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Here are listed all tasks and rewards for Special Research campaigns.

A Mythical Discovery

A Mythical Discovery is the first series of Special Research tasks. It is split into eight parts with sets of three Research tasks and rewards. Each Research task, within a step, awards some XP and completing all three will reward a Trainer with Stardust or Items. The final task is to catch Mew, the Mythical Pokémon from the Kanto region.

First part

The first part of the series of Special Research tasks is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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?

Task Reward
Spin 5 PokéStops or Gyms. 500 XP
Catch 10 Pokémon. 500 XP
Transfer 5 Pokémon. 500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Great Ball Great Ball
1x Incubator Limited Incubator
3x Lure Module Lure Module

Second part

The second part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the first part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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.

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
2000x Stardust Stardust
3x Incense Incense
20x Great Ball Great Ball

Third part

The third part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the second part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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.

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
1x Charged TM Charged TM
1x Fast TM Fast TM
2x Star Piece Star Piece

Fourth part

The fourth part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the third part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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.

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
4000x Stardust Stardust
3x Lure Module Lure Module
20x Great Ball Great Ball

Fifth part

The fifth part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the fourth part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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.

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
1x Premium Raid Pass Premium Raid Pass
1x Lucky Egg Lucky Egg
15x Revive Revive

Sixth part

The sixth part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the fifth part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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?

Task Reward
Reach level 25. 3000 XP
Evolve a Magikarp. 3000 XP
Battle in 10 raids. 3000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
6000x Stardust Stardust
5x Rare Candy Rare Candy
3x Incense Incense

Seventh part

The seventh part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the sixth part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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.

Task Reward
Catch 50 Pokémon using a Berry. 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
20x Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
8000x Stardust Stardust

Eighth part

The eighth and final part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the seventh part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

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!

Task Reward
Claim Reward. 4000 XP
Claim Reward. 4000 XP
Claim Reward. 4000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10000x Stardust Stardust
1x Super Incubator Super Incubator
20x Mew candy Mew Candy

GO Fest 2018

The second series of Special Research tasks was exclusively available for the Pokémon GO Fest 2018 attendants and its main reward was Johto-region Mythical Pokémon encounter — Celebi. This set of Special Research tasks is split on 5 parts. [1] It could be completed simultaneously with A Mythical Discovery series of Special Research tasks.

First part

The first part of this series of Special Research tasks will be introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Trainer! Thank goodness you made it.

I was ready for a fun-filled day of playing with Pokémon, but as you may have seen, the park has all sorts of unusual geological phenomena occurring!

We need to figure out what’s happening and set it right, so I'm asking for your help.

Now that you’re here, I need you to be part of my Elite Research team.

First things first—could you help survey the park and get some supplies?

Please complete the following research tasks.

Task Reward
Spin 15 PokéStops or Gyms. 500 XP
Earn 1 Candy walking your Buddy. 500 XP
Catch 15 Pokémon. 500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
1000x Stardust Stardust
50x Poké Ball Poké Ball
3x Incense Incense

Second part

The second part of the series of Special Research tasks will be available after the first part has been completed and it will be introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Yowzers! As you may have noticed, the park has all sorts of unusual geological phenomena going on today!

I’m not sure what could have caused it—they just appeared out of nowhere...and they seem to be getting bigger and bigger!

Whatever is causing it, the local park habitat here is quite disrupted by all the changes.

The local Pokémon have become confused… It looks like they’re acting more aggressive and territorial!

Let's see if we can help out by catching some Pokémon to make the situation a bit more stable.

Please catch 10 Fire-, Steel-, Water-, Grass-, Rock-, or Ice-type Pokémon!

