How to Battle a Challenger in Pokemon GO

by Ami Dalsania

How to Battle a Challenger in Pokemon GO: How do you battle a challenger in Pokemon GO to complete event-exclusive research tasks for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships? You’ve arrived at the right place!

The Pokémon World Championships 2022 have arrived! The world’s best Pokemon players have gathered in London to compete and determine who is the best of the best.

The Pokémon Company will commemorate this occasion with special events in all Pokemon games. When it comes to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships celebration in Pokemon GO, players are unsure how to complete the timed research tasks known as “Battle a Challenger.” We’ll explain everything you need to know in this guide.

How to Battle a Challenger in Pokemon GO

Challengers in Pokemon GO are basically just special NPCs added for different events. This is not the first time Niantic has added Challengers to Pokemon GO, so if you’ve been playing for a while, you may have already met one.

They are the Pokémon Trainers you might meet at these events, like the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. But what do you have to do to start a battle with someone else in Pokemon GO?

During an event, just like Team Rocket grunts, Pokemon GO challengers show up near PokéStops. Challengers don’t change color like Team Rocket grunts do; they’re almost always white.

This makes it easy to tell the difference between the two groups. Trainer Battles in Pokemon GO are fought between teams of three Pokemon, just like in real life.

When you beat a challenger, you’ll get things like Poké Balls, Berries, Potions, and Stardust. Your research will also move forward. For now, we know about the following problems:

  • Novice Challenger:
    • Slot 1: Trevenaut or Sableye
    • Slot 2: Azumarill or Alolan Ninetales
    • Slot 3: Galarian Stunfisk or Obstagoon
  • Confident Challenger:
    • Slot 1: Swampert or Walrein
    • Slot 2: Mandibuzz or Trevenaut
    • Slot 3: Deoxys (Defense) or Lickitung
  • Slick Challenger:
    • Slot 1: Walrein or Azumarill
    • Slot 2: ??? or Medicham
    • Slot 3: Registeel or Trevenaut
  • Ambitious Challenger:
    • Slot 1: Swampert or Obstagoon
    • Slot 2: Registeel or Nidoqueen
    • Slot 3: Talonflame or Greedent
  • Eccentric Challenger:
    • Slot 1: Sabeleye or Sirfetch’d
    • Slot 2: Lickitung or Walrein
    • Slot 3: Talonflame or Registeel
  • Eager Challenger:
    • Slot 1: ??? or Nidoqueen
    • Slot 2: ??? or Sabeleye
    • Slot 3: ??? or Swampert