How to complete all What Lies Beneath the Mask tasks and rewards in Pokémon Go

A spooky special research for the first Halloween event.

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The Halloween Mischief event for Pokémon Go has arrived, and with it, a spooky event full of Dark, Ghost, and Psychic-type Pokémon. All players will participate in this event as they attempt to capture several Pokémon appearing in costumes, such as a new Pikachu variant, Drifblim, and Piplup. In addition, there are also opportunities to capture Yamask, Galarian Yamask and evolve Galarain Slowpoke into Galarian Slowking.

During the event, there’s a new research called What Lies Beneath the Mask. You’ll need to capture multiple Ghost-type Pokémon to complete it, so make sure to find these Pokémon at night. In this guide, we’re going to break down all of the tasks and rewards you receive for completing the What Lies Beneath Masks Special Research in Pokémon Go. Much like the event, this is available to everyone.

All What Lies Beneath the Mask tasks and rewards

Task 1

  • Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokémon – 400 Stardust
  • Transfer 9 Pokémon – Duskull encounter
  • Make 49 Nice throw – 9 Ultra Balls

Rewards: 4,000 XP, 9 Nanab berries, and a Yamask encounter

Task 2

  • Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokémon – Halloween Mischief Pikachu encounter
  • Make 9 Curveball throws – 400 Stardust
  • Use 49 berries to help catch Pokémon – Banette encounter

Rewards: 4,000 XP, 9 Razz berries, and a Galarian Yamask encounter

Task 3

  • Catch 40 Ghost-type Pokémon – 400 Stardust
  • Catch 9 different species of Ghost-type Pokémon – Alolan Marowak encounter
  • Make 49 great throws – 40 Poké Balls

Rewards: 4,000 XP, Pinap berries, and a Galarian Yamask encounter

Task 4

  • Claim reward – XP
  • Claim reward – XP
  • Claim reward – XP

Rewards: 4,900 Stardust, 9 Yamask candy, and 4 Yamask candy