Task Reward
Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon. Torkoal Torkoal
Catch 10 Water-type Pokémon. Ludicolo Ludicolo
Catch 10 Grass-type Pokémon. Shiftry Shiftry
Catch 10 Steel-type Pokémon. Metagross Metagross
Catch 10 Rock-type Pokémon. Aggron Aggron
Catch 10 Ice-type Pokémon. Walrein Walrein
Rewards for completing whole set
2000x Stardust Stardust
20x Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
3x Super Incubator Super Incubator

Third part

Task Reward
Catch 7 Unown. 1500 XP
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms. 1500 XP
Hatch 3 Eggs. 1500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
3000x Stardust Stardust
10x Golden Razz Berry Golden Razz Berry
RT-Icon Encounter Celebi encounter

Fourth part

Task Reward
Catch 5 Plusle. 2000 XP
Catch 5 Minun. 2000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
4000x Stardust Stardust
10x Pinap Berry Pinap Berry
20x Celebi candy Celebi Candy

Fifth part

Task Reward
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
5000x Stardust Stardust
3x Premium Raid Pass Premium Raid Pass
3x Lucky Egg Lucky Egg

A Ripple in Time

On August 20th, 2018, Celebi became available world-wide. Trainers who have already obtained Celebi at GO Fest, are able to earn Candy for their Celebi. Trainers who are still working on their "A Mythical Discovery" task are to start working on Ripple in Time tasks as long as they have completed the third part of Mythical Discovery. [2]

First part

The first part of this series of Special Research tasks is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Trainer, you’ve been such a help in conducting Field Research and Special Research!

I have a feeling that there’s so much more about this world that we’ve yet to discover, and I’m glad I can count on you to see it through.

I’ve been doing some experiments of my own, and I suspect that I’m onto a further exciting discovery about another Mythical Pokémon that’s rarely seen.

Would you mind completing these tasks while I conclude my studies?

Task Reward
Power up Pokémon 5 times. 1000 XP
Battle in a Gym 2 times. 1000 XP
Battle in a Raid. 1000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Poké Ball Poké Ball
1x Fast TM Fast TM
1x Super Incubator Super Incubator

Second part

The second part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the first part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Wow, you and your Pokémon have some amazing power! But according to my most recent data, it seems that the Mythical Pokémon I’m tracking only appears in times of peace.

Also, from what I’ve gathered, it seems fond of forests and lush greens. Would you mind exploring this further, Trainer?

Task Reward
Make 3 new Friends. 1500 XP
Evolve an evolved Grass-type Pokémon. 1500 XP
Catch a Pokémon 3 days in a row. 1500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
1500x Stardust Stardust
1x Sun Stone Sun Stone
1x Premium Raid Pass Premium Raid Pass

Third part

The third part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the second part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Excellent work, Trainer! I feel we’re getting closer to this Mythical Pokémon. I wonder if we can find some more friends for it by hatching some Eggs.

Ah, and maybe you could put that Sun Stone you’ve earned to good use as well?

Task Reward
Reach level 25. 2000 XP
Use a Sun Stone to evolve Gloom or Sunkern. 2000 XP
Hatch 9 Eggs. 2000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
RT-Icon Encounter Eevee Encounter
1x King's Rock King's Rock
1x Premium Raid Pass Premium Raid Pass

Fourth part

The fourth part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the third part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Oh wow, is that an Eevee you’ve caught? Perfect timing!

Did you know that this Pokémon’s unstable genetic makeup enables it to take on one of several different Evolutions?

I’ll bet if you spend some time with it during the day, you’ll be able to evolve your Eevee into an Espeon—a Psychic-type Pokémon just like the Mythical Pokémon I’m researching!

Task Reward
Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy. 2500 XP
Evolve Eevee into Espeon during the day. 2500 XP
Send 20 Gifts to friends. 2500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
RT-Icon Encounter Eevee Encounter
2500x Stardust Stardust
1x Metal Coat Metal Coat

Fifth part

The fifth part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the fourth part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Oh wow, is that an Eevee you’ve caught? Perfect timing!

Wait... Have we...had this conversation already? I’m getting a funny feeling in the back of my mind—like we’ve been here before.

Trainer, would you spend some time with this Eevee during the night? I think you’ll be able to see an intriguing evolved form as a result.

I wonder if this funny feeling will recur...

