Pokémon Go Shimmering Strides quest step and rewards Play4ever

Shimmering Strides is a pay-to-play timed research quest and, once completed, will reward you with a pair of Carbink-themed shoes for your avatar in Pokémon Go.

This timed research quest is a bonus you’ll receive after purchasing your Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket early. Sadly, the reward isn’t as exciting as the previous bonus quest – In The Rough – but, if you like customising your Pokémon Go avatar, then you’ll still enjoy this quest.

So, if you want to unlock a new pair of shoes, you’ll find the Shimmering Strides quest step and rewards below, along with details on how to purchase Shimmering Strides.

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‘Shimmering Strides’ quest step and rewards in Pokémon Go

Below you’ll find the Shimmering Strides quest step and rewards for this timed research quest in Pokémon Go.

If you want to complete this timed research quest, then you must first purchase a Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket before Monday 1st August. After doing this, you have until Saturday 26th August at 9am (local time) to complete the quest itself or else you’ll lose access to the rewards.

Be warned – spoilers lie below!

‘Shimmering Strides’ Step 1 of 1

Rewards: 3000 XP, 3 Golden Razz Berries and Carbink-themed shoes

How Shimmering Strides works in Pokémon Go

Shimmering Strides is a timed research quest which you unlock in Pokémon Go by purchasing a Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket before Monday 1st August.

Once you’ve purchased the ticket, the questline will automatically appear in your timed research collection. You then have until Saturday 26th August at 9am (local time) to complete it or else you won’t be able to earn the quest’s rewards.

It’s important to note that you’ll also unlock Shimmering Strides if you purchased your Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket before Saturday 15th July and, if this is the case for you, you’ll have also unlocked the In The Rough timed research quest.

Aside from these stipulations, Shimmering Strides works exactly the same as any other timed research quests in Pokémon Go; you need to complete the challenges and unlock its rewards before the deadline or else they will vanish forever!




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How to purchase Shimmering Strides in Pokémon Go

If you want to unlock the Shimmering Strides timed research quest, then you must, in fact, purchase a Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket from the in-game Pokémon Go store by Tuesday 1st August. Purchasing a Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket after this date will no longer unlock the Shimmering Strides quest.

A Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket costs £13.99, $14.99 or the equivalent in your local currency. Tickets are nonrefundable and can’t be purchased using PokéCoin, but you can gift them to other players.

To purchase a ticket, visit the in-game store, which is accessed via Pokémon Go’s main menu. From there, you simply need to find the banner that advertises the quest.



Selecting this banner will bring up more information about the quest, and to purchase it, select the ‘Buy’ option before following the purchase instructions specific for your device.

Shimmering Strides will automatically appear in the ‘Today’ tab like all timed research quests after you’ve purchased the ticket. This will also happen if you’ve already brought your Go Fest 2023: Global Ticket before Saturday 15th July and, if this is the case for you, you should also have access to the In The Rough timed research quest.

Good luck completing Shimmering Strides!


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