These Shiny Pokémon were released with the start of the event:
Trainers could purchase the ticket which enabled them to receive the Special Research tasks series – Tap... Tap... Tappity-Tap... if they turned on the game during local time from December 19th, 2020, 10 a.m. to December 20th, 2020, 8 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 December 20th, 2020, at 6 p.m. local time.
Field Research event tasks
There were several Field Research tasks available exclusively to the ticket holders for the duration of the event. All of the event tasks had the same pool of Pokémon encounter rewards.
These avatar poses were released with the beginning of the event:
TRAINER! It’s so great to see you! The strangest things have been happening lately.
You see, I begin each day with a Pinap Berry and coffee for breakfast, then head outside my lab to take in the crisp morning air before starting my research.
A couple days ago, however, I stepped outside and slipped on a sheet of ice right outside the entrance of my lab! Coffee—spilled. Pinap Berry—squished. Day—ruined.
At first, I thought the ice formed because it was an especially chilly day, but it was in fact nowhere near cold enough to create a sheet of ice that thick!
For my sake—and my breakfast’s—can you help me research Ice-type Pokémon to see whether we can discover anything? *sniffle* My poor breakfast...
Great work, TRAINER! We’ve learned quite a bit about Ice-type Pokémon, and it looks as if you’ve caught a few interesting ones!
I feel like we’re getting closer to finding out the cause of my breakfast’s untimely demise. Oh! There’s something I forgot to mention.
That very evening—after an incredibly sad, breakfast-less day—I was trying to cheer myself up by dressing in my comfiest pajamas and drinking a cup of herbal tea before tucking into bed.
As I lay there, ready to count Mareep and fall asleep, I was suddenly awoken by some unnerving tapping outside my lab! It sounded like...tap-dancing?
I was simply too comfortable in bed—and too frightened—to get up and check. All I could do was lie there and hope the tapping would end soon.
I now believe source of that tapping was the same Pokémon that created the sheet of ice in front of my mobile lab.
Can you investigate some Pokémon related to making peculiar sounds? Let’s see whether we can get closer to solving this case before it goes cold.
... ... ... OH! TRAINER, you scared me. I was a bit distracted thinking about the tap-dancing I heard last night, as well as the shadow I saw pass by my window.
Oh, I didn’t mention that last part? Yes, it was quite an unnerving experience! Anyway, let me take a look at all the research you’ve done.
Oh! OH! Oh my goodness! All right, I think I know the source of these strange occurrences now.
I believe the culprit is the Galarian form of the Barrier Pokémon—Mr. Mime!
Galarian Mr. Mime is known as the Dancing Pokémon. It likes to create a sheet of ice and tap-dance on it. What a strange Pokémon!
While Galarian Mr. Mime is the prime suspect, it’s still just a hunch. Can you go out and do a bit more research to confirm? Maybe you might even come across a Galarian Mr. Mime!
Phew! Great job catching that Galarian Mr. Mime, TRAINER! I guess it’s not as frightening as I first thought.
Perhaps it’ll become even more approachable when it evolves?
I’ve read that Galarian Mr. Mime evolves into Mr. Rime, the Comedian Pokémon. Mr. Rime is apparently highly skilled at tap-dancing and waves its cane of ice in time with its graceful movements.
I wonder whether it could teach me some new moves. Haha! Anyway, how about you try evolving your Galarian Mr. Mime?
What a fascinating Pokémon Mr. Rime is! Thank you for evolving your Galarian Mr. Mime, TRAINER.
I've heard stories of Mr. Rime’s amusing movements, and you know what? Color me amused. What a COOL discovery this was!
This has definitely been an unforgettable adventure, but I’m not sure I can say I’d do it again, given the chilling way it started. My poor breakfast...
Until next time, TRAINER. Let’s GO!
- Where’s that cold air coming from? What’s that tapping noise?. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-12-11.
- Galarian Mr. Mime Incense Tally (No Ticket). /r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2020-12-19.