Task Reward
Walk 10 km with Eevee as your buddy to earn Candy. 3000 XP
Evolve Eevee into Umbreon at night. 3000 XP
Trade a Pokémon. 3000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
1x Star Piece Star Piece
15x Pinap Berry Pinap Berry
1x Up-Grade Up-Grade

Sixth part

The sixth part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the fifth part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Trainer, I have some exciting news! That funny feeling hasn’t returned, but I did some important reading and learned that the Mythical Pokémon we’re researching has the ability to travel across time!

Maybe that’s why all of this is occurring...or recurring... Maybe this Pokémon is nearby?!

I suggest that you collect samples over the course of the next week and experiment with some Evolution items to see whether that feeling occurs again.

While you’re at it, do you have any Pinap Berries? My research could benefit from more data on their use. Return with that, and you can have these exotic Silver Pinap Berries!

Task Reward
Visit PokéStops a 7 days in a row. 3500 XP
Use 25 Pinap Berries while catching Pokémon. 3500 XP
Use items to evolve Pokémon 2 times. 3500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
3500x Stardust Stardust
1x Dragon Scale Dragon Scale
5x Silver Pinap Berry Silver Pinap Berry

Seventh part

The seventh part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the sixth part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

This data is so helpful. Thank you! I’ll use it to explore my theory.

While you were in the field, I made more headway in learning about this Mythical Pokémon, and it seems that its mere presence causes grass and trees to flourish.

I think if you catch more Grass-type Pokémon, this elusive time-traveling Pokémon will reveal itself!

Task Reward
Catch 40 Grass- or Psychic-type Pokémon. 4000 XP
Make an Excellent Curveball Throw. 4000 XP
Earn a gold Johto medal. 4000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
RT-Icon Encounter Celebi Encounter / 10x Celebi candy Celebi Candy (for GO Fest 2018 attendants)
1x Charged TM Charged TM
10x Silver Pinap Berry Silver Pinap Berry

Eighth part

The eighth and final part of the series of Special Research tasks is available after the seventh part has been completed and is introduced by Professor Willow in the following dialog.

Trainer, what an amazing experience! The appearance of the Mythical Pokémon Celebi is thought to be a sign that a bright and shining future awaits us.

You’ve come a long way in your research, and I must say you’re inspiring me to discover even more Pokémon. Until next time, Trainer!

Task Reward
Claim Reward. 4500
Claim Reward. 4500
Claim Reward. 4500
Rewards for completing whole set
5500x Stardust Stardust
1x Super Incubator Super Incubator
20x Celebi candy Celebi Candy

Safari Zone: Yokosuka

There was a Special Research tasks series for Safari Zone in Yokosuka, 2018, attendants, which was titled in game "Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Yokosuka". It was similar to the Special Research tasks series from GO Fest 2018, but it only had two parts.

First part

These were tasks for the first part of this Research tasks series.

Trainer! Thank goodness you made it to this important research site.

I came to study Pokémon that commonly appear in this area, but it seems I need your help! The species of Pokémon I've observed today don't normally appear around here. What a strange occurrence!

Would you be willing to travel throughout the park and perform some tasks for me? With all these wild Pokémon around, it almost feels like a safari!

Please complete the following research tasks:

Task Reward
Spin 3 PokéStops or Gyms. 3x Super Incubator Super Incubator
Catch 10 Beldum. Metagross Metagross
Catch 10 Ralts. Gardevoir Gardevoir
Catch 10 Slakoth. Slaking Slaking
Hatch 3 Eggs. 3000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Golden Razz Berry Golden Razz Berry
20x Rare Candy Rare Candy
10x Ultra Ball Ultra Ball

Second part

These was the second and last part of this Special Research tasks series.

Wow, great work today! In addition to completing some insightful research, you've skillfully helped me document the amazing nature around us and the fascinating migration patterns that Pokémon follow. I have a feeling there's even more to discover out here!

The results of your work have produced an awesome amount of Stardust. Perhaps you could find good use for it in powering up or trading a Pokémon! Enjoy, Trainer!

Task Reward
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Claim Reward. 2018 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
100,000x Stardust Stardust

A Spooky Message

A Spooky Message is a Special Research task series that ties into the Halloween event for 2018. It is a three-part quest that awards the player with Spiritomb. There is significant number of "108" featured across the Research tasks of this series, as the reference to the Spiritomb's Pokédex entry from core game series.

