All A Route to New Friendships Tasks & Rewards in Pokemon Go

Mateo makes his debut to Pokemon Go, and you can meet him while trying to complete A Route to New Friendships.

All A Route to New Friendships Tasks and Rewards in Pokemon Go

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Pokemon Go’s Along The Routes event has arrived, and it’s a celebration of players using routes to explore their local neighborhoods. The event introduces Mateo, a new NPC, and the A Route to New Friendships Special Research revolves around Mateo and routes for every player to complete.

There are several steps you’ll have to complete for this Special Research, all involving the Routes system. With the snow and cold weather, it’s also the perfect time of year to catch your favorite Ice-type Pokemon. Here’s how to complete A Route to New Friendships Special Research in Pokemon Go.

How to Complete A Route to New Friendships Special Research in Pokemon Go

How to complete A Route to New Friendships in Pokemon Go
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There are four tasks for you to complete in Pokemon Go’s A Route to New Friendships Special Research. These all have to do with exploring your local neighborhood and meeting the Mateo through a Route.

You can expect to spin multiple PokeStops while working on this Special Research and walking at least 5km in total. For anyone who is looking to find Mateo, he will appear at the end of a route, where you can exchange a gift with him. If you require a gift, make sure to spin any PokeStops along your route to try to acquire them. Spinning PokeStops or Gyms in your local is one of the best ways to use gifts, especially if you haven’t sent any to those on your Pokemon Go friend list. Mateo will happily swap out any gifts you don’t want to share with friends with other rewards if you have enough bag space.

These are all the tasks you have to complete and the rewards you’ll receive for participating in Pokemon Go’s A Route to New Friendships Special Research.

A Route to New Friendships – Task 1

  • Explore 1 km – A Woobat Encounter
  • Spin 3 PokeStops – 900 XP
  • Earn a Candy Exploring with your Buddy – 5 Razzberries
  • Exchange a Gift with Mateo – An Incense

All Rewards: 1,000 Stardust and 1,000 XP

A Route to New Friendships – Task 2

  • Catch 7 Pokemon – 10 Poke Balls
  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 1,500 XP
  • Explore 3 km – A Woobat Encounter
  • Walk 1,000 m while Traveling on Routes – A Woobat Encounter

All Rewards: 1,000 Stardust and five Great Balls

A Route to New Friendships – Task 3

  • Hatch an Egg – A Feebas Encounter
  • Spin 15 PokeStops – 2,000 XP
  • Complete Five Field Research Tasks – 1,000 Stardust
  • Exchange Three Gifts with Mateo – A Hisuian Sneasel Encounter

All Rewards: 1,000 Stardust and three Ultra Balls

A Route to New Friendship – Task 4

  • Claim: 10 Great Balls
  • Claim: 5 Pinab Berries
  • Claim: 10 Razz Berries

All Rewards: 1,000 Stardust, 1,000 Stardust, and a Hisuian Sneasel Encounter.

How to Start A Route to New Friendships Special Research Quest

To start the A Route to New Friendships Special Research quest in Pokemon Go, trainers can acquire a ticket from the in-game shop. Log in during the event to access the Along the Routes event-exclusive Special Research story.

This is all the essential details on tasks and rewards for the A Route to New Friendships quest.