Pokemon Go Fairy challenge rewards revealed: Catch XP bonus, Raid, Galarian Ponyta

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A Pokemon Go Fairy-type Pokemon Challenge has been announced for May 2021, so here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about Niantic’s fun event.

As Niantic’s newest Pokemon Go challenge goes live, there’s a bit of confusion about what the event actually entails.

Dropping just in time to accompany the Luminous Legends X event, where Fairy-type Pokemon take centre stage alongside Dragon-type Pokemon Goomy, it’s the perfect chance to snatch up all of these magical ‘Mons.

So, here’s the Pokemon Go Fairy-type event broken down and its challenges and rewards explained.

Pokemon Go Fairy ChallengeNiantic
Bamboozled by the Fairy Challenge? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

When does the Fairy-type Challenge start?

While the Challenge is already underway in-game, special rewards will only start to drop between May 11 at 10am and May 17 at 8pm. 

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Both times are for your local timezone, so no need for pesky time converters here!

How to do the Pokemon Go Fairy-type Challenge

As much as the details for the event appear few and far between, the gist of it is that you’ll have to catch Fairy-type Pokemon.

When the global Pokemon Go community finally catches 500 million of the elusive creatures, this will activate the special rewards drops we mentioned earlier.

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Leading the Fairy-type charge is Kalos’ resident legendary, Xerneas.

Pokemon Go Fairy-type Challenge rewards

Completing the Fairy-type Pokemon challenge was no easy task. However, as a result of all the hard work, trainers will now be able to enjoy the following rewards:

  • 3× Catch XP bonus, which will be active for the rest of the event.
  • Pancham will appear in raids for the rest of the event.
  • The chance to find a Shiny Galarian Ponyta, which will continue to be available even after the event.

Sylveon confirmed in Pokemon Go

The fan-favorite Eeveelution was the only member of the fox family that wasn’t included in Pokemon Go. However, that all changed when Niantic confirmed it will be joining the Go Pokedex on May 25 as a part of the Luminous Legends Y event.

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Now that Sylveon has finally been added to the game, Pokemon Go trainers can officially get every single Eeveelution. It’s music to the ears of fans who have wanted this to happen for a long time. But that’s not all. They’ll also have a chance to get some Sylveon-themed avatar items as well.

Pokemon Go SylveonThe Pokemon Company
Sylveon’s popularity will make it’s Pokemon Go release almost as exciting as Xerneas itself!

So that’s it for the Pokemon Go Fairy-type Challenge! As further details emerge regarding the Special Rewards, we’ll make sure to update this guide.

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