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The Global Catch Challenge was a week-long Global Challenge event that began in late November 2017. The event concluded with a special celebration at the Pokémon GO Safari Zone Japan event in Tottori, on November 26.[1]



All unlocked rewards were available until December 1, 2017.[2]

Bronze Rewards Tier - Requirement 500 Million Catches:

Silver Rewards Tier - Requirement 1.5 Billion Catches:

Gold Rewards Tier - Requirement 3 Billion Catches:

Shop special offer

TodayView Icon Shop.png Special shop offers

The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event until December 11th, 2017.[3][4]

Additionally, Trainers could buy individual Super Incubator for PokeCoin.png 200, which was not normally possible prior the event.

Special Box
Special Box
PokeCoin.png 380
Ultra Box
Ultra Box
PokeCoin.png 880
Super Incubator
Super Incubator
PokeCoin.png 200



  • This is event kicks off the Pokémon GO Travel video series.[5]
  • After one day, the total number of captures was 298,159,864.[6]
    • Thirteen hour later, the 500 million goal was reached.[7]
  • On day two, the total number of captures was 777,461,788.[8]
    • Eleven hours later, 1,007,319,858 had been captured.[9]
  • On November 22nd, 2017, players reached 1.5 billion.
    • One day later, they reached 2 billion.
    • And yet a day later, players reached 2.5 billion.
  • Players reached 3 billion on November 25th, 2017. [10]
  • Farfetch'd started appearing globally around 05:00 PM PST, as the reward of this event, for 48 hours starting on November 26th, 2017.
    • It was available to capture in the wild and could also be summoned with Lure Modules and Incense.
  • At the start of the event, the Ultra Box was incorrectly priced at PokeCoin.png 1,480. The price was quickly corrected the same day.[11]


  1. Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2017-11-21.
  2. PokemonGoApp. (2017, November 27). Good news, Trainers! You’ll continue to receive double Stardust and double XP until 1:00 P.M. PST on December 1!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-11-28.
  3. PokemonGoApp. (2017, December 5). Good news, Trainers! Deals on discounted boxes with Lucky Eggs, Lure Modules, Ultra Balls, and Great Balls have been extended for an extra week until Monday, December 11. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-12-12.
  4. Sale Boxes analysis. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-12-17.
  5. Pokémon GO. (2017, November 19). Announcing Pokémon GO Travel and the Global Catch Challenge. YouTube. Retrieved on 2017-11-21.
  6. PokemonGoApp. (2017, November 20). Awesome work, Trainers! You've made amazing progress after just one day of the Global Catch Challenge!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-11-21.
  7. PokemonGoApp. (2017, November 20). That was fast, Trainers! You've caught over 500 million Pokémon & unlocked new rewards during the Global Catch Challenge.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-11-21.
  8. PokemonGoApp. (2017, November 21). It's day two of our quest to catch three billion Pokémon, and the global community of Trainers has already achieved an amazing score!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-11-21.
  9. PokemonGoApp. (2017, November 22). Congratulations, Trainers! You’ve already caught over 1 billion Pokémon during the Global Catch Challenge!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-11-22.
  10. PokemonGoApp (2017, November 25). Congratulations, Trainers! You did it! You’ve caught over 3 billion Pokémon and unlocked a new reward during the Global Catch Challenge. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017-11-27.
  11. NianticGeorge. (2017, November 20). Boxes on sale!. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2017-11-29.

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