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Rising Star is a relatively new Pokemon Go medal that, as per the in-game text, is rewarded for defeating 2/10/50/150 different species of Pokemon in raids.

However, I recently defeated a level 3 Mawile Raid. The recorded number of species I had then increased from 17 to 18. This was despite previously defeating level 2 Mawile raids prior to when the medal was introduced. Following the in-game text, I would not expect an increase from clearing the level 3 Mawile raid.

So what does count as 'different species' of Pokemon for this medal? I suspect that the medal either counts different raid levels of Pokemon as different 'species' or that only raids from a certain date onwards are counted, though it could be something else instead.

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  • It probably goes back only so far and doesn’t count anything before a given date, just like how the “raid” filter only pulls Pokémon after the filter criteria was update to support it. But agreed, it could be something else – Wondercricket Dec 7 '20 at 4:58
  • Just did a Kyurem raid. I had done one previously on 19/7/2020, and it did NOT raise my different species tally. So if it is based on a given date, it's before then. – MBorg Dec 7 '20 at 10:29
  • Do you know how many you had when the medal was first implemented? I know I got a lot of medal notifications around Nov. 20, most of which I had already received (catch x of type, etc). So there was clearly a re-count of some medals. – Ben Dec 8 '20 at 2:59
  • I don’t. Unfortunately I realised that medal existed about a week after it was implemented. EDIT: when I noticed, it was 15 I think – MBorg Dec 8 '20 at 3:01

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