In the Pokemon GO World Championships event, how do you do battle against challengers?

In the Pokemon GO World Championships event, how do you do battle against challengers? ...

Here's all you need to know about Challengers in the World Championships 2022 tournament in Pokemon GO, including how to beat them and what Pokemon they use!

Battling is a big part of Pokemon GO, and the new World Championships tournament is making it a top focus.

The new wild Pokemon spawns include Pokemon you can train to be a powerful battling Mon, but there are also plenty of research tasks for players to complete that involve battling.

Challengers will compete in the World Championships event for the first time. Here's all you need to know about them!

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What Are Challengers in Pokemon GO?

Challengers are NPC Pokemon trainers that you may encounter during the World Championships event.

When you spin a PokeStop, there are six different kinds of Challengers, each with a different battle team of Pokemon. It is randomly which one you will encounter.

During the Pokemon World Championships event, make sure to visit a few Gyms as well.

You will need to go up to a PokeStop where a Challenger is and spin it. When you have spun the PokeStop the Challenger will ask to fight you.

During the World Championships event, battling and defeating Challengers is very important.

To complete the 2022 World Championships Timed Research, players must contend with Challengers. More, one of the limited-time Field Research Tasks requires players to contend with a Challenger.

The Field Research Task that requires you to defeat a Challenger gives you an opportunity to meet the new costumed Pikachu!

Although, this is just one of the many ways to get a World Championships 2022 Pikachu in Pokemon GO.

Every Challenger has a team of three Pokemon that they will use to defeat you. You can select which Pokemon a Challenger will use by their name, although there are always a couple of options for each position in their battle team.

These are all of the Challengers, and the Pokemon they will use in battle:

Challenger Pokemon 1Pokemon 2Pokemon 3
Novice ChallengerTrevenant or SableyeAzumarill or Alolan NinetalesGalarian Stunfisk or Obstagoon
Confident ChallengerSwampert, Scrafty, Diggersby or WalreinWalrein, Nidoqueen or MandibuzzDeoxys (Defense) or Cresselia
Slick ChallengerWalrein or AzumarillMedichamRegisteel or Trevenant
Eager ChallengerNidoqueen or MedichamSabeleyeSwampert or Walrein
Ambitious ChallengerSwampert, Araquanid, or ObstagoonRegisteel, Walrein, or NidoqueenTalonflame, Sableye Greedent
Eccentric ChallengerSabeleye or SirfetchdLickitung or WalreinTalonflame or Registeel

If players discover any more Pokemon that Challengers can use, we'll update this list.

Weve got just what you need to win the Pokemon GO World Championships tournament. Learn how to get the exclusive Team Building: Great League Research via Twitch Drop, which rewards you with some powerful Pokemon.

Or, if you already have the Research, print out the Team Building: Great League Research guide so you can complete it easily.