Pokemon GO players win the Global Catch Challenge, unlock Legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh for a limited time
The release of Ho-Oh is the reward that Pokemon GO players were given for meeting Niantic's Global Catch Challenge, which gave Pokemon trainers the goal of catching 3 billion Pokemon in the week that ended on Saturday. To make it a bit easier for players to reach the goal, XP gains were doubled and lures lasted for six hours. Pocketmonsters Farfetch’d and Kangaskhan were released in parts of the world where they had never been seen before.
As it turns out, Pokemon GO players were able to capture more than 3 billion Pokemon over the week of the challenge, as noted in this official tweet released the other day.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 26, 2017