How to complete Misunderstood Mischief Special Research all tasks and rewards in Pokémon Go – November 9

A season-long Special Research quest is now available.

Pokémon Go Season of Mischief

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The Season of Mischief has started in Pokémon Go, and with it, a brand new season-long quest that players will have from September to November to complete. The season-long Special Research is called Misunderstood Mischief, and it will be available to all players in Pokémon Go starting on September 1 at 10 AM in your local time zone. You should not expect to complete it immediately. Instead, the many tasks will unravel throughout the season, likely tying to encounter the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa and the several events you’ll need to complete. This guide breaks down all of the tasks and rewards you’re going to receive for this quest.

We’ve updated this guide to reflect the tasks that unlock on November 5 at 10 AM in your local timezone for the Festival of Lights event.

All Misunderstood Mischief tasks and rewards

Make sure to check your Today view to see what step you are on in the Misunderstood Mischief quest. There will be 16 tasks in total.

Task 1

  • Make 10 nice throws – 1 Incense
  • Use an incense – 10 Poké Balls
  • Take 3 Snapshots of Wild Psychic-type Pokémon – 10 Nanab berries

Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP, and a Gothita encounter.

Task 2

Await Professor Williow to continue the next step in this quest.

Task 3

  • Make 5 curball throws – 15 Poké Balls
  • Catch 10 diffrent species of Pokémon – 5 Great Balls
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust – 3 Max revives

Rewards: 500 Stardust, 1,000 XP, and a Hoopa encounter.

Task 4

Await Professor Willow to continue the next step in this quest.

Step 5

  • Power up Pokémon 10 times – 15 Poké Balls
  • Catch 20 Psychic-type Pokémon – Abra encounter
  • Evolve 3 Psychic-type Pokémon – 3 Max Revives

Rewards: 10 Hyper Potions, 10 Inkay candies, and a Wobbuffet encounter

Step 6

Await Professor Willow to continue the next step in this quest.

Step 7

  • Take a snapshot of your buddy – Furfrou encounter
  • Catch a Furfrou – Fast TM
  • Earn a heart with your buddy – Charged TM

Rewards: 15 Furfrou candy, a Unova stone, and a Minccino encounter

Step 8

Await Professor Willow to continue the next step in this quest.

Step 9

  • Make 3 Nice Curveball throws – 20 Slowpoke candy
  • Transfer 30 Pokémon – Galarian Slowpoke encounter
  • Evolve one Slowpoke – 1,990 XP

Rewards: 5 Max Potions, 40 Slowbro Mega Energy, and a Shedinja encounter

Step 10

Await Professor Willow to continue the next step in this quest.

Task 11

  • Earn 3 candies by walking with your buddy – 10 Yamask Candy
  • Catch 30 Ghost-type Pokémon – 10 Phantump Candy
  • Catch 30 Dark-type Pokémon – 10 Pumpkaboo Candy

Rewards: 40 Mega Gengar energy, 15 Ultra Balls, and a Mimikyu Costume Pikachu encounter.

Task 12

Await Professor Willow to continue the next step in this quest.

Task 13

  • Make a new friend – Meditite encounter
  • Send 10 gifts to friends – Chinchou encounter
  • Use 20 berries to catch Pokémon – 2 Silver pinap berries

Rewards: 10 Dedenne candy, 2 Poffins, and a Blitze encounter

Task 14

Await Professor Willow to continue the next step in this quest.

Step 15

  • Defeat 5 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 1 Rocket Radar
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader – Super Rocket Radar
  • Defeat the Team Go Rocket Boss, Giovanni – 1 Lucky Egg

Rewards: 40 Houndoom Mega Energy, 2 Golden Razz Berries, and an Absol Encounter

Step 16

  • Claim Reward: 2,000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 2,000 XP
  • Claim Reward: 2,000 XP

Rewards: 1 Star Piece, 20 Hoopa Candy, and a Dusknoir encounter