Encounter Mythical and extremely rare Pokemon through Special Research! Learn all about Special Research including its features, summary, and available Special Researches..
Available Special Researches
A Mythical Discovery - Mew
The first Mythical Pokemon introduced in the games, Mew is considered as the first Pokemon to which all others came from. Get a chance to catch them by completing the Mythical Discovery Special Research.Check Out How To Capture Mew Here!
A Ripple in Time - Celebi
Celebi has the power to travel through time often going between past and future. Don't miss the chance to catch them by completing the Ripple in Time.Check Out How To Capture Celebi Here!
Let's GO, Meltan - Meltan
Meltan is the first Mythic Pokemon with an evolution and was released in line with the Pokemon Let's Go release! Completing the Let's GO, Melmetal Special Research will allow you to catch one even if you don't have a Pokemon Let's Go game.Check Out How To Capture Meltan Here!
Check for Available Special Research in Research Menu
You can find all active and available Special Research in the Research Menu. You can also track your progress and tasks there!
What is Special Research?
Complete Special Research to Meet Mythic Pokemon
Special Research are missions given by Professor Willow that will give you the chance to meet and catch Mythic Pokemon! It comes with stage progression that you have to complete.
Multiple Tasks Needed to Complete Special Research
Special Researches have multiple stages with 3 tasks each. Tasks can range from simple gathering of supplies to catching a specific type of Pokemon.
Tasks Become More Difficult with Progress
As you progress through the Special Research, you may notice that the tasks become harder and harder. Don't worry! Although they're hard, they're not impossible to complete.
Completing Each Task, Stage Gives Rewards
Finishing a task will give a good amount of XP and completing all 3 tasks of a stage will give you 3 items! These rewards may include Module Lures, booster items, and evolution items.
No Deadline for Completing Special Research
Special Researches don't have a deadline so you can take your time in completing them. However, for limited-time Special Researches, you'll need to log in during the event's duration or you'll miss the chance to do them.
Special Research Unlocks at Level 5
Professor Willow will give you your first Special Research upon reaching Level 5. Other ones will be given the more you play the game.