First part

The first part of the series involves using 108 berries to assist in capturing Pokémon.

Oh, Trainer! You've dropped by just in time.

As I was out on my regular walk one evening, I stumbled upon this odd stone. Something told me to bring it back to my lab for further research, and ever since then, strange things have been happening.

Papers shifting around, water glasses tipping all by themselves...

When I tried using my computer to research it, I got an error message with the number 108 flashing! Trainer, can you help gather some data on nearby Ghost-type Pokémon?

I have to believe we can solve these spooky occurrences with science!

Task Reward
Catch 10 Ghost-type Pokémon. Duskull Duskull
Make 8 Great Throws. 1080 XP
Use 108 Berries to help catch Pokémon. Lickitung Lickitung
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Poké Ball Poké Ball
1080x Stardust Stardust
8x Silver Pinap Berry Silver Pinap Berry

Second part

The second part of the series involves capturing 108 Pokémon.

Trainer, thanks so much for your help. I did some research on Ghost-type Pokémon, and I think there's a Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon that is bound to a strange stone.

I can't say for sure just yet but it seems this Pokémon may actually be composed of 108 spirits bound together. So maybe if we catch 108 Pokémon, it will appear?

Good luck, Trainer! And...would you keep the light on in the lab for me? All this spooky research is making my hair stand on end.

Task Reward
Catch 10 Dark-type Pokémon. Misdreavus Misdreavus
Spin 8 PokéStops that haven't been visited before. 1080 XP
Catch 108 Pokémon. Spiritomb Spiritomb
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Poké Ball Poké Ball
1080x Stardust Stardust
8x Silver Pinap Berry Silver Pinap Berry

Third part

The third part of the series is available after claiming rewards for the previous part of the tasks series. It concludes the series with parting word from the Professor and have only placeholder tasks with "Claim Reward!".

Wow, Trainer! It seems we've had a spooky brush with Spiritomb!

I can't tell if it's the weather, but I've got the shivers! You know, I feel confident that we can solve anything together, Trainer, even when things get scary.

I'll be in touch soon!

Task Reward
Claim Reward. 1080 XP
Claim Reward. 1080 XP
Claim Reward. 1080 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Spiritomb candy Spiritomb Candy
8x Spiritomb candy Spiritomb Candy
1080x Stardust Stardust

Let's Go, Meltan

Let's Go, Meltan is Special Research task series that allows players who don't play Pokémon Let's Go to catch a Meltan.

First Part

TRAINER, it's always great to see you! I'm sure you know this, but your help in progressing my research has been essential to major breakthroughs in my work.

That's why I've come to talk to you again. You probably already know what I'll be asking!

I need your assistance in learning more about the newly discovered Pokémon that has really sent me and other Pokémon researchers into quite a tizzy.

Can you believe an undiscovered Pokémon just appeared out of the blue? You can imagine how everyone is talking about it!

I was checking a nearby habitat when I ran into a nest of them, and I was so excited, I dropped my camera! Don't worry, though... I'm sure the repairs won't cost me too much at the shop...

Although each Pokémon turned out to be a Ditto using the move Transform, that didn't put a damper on my day!

So many Ditto taking on this unique Pokémon form must mean that the real Pokémon is truly out there, just waiting to be found.

Let's get to work, TRAINER! I know we don't have much to go on, but I'm confident your hard work can only bring us good fortune!

But first, let me recalibrate my instruments for your area. Could you please complete the following tasks?

Task Reward
Spin 5 Pokéstops or Gyms. 500 XP
Catch 10 Pokémon 500 XP
Transfer 5 Pokémon 500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
1000x Stardust Stardust
10x Poké Ball Poké Ball
1x Incubator Limited Incubator

Second Part

Thanks, TRAINER! I think that will be enough to help me properly conduct calculations based on the data you'll gather in the field.

While you were out, I scanned some academic journals to see if any of my fellow researchers have encountered a Pokémon matching the description of the species I saw, but I didn't have much luck.

