task/Step #Stardust Collected (Accumulative)Reward
1500Poké Ball x10
21,000Razz Berry x10
33,000Rhyhorn* Encounter
46,000Pinap Berry x15
510,000Onix* Encounter
615,000Poké Ball x25
720,000Nanab Berry x15
830,000Staryu* Encounter
940,000Great Ball x20
1050,000Silver Pinap Berry x2
1160,000Alolan Exeggutor* Encounter
1270,000Ultra Ball x25
1385,000Deino* Encounter
14100,0005,000 XP
15120,000Lucky Egg x1
16Complete AllDieno Hat (Male and Female versions for Avatar)

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


If you’re unable to complete the Stardust Challenge and really want the Deino Hat, there’s another way to get it. According to Niantic, “[t]he Deino 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?)