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A Mythical Discovery is the first series of Special Research tasks. The final goal is to catch Mew, the Mythical Pokémon from the Kanto region. It was available since March 30th, 2018.

Task sets

First part

Task Reward
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms 500 XP
Catch 10 Pokémon 500 XP
Transfer 5 Pokémon 500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10× Great Ball Great Ball
Incubator Limited Incubator
Lure Module Lure Module

Second part

Task Reward
Earn 2 Candies walking with your Buddy 1000 XP
Make 10 Great Throws 1000 XP
Hatch 3 Eggs 1000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
2000× Stardust Stardust
Incense Incense
20× Great Ball Great Ball

Third part

Task Reward
Reach level 15 1500 XP
Battle in 2 raids 1500 XP
Battle in a Gym 2 times 1500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
Charged TM Charged TM
Fast TM Fast TM
Star Piece Star Piece

Fourth part

Task Reward
Earn a silver Kanto medal 2000 XP
Evolve 20 Pokémon 2000 XP
Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy 2000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
4000× Stardust Stardust
Lure Module Lure Module
20× Great Ball Great Ball

Fifth part

Task Reward
Catch a Ditto 2500 XP
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon 2500 XP
Make 20 Great Throws 2500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
Premium Battle Pass Premium Raid Pass
Lucky Egg Lucky Egg
15× Revive Revive

Sixth part

Task Reward
Reach level 25 3000 XP
Evolve a Magikarp 3000 XP
Battle in 10 raids 3000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
6000× Stardust Stardust
Rare Candy Rare Candy
Incense Incense

Seventh part

Task Reward
Use 50 Berries to help catch Pokémon 3500 XP
Earn a gold Kanto medal 3500 XP
Make an Excellent Curveball Throw 3500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
RT-Icon Encounter Mew encounter
20× Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
8000× Stardust Stardust

Eighth part

Task Reward
Claim Reward 4000 XP
Claim Reward 4000 XP
Claim Reward 4000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10000× Stardust Stardust
Super Incubator Super Incubator
20× Mew candy Mew Candy

Professor Willow dialogue

First part:

Trainer, how are you? It's been a while, hasn't it? You've become quite the Trainer!

I wanted to ask for your help. As you know, I study Pokémon and their habitats. I've learned a lot over the years, but recently, I've found some hints of something mysterious.

I was wondering if you would help me investigate what's going on.

You will? That's great!

First things first, let's calibrate my instruments to your area.

Could you please complete the following research tasks?

Second part:

Great. Thanks, Trainer! Now I should be able to detect anything out of the ordinary.

I believe we need to be on the lookout for a Mythical Pokémon! Mythical Pokémon are extremely rare and unique, and many consider their existence to be mere rumor.

Could you help get my equipment set up around your local habitat? This'll be a great time to take your buddy out to explore a bit and hatch some Eggs!

Please complete the following research tasks.

Third part:

Incredible! This confirms my initial suspicion. I think we're seeing evidence of Mew!

A Pokémon found in a jungle far to the south that was thought to have been extinct. It is so rare that many experts say that it is a myth. Only a few people have seen it worldwide. Apparently, it appears only to those people who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to see it.

My colleagues in Kanto, including my instructor, Professor Oak, spent a long time studying Mew. It looks like our findings match theirs!

According to our research, Mew was said to be observed using moves of all kinds. This observation has led some of us to say that Mew is the ancestor of all Pokémon!

Perhaps by studying Pokémon in battle, we'll learn more!

Please perform the following research tasks.

Fourth part:

Great work, Trainer! This will help point us in the right direction.

Did you know Mew is said to hold the genetic codes of all Pokémon? Mew's secrets could be a link to understanding the mystery of Pokémon growth and Evolution!

Let's study some Pokémon Evolution to learn more about Mew!

Please perform these research tasks for me.

Fifth part:

Amazing. Just amazing! Isn't Evolution wondrous? I learn something new every time I see it!

With the data we've collected so far, I should be able to pinpoint Mew's location! It looks like...

Yes, it looks like Mew has visited your area recently! Hmm... Interesting. If that's the case, someone should have reported a sighting...

Maybe Mew is hiding or disguised as another Pokémon? Let's study some other Pokémon that use these tricks and the best ways to catch them!

Please perform the following research tasks.

Sixth part:

Thank you, Trainer! With your help, I've determined that Mew is invisible!

Let's collect some data to build a tool to find it. I have an idea... I'll need you to study some powerful Pokémon up close to help me out!

Could you complete the following research tasks?

Seventh part:

Nice! My prototype is functioning well. I've upgraded your AR camera with the new ability to see invisible Pokémon!

The final step is to lure out Mew. Mew is said only to appear to those who are pure of heart and have a strong desire to meet it...

Let's show Mew what a great Trainer you are and how excited we are to see it!

Please carry out the following research tasks.

Eighth part:

We found Mew! Awesome! This is an experience to remember forever.

Now you can see why I love studying Pokémon so much! The whole world is out there to discover. So go have some fun!

My assistants and I will request some Special Research from you in the future. Stay in touch!

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