Pokémon Go Special Research – Investigating Illusions tasks and rewards

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During the upcoming Abra Community Day event, a new Special Research will be available in Pokémon Go. The Special Research will be exclusive to the Community Day and will be available from the in-game store for $1.

The Investigating Illusions Special Research will have four stages, and completing it will get you 13,000 Stardust, a Poffin, a Rocket Radar, and other rewards. While we don’t have many details on the Special Research, and won’t until the event goes live on April 25, all the dialogue messages have been detained, so we have included those below.

We will update the steps below with the tasks and rewards as soon as we can access the research in the game.

Step One

  • Power up Pokemon 10 times – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch 10 Abra – 20 Abra Candy
  • Make five Nice Throws – Abra encounter

Reward: 2000 Stardust, 1 Incense, Abra encounter

Good to see you again, %PLAYERNAME- Have you noticed an increased number of Abra in the area? – Yes, so did I. I originally thought this strange phenomenon was happening due to Abra’s ability to teleport. – When Abra decides to teleport randomly, it creates the illusion that it’s made copies of itself – However, what’s happening right now really does seem to be a large number of Abra appearing in the wild! Let’s research more about Abra and see what we can discover about the Psi Pokemon!

Step Two

  • Catch 15 Abra – 20 Abra Candy
  • Transfer 10 Pokemon – Kadabra encounter
  • Evolve three Abra – 1000 XP

Reward: 2000 Stardust, 1 Incense, 1 Poffin

Fantastic work, %PLAYERNAME%! Are you having difficulty catching Abra you encounter? – It’s said that you must clear your mind if you want to catch an Abra. – Or maybe you could ask your buddy for some catching assistance! – I’ve got a few more things about Abra that I could use your help researching. How about you give me a hand, and I’ll see if I can find a nice treat for your buddy?

Step Three

  • Make three Great Curveball Throws – 20 Abra Candy
  • Evolve one Kadabra – Five Golden Razz Berries
  • Transfer 10 Pokemon – 1500 XP

Reward: 2000 Stardust, 1 Incense, 1 Rocket Radar

I’m sure your buddy appreciates that delicious Poffin! I’m more of a Pinap Berry man myself. – While researching Abra, I read that it can sense danger and maintains a telepathic radar even while it’s sleeping! What amazing abilities/ – Why don’t you keep researching? As a token of my thanks, I’ll give you one of the Rocket Radars I’ve developed. – While it won’t give you Abra’s ability to sense danger while sleeping, it will help you track down any trouble the Team GO Rocket Leaders are stirring up.

Step Four

As always, the last step is just about collecting rewards.

  • 5,000 Stardust
  • 1,500 XP
  • Five Silver Pinap Berries

Reward: 2000 Stardust, 3 Rare Candies, Alakazam Encounter

Thank you again, %PLAYERNAME%, for all your help today. It was incredible researching Abra with you. – We learned so much about this Psychic-type Pokemon. Rumor has it that some lucky Trainers even encountered Shiny Abra in the wild! – Pokemon are truly amazing creatures. There’s always something to discover. – Until next time, %PLAYERNAME%!