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 January 2022, a month-long Timed Research task headed by Team Instinct’s leader, Spark, is available to all Trainers for free and it’s all about collecting XP. Aptly titled the XP Challenge, Trainers will be given a grand challenge of collecting 240,000 XP !
The XP Challenge is, thankfully, 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 Monday, January 10th, 2022.
When is the Season of Heritage XP Challenge?
Pokémon GO’s Season of Heritage XP Challenge will be available from Saturday, January 1st, 2022 at 10 a.m. to Monday, January 31st, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. your local time.
XP Challenge Tasks and Rewards
Bonus: 2× XP for the first catch of each day
|Task/Step #||XP Earned (Accumulative)||Reward|
|1||1,000||Poké Ball x15|
|2||6,000||Lure Modle x1|
|4||25,000||Razz Berry x15|
|5||35,000||Poké Ball x25|
|7||60,000||Great Ball x20|
|8||70,000||Pinap Berry x15|
|10||110,000||Ultra Ball x25|
|12||150,000||Golden Razz Berry x3|
|15||240,000||Star Piece x1|
|16||Complete All||Goomy Hat (Male and Female versions for Avatar)|
*: If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny one!
If you’re unable to complete the XP Challenge and really want the Goomy Hat, there’s another way to get it. According to Niantic, “[t]he Goomy 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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