Collection Challenge

A Collection Challenge (Japanese: コレクションチャレンジ Collection Challenge) is a list of Pokémon to catch assigned to the player in Pokémon GO that has a specific time period during which it may be completed. Similar to Timed Research sets, Collection Challenges are accessed through the "Today" tab of the Research view and does not include dialogue with Professor Willow. Completing a Collection Challenge earns a point for the Elite Collector medal.

Special Conditions

Under normal circumstances, the player just need to catch a specific Pokémon in order to validate its Collection Challenge entry, but some collections require special actions to be performed in order to validate some entries. Those conditions can be identified by a marker icon next to the Pokémon sprite.

Marker Condition
  Trainer must catch this Pokémon wearing a costume during a specific event.
  Trainer must acquire this Pokémon by evolving from an earlier form.
  Trainer must acquire this Pokémon by trading with another trainer.
  Trainer must catch this Shadow Pokémon after defeating a Team GO Rocket Grunt.

List of Collection Challenges

Unova Collection Challenge

Unova Collection Challenge is a Collection Challenge that was added to the game on January 4, 2021. This collection could be completed from January 5, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time to January 10, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                 
Completing  ×3000,  ×30,  ×5

Sinnoh Collection Challenge

Sinnoh Collection Challenge is a Collection Challenge that could be completed from January 12, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time to January 17, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                   
Completing  ×3000,  ×1,  ×15

Hoenn Collection Challenge

Hoenn Collection Challenge is a Collection Challenge that could be completed from January 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time to January 24, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                 
Completing

5000 XP,  ×3,  ×1

Johto Collection Challenge

Johto Collection Challenge is a Collection Challenge that could be completed from January 26, 2021, at 10 a.m. local time to January 31, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                 
Completing

 ×15,  ×10,  ×1

Valentine's Day 2021 Collection

Valentine's Day 2021 Collection is a Collection Challenge that could be completed from February 14, 2021, 1 p.m. local time to February 18, 2021, 10 p.m. local time.

Collection
                       
Completing

 ×5,  ×3,  ×2

GO Tour Kanto

A series of Collection Challenges that were introduced during the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticketed event on February 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. These collections were exclusive to ticket holders for the event. Those collections were inspired by the first 150 Pokémon found in Pokémon Red & Blue. Those collections could be completed from February 20, 2021, 9 a.m. local time to February 27, 2021, 10 p.m. local time.

GO Tour Kanto: Red Version (Incense)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Red Version.

Collection
           
Completing

 ×151,  ×20,  ×1

GO Tour Kanto: Red Version (Trade)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Green Version. It could only be achieved by trading the requested Pokémon with other players.

Collection
                 
Completing

 ×151,  ×20,  ×1

GO Tour Kanto: Green Version (Incense)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Green Version.

Collection
           
Completing

 ×151,  ×10,  ×1

GO Tour Kanto: Green Version (Trade)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Red Version. It could only be achieved by trading the requested Pokémon with other players.

Collection
                 
Completing

 ×151,  ×10,  ×1

GO Tour Kanto: Evolve

This Collection Challenge could only be achieved by evolving the requested Pokémon.

Collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Completing

15100 XP,  ×3,  ×3

GO Tour Kanto: Research

This Collection Challenge could by completed by catching Pokémon either found in the wild or given as raid rewards, Timed, Field or Special Researches rewards or Collection Challenges rewards.

Collection
               
Completing

15100 XP,  ,  ×3

GO Tour Kanto: Raid

This Collection Challenge could only be achieved by catching the requested Pokémon in raids.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1,  ,  ×1

GO Tour Kanto: Pallet Town

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Pallet Town in Pokémon Red & Blue.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×151,  ,  ×30

GO Tour Kanto: Pewter City

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Pewter City in Pokémon Red & Blue.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×151,  ,  ×20

GO Tour Kanto: Cerulean City

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Cerulean City in Pokémon Red & Blue.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×151,  ,  ×20

GO Tour Kanto: Fuchsia City

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Fuchsia City in Pokémon Red & Blue.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×151,  ,  ×20


GO Tour Kanto: Pokémon League

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Victory Road and Indigo Plateau in Pokémon Red & Blue.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×151,  ,  ×20

Spring

These Collections Challenges are usually available around Eastern, when Spring starts in the North Hemisphere.

Spring into Spring 2021 Collection

This Collection Challenge was available from April 04, 2021 at 10 a.m. to April 08, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Collection
                       
Completing

 ×1,  ×50, 2500 XP

Spring into Spring 2022 Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from April 12, 2022 at 10 a.m. to April 18, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Collection
                     
Completing

2000 XP,  ×2000, Togetic 

Friendship Day Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available on April 24, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Collection
                     
Completing

175000 XP

A Very Slow Discovery Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from June 08, 2021, 10 a.m. to June 13, 2021, 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
         
Completing

300 XP,  ×30,  

Fifth-Anniversary Collection

This Collection Challenge was available from July 06, 2021, 10 a.m. to July 16, 2021, 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                                    
Completing

 ,  ×80,  ×3

GO Fest 2021

These Collection Challenges were available during the GO Fest 2021 event from July 17, 2021 at 10 a.m. to July 18, 2021 at 6 p.m. local time.