But I do have a hunch! Given that this Pokémon has been unseen until just recently, I think it's safe to say that we're tracking another Mythical Pokémon, like Mew and Celebi.

If I'm right and this elusive Pokémon is a Mythical Pokémon, we should be able to draw it out by creating specific conditions under which it thrives.

But let's step back for a minute, before we take a step forward. Or many steps forward, in this case! Great fieldwork starts with a walk. Could you complete a few tasks for me?

Also, remind me to contact my mentor, Professor Oak. I'm certain his brilliant mind will have something to lend to all this...

Please complete the following tasks.

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
2000x Stardust Stardust
2x Lucky Egg Lucky Egg
1x Fast TM Fast TM

Third Part

TRAINER, I gave Professor Oak a call, and he pulled through! He says that the Pokémon is called Meltan! I think the name has a nice ring to it:don't you?

Professor Oak got this information through an ancient text found in his archives, which included the appearance of Meltan.

What luck! Did you know that when Professor Oak was my instructor, he was my role model? And he still is!

He and I are of the same opinion that Meltan is a Mythical Pokémon, so I really think we're on to something!

Still, a name alone isn't going to get us very far... Perhaps the Ditto know something we don't?

I think that if we find Ditto, we'll be able to figure out how they acquired this curious transformation, and maybe that will lead us to Meltan.

Observation will be the best way forward, so let's roll up our sleeves and get to work!

Please complete the following tasks.

Task Reward
Catch a Ditto 1500 XP
Win 2 Gym Battles 1500 XP
Battle in 2 raids 1500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Great Ball Great Ball
3x Incense Incense
3x Max Revive Max Revive

Fourth Part

Excellent work, TRAINER! The Ditto you've helped me analyze indeed has transformed into Meltan before. In fact, it was able to use Transform and let me analyze Meltan up close!

This Ditto was very helpful, even though it couldn't replicate some of the finer details. It seems the memory of Meltan is fading away...

But I have good news! I was able to tell that Meltan has a liquid-metal body with a nutlike head and a tail that looks like a power cord. Judging from the appearance, it may be an Electric- or Steel-type Pokémon.

In order to make more progress, I think we should study these types of Pokémon! Can you complete the following tasks?

Task Reward
Catch 5 Steel-type Pokémon 2000 XP
Catch 5 Electric-type Pokémon 2000 XP
Earn 5 candies walking with your buddy 2000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
4000x Stardust Stardust
5x Pinap Berry Pinap Berry
5x Rare Candy Rare Candy

Fifth Part

Great news, TRAINER! Thanks to all the data you've collected, I was able to make a detailed study of the differences between Electric-type Pokémon and Steel-type Pokémon.

Thankfully, the Ditto was able to use Transform one more time! It took me some time to figure out it was attracted to all my metal equipment.

Then I realized that it was copying every aspect of Meltan, including its behavioral patterns. Given the Ditto's behavior, I believe Meltan is capable of assimilating metal by melting metal objects. What an interesting ability!

I can now say that, according to my research, Meltan is a Steel-type Pokémon!

I think our next step is to study more Pokémon that have similar characteristics. Can you complete the following tasks to learn more about Pokémon with fluid body surfaces or stomach acid strong enough to melt metals?

Task Reward
Evolve a Grimer 2500 XP
Catch 5 Slugma or Gulpin 2500 XP
Make 20 Great Throws 2500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
5000x Stardust Stardust
20x Great Ball Great Ball
5x Lure Module Lure Module

Sixth Part

Oh, and one more thing:Professor Oak is also studying a Ditto in his own lab that is able to Transform into Meltan. With our parallel research, I think we'll be able to make some breakthroughs soon!

By the time you complete all the research tasks, I should be able to circle back to you with the latest development.

Just in the nick of time, TRAINER! With careful study of the Ditto that I sent him and the small amount of documented Meltan encounters, Professor Oak was able to solve more mysteries related to this Pokémon.

Meltan very well may have split from a Pokémon named Melmetal, which has been recorded even less than Meltan. Never before have we seen a Mythical Pokémon that can divide into multiple, independent Pokémon!

