Pokémon Go Collector Challenge Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Gotta collect 'em all

Pokémon Go has introduced new Collector Challenges!

We’re here to tell you how to complete the first one, the Unova-themed challenge in January 2020!

Check it out below so you know what Pokémon to track down.

Current Collection Challenge

The first and current collection challenge is for the Unova Event going on right now. You’ll have until January 10 to beat it!


  • Snivy 
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • Lillipup
  • Herdier
  • Roggenrola
  • Solosis
  • Ferroseed
  • Blitzle

If you manage to catch all of these Pokémon you’ll earn 3,000 Stardust, 30 Poke Balls, and 5 Rare Candy.

Check out our guide for how to get this challenge done as quickly as possible!

Next Collector Challenge

The next Collection Challenge will feature during the Sinnoh Celebration Event.


  • Turtwig
  • Chimchar
  • Piplup
  • Cranidos
  • Shieldon
  • Combee
  • Buizel
  • Shadow Stunky
  • Shadow Snover

Catching all of the Pokémon on the list will net you some Stardust, a Magnetic Lure, and 15 Ultra Balls.

What Are Collection Challenges?

Collection Challenges are a new form of activity that will come along with events from now on in Pokémon Go.

The idea is that they will ask trainers to catch a selection of featured Pokémon in order to earn a reward.

All players will be given the same list and will earn the same completion rewards for doing so!

Additionally, trainers will have to catch the Pokémon even if they are already in their Pokédex.

Though at least so far, the challenge versus the reward seems decent! So it’ll be more than worth it to waste Pokéballs and more common ‘mons.

How Do They Work?

At the time of writing, it appears that Collection Challenges in Pokémon Go will require trainers to catch every Pokémon in the list.

Unfortunately, it appears that evolving does not count - we caught and evolved a Lillipup and the Herdier in our list was not checked off.

We also can’t say for sure if Egg Hatches count either, but we’ll update this page if we find out!

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