GO Fest 2021: Cave Habitat

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that spawned during the Cave Habitat hours.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×1000,  ×1,  ×20

GO Fest 2021: Jungle Habitat

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that spawned during the Jungle Habitat hours.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×1000,  ×1,  ×20

GO Fest 2021: Desert Mountain Habitat

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that spawned during the Desert Mountain Habitat hours.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×1000,  ×1,  ×20

GO Fest 2021: Ocean Beach Habitat

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that spawned during the Ocean Beach Habitat hours.

Collection
                   
Completing

 ×1000,  ×1,  ×20


Hoopa's Arrival Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available on September 5, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.

Collection
                         
Completing

7200 XP,  ×10,  

Pumpkaboo Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from October 22, 2021, 10 a.m. to October 31, 2021, 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
       
Completing

 ×5

Día de Muertos 2021 Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from November 1, 2021, 10 a.m. to November 2, 2021, 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1,  ×1,  

Pokémon BD & SP Event Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from November 16, 2021, 10 a.m. to November 21, 2021, 8 p.m. local time. This Collection Challenge is a promotional tie-in for the release of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on the Nintendo Switch.

Collection
                 
Completing

1000 XP,  ×3000,  

Dragonspiral Descent Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from December 7, 2021, 10 a.m. to December 12, 2021, 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                   
Completing

1000 XP,  ×3000,  

A Winter Wonderland Mini-Event

This Collection Challenge was available from December 25, 2021, 10 a.m. to December 26, 2021, 8 p.m. local time. In order to complete this Collection Challenge players can trade either costumed or non-costumed Spheal or Cubchoo.

Collection
                 
Completing

 

Valentine's Day 2022

Valentine's Day Challenge 1

This Collection Challenge was available from February 10, 2022, 10 a.m. to February 14, 2022, 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
       
Completing

2000 XP,  ×2000,  

Valentine's Day Challenge 2

This Collection Challenge was available from February 10, 2022, 10 a.m. to February 14, 2022, 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
       
Completing

2000 XP,  ×2000,  

GO Tour Johto

A series of Collection Challenges that were introduced during the Pokémon GO Tour: Johto ticketed event on February 26, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. These collections were exclusive to ticket holders for the event. Those collections were inspired by the 100 Pokémon found in Pokémon Gold & Silver though some required to catch Kanto Pokémon so they could evolve into Johto Pokémon. Those collections could be completed from February 26, 2021, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.

GO Tour Johto: Gold (Incense)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Gold Version.

Collection
       
Completing

 ×2022,  ×1,  ×15

GO Tour Johto: Gold (Trade)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Silver Version. It could only be achieved by trading the requested Pokémon with other players.

Collection
           
Completing

 ×2022,  ×1,  ×3

GO Tour Johto: Silver (Incense)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Silver Version.

Collection
       
Completing

 ×2022,  ×1,  ×15

GO Tour Johto: Silver (Trade)

This Collection Challenge is exclusive to players who have selected Pokémon GO Tour: Johto Gold Version. It could only be achieved by trading the requested Pokémon with other players.

Collection
           
Completing

 ×2022,  ×1,  ×3

GO Tour Johto: Evolve

This Collection Challenge could only be achieved by evolving the requested Pokémon.

Collection
                                                                                                                          
Completing

25100 XP,  ×3,  ×1

GO Tour Johto: Special

This Collection Challenge could only be achieved by catching the requested Pokémon from special means or actions such as Photomb or Special Research rewards.

Collection
             
Completing

2510 XP,  ×1,  ×2510

GO Tour Johto: Raid

This Collection Challenge could only be achieved by catching the requested Pokémon in raids.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1, One of:       ,  ×1

GO Tour Johto: New Bark Town

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around New Bark Town in Pokémon Gold & Silver.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1,  ,  ×15

GO Tour Johto: Violet City

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Violet City in Pokémon Gold & Silver.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1,  ,  ×15

GO Tour Johto: Goldenrod City

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Goldenrod City in Pokémon Gold & Silver.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1,  ,  ×15

GO Tour Johto: National Park

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around National Park in Pokémon Gold & Silver.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1,  ,  ×15

GO Tour Johto: Mt. Silver

This Collection Challenge required players to catch Pokémon originally found around Mt. Silver in Pokémon Gold & Silver.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×1,  ,  ×15

Welcome to Alola

This Collection Challenge was available from March 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. to March 9, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
            
Completing

7000 XP,  ×15

Festival of Colors

This Collection Challenge was available from March 15, 2022 at 10 a.m. to March 20, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
             
One based on region:        
Completing

20000 XP,  ×3000, One based on region:        

Sustainability Week Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from April 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. to April 25, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time. Weepinbell and Gloom only appear when using Mossy Lure Module.

