Pokemon Go Buddy Challenge Grand Prize Winner Announced, Free Travel and Tickets to PoGo Fest 2019

Trainers, Niantic and Pokemon Go announced the Grand-Prize winner of the Go SnapShot Buddy Challenge on their official Twitter account. The winner gets personalized PokeStop and free travel and tickets to the Pokemon Go Fest 2019 of their choice. Sounds great, right? Well, you can be the next winner!

The winner of the first AR photography challenge “Buddy Challenge” is the Twitter account risikichi and here is the “winner photo:”

There are still two Go Snapshot challenges left, two free personalized PokeStop to be given and two free airplane seats and tickets for the PoGo Fest 2019.

The second challenge is the Habitat challenge and here are the details:

For our Habitat Challenge, we’re asking Trainers to take the best photos of Pokémon in their natural habitat! It’s time to learn more about your Pokémon, as understanding a Pokémon’s type and Pokédex information is an important factor in winning this challenge!

Challenge Dates: April 29, 2019, to May 8, 2019
What to Do: Post your top three entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #HabitatChallenge

The third and last AR challenge is the Go Create Challenge where players have to be innovative:

With GO Snapshot, there are almost no limits when it comes to where, when, and how you capture AR photos of your Pokémon. In our Go Create Challenge, we’re asking you to show us how innovative you can get with GO Snapshot. We can’t wait to see where your creativity takes you, Trainers!

Challenge Dates: May 13, 2019, to May 22, 2019
What to Do: Post your top three entries on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #GOsnapshot and #GoCreateChallenge.

Winners will be announced on Pokemon Go’s official Twitter account at the end of each Go SnapShot challenge.

For last, here are the winners’ rules and rewards:

  • The Pokemon Go team will select a grand prize winner and two runners-up for each challenge based on “originality, creativity, and visual fun.”
  • Runners-up will win a special PokeStop featuring their winning photo that will remain no less than three months.
  • The grand prize winner for each challenge will receive the special PokeStop and be “whisked away” with travel and tickets to a 2019 Pokemon Go Fest of their choice!
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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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