Niantic have revealed new challenges and events that will be available during Pokemon GO Fest 2020, starting July 3, 2020 with Pokemon GO’s fourth-anniversary celebration event.
The first Pokemon GO Fest weekly challenge will coincide with the game's fourth anniversary. The challenge will focus on catching Pokemon with special Pokemon appearing in the wild, hatching from eggs and appearing in raids - flying Pikachu being one of them and Shiny Flying Pikachu too. This one starts on Friday, July 3, 2020, at 8:00 AM to Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 10:00 PM local time.
Ho-Oh will also be part of the festivities and players will get to challenge it in five-star raids from Friday, July 3, 2020, at 8:00 AM to Monday, July 6, 2020, at 10:00 PM local time.
Week two will bring a battle-based challenge where players can earn the GO Fest Elite Battle Challenge, which is a set of difficult tasks that you can complete for personal bragging rights. Here is the star and end times: Friday, July 10, 2020, at 8:00 AM to Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 10:00 PM local time.
In the third Pokemon GO Fest weekly, Niantic celebrates friendship with a challenge that asks you to send Gifts to friends in order to earn an encounter with Alolan Raichu, an encounter with Petilil, a Lucky Egg, and more. Friendship weekly challenge goes live on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 8:00 AM and runs until Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 10:00 AM local time.
On top of this, there are summer-themed event features and you can read more about these and all other challenges here.