- Click this link to jump to Genesect Special Research.
These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:
Max capture CP 249 CP 312 CP
Max capture CP 330 CP 413 CP
Max capture CP 403 CP 504 CP
Max capture CP 584 CP 730 CP
Max capture CP 546 CP 683 CP
Max capture CP 1,190 CP 1,487 CP
Max capture CP 840 CP 1,050 CP
Max capture CP 633 CP 791 CP
Max capture CP 934 CP 1,167 CP
Max capture CP 1,306 CP 1,633 CP
Max capture CP 1,546 CP 1,933 CP
Max capture CP 1,690 CP 2,113 CP
Max capture CP 1,204 CP 1,506 CP
Max capture CP 1,279 CP 1,599 CP
Max capture CP 1,054 CP 1,318 CP
Max capture CP 1,048 CP 1,311 CP
Max capture CP 2,166 CP 2,708 CP
Max capture CP 1,853 CP 2,317 CP
Shop special offer
The following offers were available from the shop from the start of the event.
Trainers could purchase the ticket which enabled them to receive the Special Research tasks series – A Drive to Investigate if they turned on the game during local time from March 20th, 2020, 8 a.m. to March 26th, 2020, 10 p.m.
- Sold US$7.99 (or the equivalent in local currency) and could be purchased directly from the shop. The ticket could not be purchased with PokéCoins.
- Tickets could be purchased until March 26th, 2020, at 8 p.m. local time.
Field Research event tasks
Great to see you again, TRAINER. I always run into you when I find something exciting. Maybe you’re my Special Research good-luck charm!
Last night, I was studying the chemical reaction that causes Trubbish to appear.
Suddenly I saw bright flashing lights in the near distance and went to investigate.
When I arrived at the site, I noticed a lot of damage to the ground and the surrounding area.
At first, the damage looked to be caused by Trainers practicing for the GO Battle League, but my gut told me to investigate further in the morning.
While I look into this, can you help me research Normal-type Pokemon? Some of the damage looks like it was caused by a Normal-type attack.
Thanks for getting that baseline research taken care of for me, TRAINER. I have some updates to share with you.
After I returned to the site we’re studying, I realized there was actually a trail of damage.
When I followed that trail, I started finding areas that were dearly burned.
That damage must have been done by a Fire-type Pokemon or at least a Pokemon that knows Fire-type attacks.
You know what this means, Trainer! Time to research Fire-type Pokemon.
The more information we have about this type of Pokemon, the more clues we’ll have to determine whatever did all this damage.
Meanwhile, I’ll continue following the trail of damage.
Thanks, TRAINER! You’ve been on fire when it comes to getting these research tasks done! Get it? You’re on fire?
Anyway…the damage can’t have been caused by a Trainer Battle. I’ve never seen anything like it before. It seems almost…unnatural?
Could it really have been caused by Pokemon? This is getting fascinating! Could you do some research on Water-type Pokemon for me?
As I followed the damage trail further, the burned area suddenly ended and strange water damage started appearing, and it just doesn’t seem to line up with any Pokemon I’ve encountered.
TRAINER, I’m so glad you’re back! We might have stumbled upon something incredible.
I contacted one of my colleagues in the Unova region.
She shared some notes about a Mythical Pokemon called Genesect that was restored from a 300-million-year-old fossil and then altered
Pretty cool, huh? The notes say that though this Pokemon is Bug and Steel type, it’s known to be able to use attacks with types like Fire and Water, among others.
This lines up with the damage at the site we’ve been researching!
One of the other types Genesect can attack with is Electric, and as I kept following the damage trail, I found spots that must have been hit by some kind of high-voltage Electric-type attack.
see if anything else lies even farther down the trail, but in the meantime, I know I can count on you to start investigating Electric-type Pokemon to help us get to the bottom of this.
I can’t thank you enough for your help, TRAINER. You really are my Special Research good-luck charm!
With the information you collected combined with the notes from Unova, I think we’ve uncovered the Bug- and Steel-type Pokemon Genesect!
I know what you’re thinking: Bug AND Steel with such odd attack types?
Apparently, when this Pokemon is holding a specially developed item called a Drive, its Techno Blast attack changes to a type that corresponds to the Drive the Pokemon’s holding.
I wonder what kinds of Drives exist for this Pokemon.
I still have so many questions, but for now, why not do a little research on Ice-type Pokemon? I hear Ice is another type Genesect can wield.
You ought to take a snapshot of Genesect to commemorate your meeting, too!
These avatar items were released with the beginning of the event:
- According to the datamine, Genesect Special Research event was planned only during local time 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 22nd, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Niantic decided to extend the event in attempt to make this event available and playable for as many Trainers globally as possible.
- A new Special Research story event is coming: A Drive to Investigate!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-03-13.
- New Boxes are Live. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-03-20.
- Text Assets Pushed - New Ticketed Events, Community Day and Safari Zones. /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-02-28.