Game Freak have issued a challenge to all Pokemon Sun and Moon players: catch 100,000,000 critters before December 13th. If you pitch in, there’s something good in it for you.
Pokemon Sun and Moon introduce a new mechanic known as “global events,” which are limited-time festivities where players try to meet a collective goal. Here’s the official word:
If everyone combines their efforts to catch 100 million Pokemon between November 29 and December 13, 2016, each participant will receive 1,000 Festival Coins as a reward. If the goal isn’t met, Trainers who contributed will still receive a participation prize of 100 Festival Coins. To be sure that your Pokémon bounty gets included in the final count, be sure to use Game Sync by December 13.
To participate, you need to head into the Festival Plaza, which is accessible by pressing X and then tapping on the Festival Plaza icon. Once there, head inside to the castle. Use the PC on the right and select “game sync.” Make an account, and then talk to the lady next to the PC. She will give you the option to participate in Global Missions, but only after you do the Game Sync stuff.