Challengers are appearing at PokéStops during the Pokémon Go 2022 World Championships. Find out…
Challengers are appearing at PokéStops during the Pokémon Go 2022 World Championships. Find out how to battle them, their teams, and the rewards involved.
The 2022 World Championships event has begun in Pokémon Go, and that means activities galore! With new studies and the presence of Zacian and Zamazenta in Raids, you’ve got plenty to keep you busy on Niantic’s must-have mobile game.
In addition, mysterious Challengers have appeared, ready to challenge you in PokéStops. These NPCs have powerful teams that you’ll need to defeat to enjoy rewards.
In this guide, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Challengers!
Where to find Challengers in Pokémon Go
Where to find the Challengers in Pokémon Go?
Challengers are Non-Playable Characters that randomly appear near PokéStops. If you interact with them, they will offer you a battle…and you shouldn’t take them lightly!
In fact, each of these Challengers has a random team of 3 Pokémon, inspired by the trainers who won the Pokémon Go Regional Championships.
The Challengers will continue to appear until the end of the Pokémon Go World Championships event on August 23 at 8 p.m.
Here is the full list of Challengers as well as the Pokémon available to them:
Feunard of Alola, Azumarill
Limonde of Galar, Ixon
Excavarenne, Baggaïd, Laggron, Kaimorse
Vautrice, Nidoqueen, Kaimorse
Cresselia, Deoxys (Defense)
Tarenbulle, Ixon, Laggron, Desséliande
Nidoqueen, Registeel, Kaimorse
Rongrigou, Tenefix, Flambusard
Tenefix, Palarticho, Kaimorse
As you can see, each Challenger has a whole panel of Pokémon that it will randomly send into battle. Because of this, it’s unfortunately difficult to properly prepare for the battle.
However, some Pokémon are present in many Challengers teams such as Kaimorse, Laggron or even Tenefix. If you have Pokémon that are effective against these options, they can be useful against almost any Challengers!
If you manage to defeat a Challenger, you will walk away with a random but useful set of items: Poké Balls, Potions, Berries, and Star Dust.
In addition, defeating Challengers will allow you to advance your studies related to the Pokémon Go World Championships event.
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