This explains why the world saw a simultaneous appearance of so many Ditto disguised as Meltan.

Professor Oak and I have made a guess as to how Meltan can re-form back into Melmetal:because Meltan have bodies similar to molten metal, they have a unique ability to merge and trigger an Evolution into Melmetal!

Do you know what Pokémon we should research next? You're bright, TRAINER, so I know you know the answer! I need you to collect data on Pokémon for which several parts can come together and act as one.

Can you complete the following tasks?

Task Reward
Evolve a Magnemite 3000 XP
Catch 5 Exeggcute 3000 XP
Battle in 10 raids 3000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
1x Silver Pinap Berry Silver Pinap Berry
1x Metal Coat Metal Coat
10x Ultra Ball Ultra Ball

Seventh Part

Wow, I'm impressed! TRAINER! Your data has arrived just as I've finished putting pieces of evidence together to learn Melmetal's place in history.

According to these records, Melmetal was once regarded as a sacred being in a secluded community deep inside a wooded land that was rich with magnetite-bearing sedimentary rock.

People there developed ways to make unique tools out of metal shed by Melmetal. Without such metal, they couldn't have made these tools back then.

We need to find out more about Pokémon that wield tools. Could you complete the following research tasks?

Task Reward
Evolve 1 Drowzee 3500 XP
Catch 1 Cubone 3500 XP
Evolve 1 Scyther 3500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
10x Ultra Ball Ultra Ball
1x Charged TM Charged TM
3x Premium Raid Pass Premium Raid Pass

Eighth Part

I just received an important piece of news, TRAINER! Remember the ancient text? It seems that a mysterious box was also excavated from the same site where the ancient text was found.

There was nothing in the box except a rusty lump of metal that bears interesting similarities to Meltan.

Perhaps exposing the box to this vast natural environment could cause something enigmatic to happen, resulting in Meltan changing states as well.

Exposing this metal to the open air could have had an entirely different effect on what's inside the box, but we won't know until we try it.

We may be able to find a clue about the lump of metal by delving into the world of ancient Pokémon.

Please complete the following tasks.

Task Reward
Catch 2 Omanyte or Kabuto 4000 XP
Catch 2 Lileep or Anorith 4000 XP
Catch an Aerodactyl 4000 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
8000x Stardust Stardust
RT-Icon Encounter Meltan Encounter
1x Star Piece Star Piece

Ninth Part

I was right, TRAINER! This artifact is truly Meltan! We did it!

Of course, the reason for Meltan's presence inside this mysterious box can only be guessed. Maybe the people who glorified and worshiped Melmetal decided to keep it safe when the Pokémon somehow split itself apart.

Doing so could have been thought of as the only way for the people to ever meet Melmetal again. That warms the heart a little, doesn't it, TRAINER?

Make sure you give Meltan plenty of chances to see the vast world we live in by venturing out and exploring! Who knows what will happen from here...

Enjoy exploring, TRAINER, and I'm sure we'll be in touch soon!

Task Reward
Claim Reward! 4500 XP
Claim Reward! 4500 XP
Claim Reward! 4500 XP
Rewards for completing whole set
9000x Stardust Stardust
1x Super Incubator Super Incubator
5x Meltan candy Meltan Candy

Trivia

  • Unlike the Field Research tasks, there is no possibility to cancel nor skip any of Special Research tasks in order to complete the set of tasks.
  • More than one set of special research tasks can be completed within a day.
  • Special Tasks in A Ripple in Time related with Trading, sending Gifts and making Friends are pre-completed for Trainers under age of 13, since these don't have access to such game features.
  • The number 108 is referenced throughout the A Spooky Message special research, because Spiritomb is closely linked with that number - Spiritomb is formed by 108 souls trapped inside a stone, and that number is referenced multiple times in the video games, such as Spiritomb being #108 in the Sinnoh Dex, or his weight being 108.0 kg.

References

  1. u/Chrales new gofest quests - Celebi as special research rewards r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2018-07-03.
  2. Track the Mythical Pokémon Celebi in New Special Research!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-08-16.

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