Over the last 7 days, Pokemon GO [Free] players managed to catch 3.36 billion Pokemon, beating the 3 billion Global Catch Challenge goal by some margin (not that I had any doubt they would manage that). The global event saw players try and grab as many Pokemon as they can to unlock all kinds of rewards, including some legendaries, and I'm sure that most Pokemon GO players had a blast over the past week. Apparently, players from more than 140 countries participated in the challenge, which is pretty crazy if you think about it. Grabbing those 3 billion Pokemon unlocked Ho-Oh in Legendary Raid Battles at Gyms near you, so make sure to grab that one before it leaves us on December 12th.

The event also included a Pokemon GO Safari Zone event in the Tottori Sand Dunes, which saw almost 90 thousand trainers catching over 12 million Pokemon. A great success that brought an estimated 16 million dollars in travel and tourism revenue to the Tottori Prefecture. Did you participate in the Global Catch Challenge? Did you manage to catch any cool Pokemon?

  • blackefyre

    Farfetch'd in NC

  • Daniel Schroeder

    Managed to get a nice Ho-oh out if this event, and a decent Suicune finally. I wore out my PkGo+ battery again, though, with all the mons I was catching all the time.

  • Saveria

    Wow i didnt know tottori had an event this time! Damn, if I'd known I might have tried to take a shinkansen out there to join.

  • Rohit Bhatia

    Far'fetched in India. I was so happy for that because it's my favorite Pokémon and I did not have enough money and time to travel to Japan for it. Oh God, I was literally happy crying one I saw it on my pokestop.