Time to start the new year right, with a new event in Pokemon GO. The Unova Celebration Event is underway, which runs from January 5 through January 10. It’s a celebration of Pokemon’s 25th anniversary, focusing on the Unova region. There are spawn rate increases for specific Pokemon, increased odds for Egg Hatches, new Pokemon and Shiny variants, specific Raid Battles, Field Research, and the Collection Challenge. In this guide, we’ll show you what you need to do to complete the Pokemon GO Unova Collection Challenge, along with the rewards.

The Pokemon GO Unova Event starts on January 5 at 10:00 AM Local Time.

Pokemon GO Unova Collection Challenge and Rewards

For the Pokemon GO Unova Collection Challenge, you’ll need to catch nine specific Pokemon. Here’s the list:

  • Catch the following Pokemon: Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, Lillipup, Herdier, Blitzle, Roggenrola, Solosis, Ferroseed
  • Rewards: Stardust x3000, Poke Ball x30, Rare Candy x5
Pokemon GO Unova Collection Challenge and Rewards

Luckily, this won’t be all too difficult because there’s an increased spawn rate for the following Pokemon during the Unova Celebration Event:

  • Blizle
  • Drilbur
  • Snivy
  • Tepig
  • Oshawott
  • Lillipup
  • Herdier
  • Roggenrola
  • Tympole
  • Venipede
  • Scraggy
  • Trubbish
  • Gothita
  • Solosis
  • Ferroseed

To fully complete this challenge, work your way down the list and refer to your in-game challenge menu. You can see the Pokemon get crossed off the list as you catch them. It appears that you need to catch these Pokemon after the event goes live in your region to get credit for them. Trading and evolving Pokemon reportedly does not check them off the list, but this is subject to change.