Check out our guide to help you find and battle Challengers in Pokemon GO. The new NPC Challengers are an exciting new addition with bonus rewards.
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Where to find Challengers in Pokemon GO
Pokemon Go Challengers are nothing but NPC’s, they have taken over random Pokestops. If you interact with them, they will subsequently challenge you. So, its safe to say that the NPC’s are back. People who have played the classic pokemon titles can relate.
You can identify the Pokemon GO Challenger Pokestop from afar and decide whether you are ready for it. There is a lot of preparation required before you can challenge a Challenger. Pokemon GO is very punishing when it comes to battles in Pokemon GO.
World Championship Challenger line-up list in Pokemon Go
There are a variety of team possibilities for your battle with each NPC in World Championship. Pokemon Go has incorporated the Classic gameplay strategy in Pokemon go. With the introduction of NPC like in the classic game a the first hurdle towards the Championship.
|Araquanid, Obstagoon, Swampert or Trevenant
|Alolan Ninetales, Nidoqueen, Registeel or Walrein
|Greedent, Sableye, Swampert or Talonflame
|Diggersby, Scrafty, Swampert or Walrein
|Nidoqueen, Mandibuzz, Walrein, Trevenant
|Cresselia, Deoxys (Defense) or Lickitung
|Medicham or Nidoqueen
|Lickitung or Sableye
|Swampert or Walrein
|Sableye, Sirfetch’d, or Walrein
|Lickitung or Walrein
|Registeel or Talonflame
|Sableye or Trevenant
|Alolan Ninetales or Azumarill
|Galarian Stunfisk or Obstagoon
|Azumarill or Walrein
|Medicham or Sableye
|Registeel or Trevenant
How to Battle Pokemon GO Challengers
As mentioned above there are a total of six unique type of challengers throughout the Pokemon World Championship. All the battles against NPC will go towards the final tally for the world championship. So, be sure to fight well and look for a comparatively easier NPC.
It is recommended to challenge using a varied types of high level pokemon. This will increase your chance of winning and earn rewards.
Rewards to defeating a Pokemon GO Challenger
You will get some Pokeballs, Portions, Berries and Stardust. And if you are able to defeat five Challengers, you unlock two rare items – Elite Fast TM and Elite Charged TM. Irrespective of the type of challenger you defeat you will receive the basic reward.
Challenging and defeating challengers will help you complete the World Championships Timed Research quest. To be more specific with the rewards for defeating Pokemon GO Challengers:
- 1 Challenger — 10 Poke Balls
- 2 Challengers — 1 Fast TM
- 3 Challengers — 10 Great Balls
- 4 Challengers — 1 Charge TM
- 5 Challengers — 10 Ultra Balls
Additionally you can also win bundles of Berries, Pokeballs, and Great balls.
Battling Pokemon GO Challengers
Battling Challengers is not that different from regular battles in Pokemon GO. There are total of six different types of Challengers in the game. They can have different sets of Pokemon’s so it doesn’t matter if you fight the same type multiple times.
You get 2 shields and the Challengers don’t, so it should be an easy fight provided you have high level Pokemon. Shields can be used effectively to block out opponents heavy damage dealing moves and can easily turn the tide of a battle. Make sure to enter the battle with full health pokemon and use the shields strategically.
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