Collection
           
Completing

10000 XP,  ,  ×15

Fly with Me Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from May 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. to May 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. in Okinawa, Japan during the Okinawa Collaboration ticketed event.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×3,  ×100

Alola to Alola Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from May 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. to May 31, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                     
Completing

15000 XP,  ×15,  

GO Fest 2022

Those Collections Challenges were available during the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event from June 4, 2022 at 10 a.m. to June 5, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time.

GO Fest: City

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that would appear in increasing numbers during the City hours of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event on June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time or during the entire event on June 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                 
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

GO Fest: Plains

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that would appear in increasing numbers during the Plains hours of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event on June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time or during the entire event on June 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                 
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

GO Fest: Rainforest

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that would appear in increasing numbers during the Rainforest hours of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event on June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time or during the entire event on June 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                 
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

GO Fest: Tundra

This Collection Challenge could be completed by catching Pokémon that would appear in increasing numbers during the Tundra hours of the Pokémon GO Fest 2022 event on June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time or during the entire event on June 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

Collection
                 
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

Pokémon TCG Crossover event

Those Collections Challenges were available during the Pokémon TCG Crossover event from June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m. to June 30, 2022 at 8 p.m. local time. This event celebrates the release of the Pokémon GO TCG extension.

TCG Crossover: Bulbasaur Collection Challenge 1

This Collection Challenge was available from June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
          
Completing

1000 XP,  

TCG Crossover: Charmander Collection Challenge 1

This Collection Challenge was available from June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
          
Completing

1000 XP,  

TCG Crossover: Squirtle Collection Challenge 1

This Collection Challenge was available from June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
          
Completing

1000 XP,  

TCG Crossover: Trade Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
           
Completing

3000 XP,  ×1

TCG Crossover: Kanto Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
           
Completing

5000 XP,  ×1

TCG Crossover: Advanced Collection Challenge

This Collection Challenge was available from June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
              
Completing

10000 XP,  

TCG Crossover: Bulbasaur Collection Challenge 2

This Collection Challenge was available from June 23, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
          
Completing

1000 XP,  

TCG Crossover: Charmander Collection Challenge 2

This Collection Challenge was available from June 23, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
          
Completing

1000 XP,  

TCG Crossover: Squirtle Collection Challenge 2

This Collection Challenge was available from June 23, 2022 at 10 a.m..

Collection
          
Completing

1000 XP,  

Pokémon GO Fest 2022: Berlin

Electric Garden

This Collection Challenge was available at Britzer Garten, Berlin, Germany for ticket holders to GO Fest 2022:Berlin on the day and time of their playthrough. Pokémon needed to complete this collection could be found in the Electric Garden habitat within the park.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

Windy Coast

This Collection Challenge was available at Britzer Garten, Berlin, Germany for ticket holders to GO Fest 2022:Berlin on the day and time of their playthrough. Pokémon needed to complete this collection could be found in the Windy Coast habitat within the park.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

Living Meadow

This Collection Challenge was available at Britzer Garten, Berlin, Germany for ticket holders to GO Fest 2022:Berlin on the day and time of their playthrough. Pokémon needed to complete this collection could be found in the Living Meadow habitat within the park.

Collection
               
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

Molten Rocks

This Collection Challenge was available at Britzer Garten, Berlin, Germany for ticket holders to GO Fest 2022:Berlin on the day and time of their playthrough. Pokémon needed to complete this collection could be found in the Molten Rocks habitat within the park.

Collection
  Snorlax (Cowboy Hat Snorlax)             
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×1

Pokémon GO Fest: Berlin - Molten Rocks Habitat

This Collection Challenge was available worldwide from July 1, 2022 at 8 a.m. until July 3, 2022 at 8 p.mm. local time

Collection
           
Completing

 ×2022,  ,  ×2

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 收藏家挑戰 Sāuchòhnggā Tīujin
Mandarin 收藏家挑戰 Shōucángjiā Tiǎozhàn
  French Défi de collection
  German Sammler-Herausforderung
  Italian Sfida di collezione
  Korean 컬렉션 챌린지 Collection Challenge
  Brazilian Portuguese Desafio de coleção
  Russian Коллекционное испытание Kollektsionnoye ispytaniye
  Spanish Desafío de colección
  Thai คำท้านักสะสม Khamtha Naksasom
  Turkish Toplama Görevi


See also

  This article is part of Project Sidegames, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Sidegames.