Running now until the end of the week.
Pokémon Go studio Niantic has today announced a new event for dedicated Pokémon Go players, which the developer has dubbed its “first-ever Global Catch Challenge.”
Players will be challenged to catch a combined three billion Pokémon in just seven days, and there will be a variety of awards unlocked should the community reach key milestones during the challenge.
Interestingly the ambitious total is 30 times larger than Pokémon Sun and Moon’s first similarly-themed “Global Mission” held in December last year. 3DS players were challenged to capture 100 million Pokémon shortly after the game’s release but were unable to meet the goal.
The Pokémon Go Global Catch Challenge begins now and will wrap up on November 26.
Luke is Games Editor at IGN’s Sydney office. He’s on Twitter @MrLukeReilly but definitely don’t ask him anything about Pokémon.