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Pokemon Go Stardust Challenge Guide

How can you earn 120,00 Stardust quickly and easily? Let's see how you can complete the Season of Heritage Stardust Challenge!

Updated: Dec 2, 2021 2:06 pm
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So the Season of Heritage has just started and we’re all looking at our screens with a sense of dread and confusion. After all, earning 120,000 Stardust sounds absolutely absurd. Granted, we’ve got all of December to do so, but even then… Getting that much stardust isn’t the easiest thing… or is it? Well in this article we’ll cover the most efficient and easiest ways for you to gather stardust. That way we can complete the Season of Heritage Stardust Challenge before it’s over!

Stardust is one of the most useful components in Pokemon Go. You need it for trading, powering up and changing Pokemon forms. It can quickly get depleted as it’s used consistently. Thankfully, as part of the Stardust challenge, you don’t need to be hoarding 120,000 stardust. It’ll start counting as soon as the challenge is live, and if you spend any, then that number won’t be taken from your total.

So it’s just a matter of earning that amount in the next month.

Best ways to get Stardust in Pokemon Go

There are multiple ways to get yourself Stardust. And thankfully none of them involve any spending real-money. Instead, all you gotta do is jut play the game! When you play, every day you’ll easily be awarded stardust for just doing the things you’d normally do, like:

  • 100 Stardust per base-level Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 300 Stardust per 2nd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 500 Stardust per 3rd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 600 Stardust for each Daily Catch Bonus.
  • 3000 Stardust for the 7-day Weekly Catch Bonus.

Stardust from Weather-boosted catches

You can also get stardust for catching weater-boosted Pokemon in the wild!

  • 125 Stardust per Weather-boosted base-level Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 350 Stardust per Weather-boosted 2nd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 625 Stardust per Weather-boosted 3rd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.

Stardust from hatches

  • 400-800 Stardust per KM Egg hatched.
  • 800-1600 Stardust per 5 KM Egg hatched.
  • 1600-3200 Stardust per 10 KM Egg hatched.

Stardust from Gyms

  • 20 Stardust per Berry fed to a friendly Pokémon on a Gym.
  • 500 Stardust per Raid Boss beaten.

Stardust from Research

Research tasks are another way to get stardust. Each task can reward a different amount, depending on difficulty.

  • 100-4000 Stardust for completing certain Field Research tasks
  • 2000 Stardust for completing seven days of Field Research (Breakthrough)
  • 2000-10,000 Stardust for completing Special Research tasks (e.g. Mew quest)

Stardust from Gifts

When you get gifts, they can hold stardust in them! But the value is random.

  • 0-300 per Gift opened

In conclusion

So it’s really easy getting Stardust. It’s not so easy getting 120,000 stardust in a short amount of time. So you’ll need a little patience and time. But if you’re a regular player, this’ll be easy for you! Otherwise, you might need to slip into your walking shoes and get back into the game!

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