The Pokémon GO World Championship is all about celebrating the aspect of competition and PvP within the mobile game. Along with some broadcasted events on Twitch, Niantic will add Timed Research and PvE Challengers for Trainers across the world to take on themselves.
The World Championship isn't as extensive for global content compared to other events in the game. There will be a small set of steps for Timed Research this time, but the rewards are super rare and shouldn't be skipped. Whether you are a PvP or PvE player, Elite TMs are always a lucrative reward, and this guide will outline all the steps to grab some.
Timed Research & Challengers - Pokémon GO World Championship
There are two sets of Timed Research that Trainers can get during the World Championship. One set of research will be available to everyone at the same time. The other has to be claimed by watching the Championship Twitch streams from August 18 and beyond.
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However, all Niantic has revealed is that it will provide Trainers with Great League picks. On the other hand, the global research has already rolled out and is based on battling Challengers. You can find all the steps below.
Pokémon World Championships 2022
- Battle 1 Challenger - 10 Poké Balls
- Battle 2 Challengers - 1 Fast TM
- Battle 3 Challengers - 10 Great Balls
- Battle 4 Challengers - 1 Charged TM
- Battle 5 Challengers - 10 Ultra Balls
- Rewards: Themed Pikachu Encounter, 1 Elite Fast TM, 1 Elite Charged TM
Challenger Encounter Teams
- Novice Challenger - Sableye, Azumarill, Obstagoon
- Confident Challenger - Walrein, Trevenant, Lickitung
- Slick Challenger - Azumarill, Medicham, Trevenant
- Eager Challenger - Nidoqueen, Sableye, Swampert
- Ambitious Challenger - Obstagoon, Nidoqueen, Greedent
- Eccentric Challenger - Sirfetch'd, Walrein, Talonflame
To battle these Challengers yourself, you won't need to join the GO Battle League, despite the Championship going on. Instead, you'll find Challengers at PokéStops just like Team GO Rocket Grunts on a normal day. When you spin a stop that has an encounter, there will be a random selection from one of the Challenger teams listed above.
Going into those battles with a team full of counters can save you a ton of grief from having to restart repeatedly. You can continue to fight them as long as the event is live in Pokémon GO, but you only need to complete about 15 Challenger battles to finish all of your Timed Research. Then you'll have two new Elite TMs to your name.
Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company