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How to Complete Evolving Stars: Trade Challenge in Pokemon GO

The Trade Challenge might be the most difficult of the Evolving Stars Challenges in Pokemon GO – here’s how to complete it!

A new Pokemon GO event means some new Challenges to compete and there are 4 of them to finish in the Evolving Stars event.

As well as the new Cosmog evolution, Cosmoem, the Evolving Stars event has added 4 different Challange for players to complete, including one about trading.

Although to finish the Evolving Stars: Trade Challenge, you’ll need to know how to complete it first!

Cosmoem from Pokemon GO on a beach

How to Complete Evolving Stars: Trade Challenge in Pokemon GO

To complete the Trade Challenge, you will need to evolve Haunter into Gengar and Kadabra into Alakazam. Here’s how to do it:

  • Catch a Kadabra and a Haunter, if you don’t have one already
  • Once you’ve done this, you will need to evolve Kadabra and Haunter. This can be done in two ways

How to Evolve Haunter into Gengar & Kadabra into Alakazam in Pokemon GO

There are two methods to evolve Haunter into Gengar and Kadabra into Alakazam Pokemon GO. You can either trade them with a friend or use Candy.

  • If you choose to get a friend to trade you a Kadabra and Haunter:
    • Meet up with a Pokemon GO friend in real life
    • Go to the Friends tab in Pokemon GO
    • Select the friend you want to trade with
    • Press the Trade button
    • Trade a Kadabra and a Haunter with them
    • Any Kadabra or Haunter you receive through a trade will cost 0 Candy to evolve
  • Press the Evolve button to evolve your Haunter into Gengar and Kadabra into Alakazam for 0 Candy
  • Alternatively, you can evolve Haunter using 100 Gastly Candy and Kadabra using 100 Abra Candy
  • Press the Evolve button to evolve your Haunter into Gengar and Kadabra into Alakazam

Evolving Stars: Trade Challenge – All Tasks

TaskCandy NeededImage
Evolve Haunter into Gengar100 Gastly Candy (0 if you got Haunter through a trade)Haunter Gengar Pokemon GO
Evolve Kadabra into Alakazam100 Abra Candy (0 if you got Kadabra through a trade)Kadabra Alakazam Pokemon GO

Evolving Stars: Trade Challenge – All Rewards

For completing the Trade Challenge, you will get 3 Evolution Items:

  • Dragon Scale
  • Sun Stone
  • King’s Rock
Pokemon GO Evolving Stars Trade Challenge Rewards

Now that you know how to complete the Trade Challenge, you’ll want to know how to complete the other 3 active challenges before 8 PM local time on November 11:

Also, don’t forget to finish the limited-time Field Research Tasks in the Evolving Stars event! Completing these gives players some great rewards.

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