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Mew Special Research Quest: Guide, Tasks, & Tips

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Read this Pokemon GO guide on how to capture the mythical Pokemon - Mew! Information includes special research quest and tasks for A Mythical Discovery, rewards, catching tips, and more!

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips
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Mew Is Now In Special Research

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips
Duration March 2018 - Task Completion

Complete a series of Special Research tasks from a quest line called "A Mythical Discovery" and you'll be able to encounter the first mythical Psychic Pokemon - Mew!

Check Out Mew Moves & Stats Here!

List Of Mew Special Research Tasks

List Of All Tasks & Rewards For "A Mythical Discovery"

1/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Spin 5 Poke Stops 500 XP
Catch 10 Pokemon 500 XP
Transfer 5 Pokemon 500 XP

2/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Earn 2 Candy While Walking With Your Buddy 1000 XP
Make 10 Great Throws 1000 XP
Hatch 3 Eggs 1000 XP

3/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Reach Level 15 1500 XP
Win 2 Gym Battles 1500 XP
Battle In A Raid Twice 1500 XP

4/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Earn A Silver Kanto Medal 2000 XP
Evolve 20 Pokemon 2000 XP
Earn 5 Candy While Walking With Your Buddy 2000 XP

5/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Catch A Ditto 2500 XP
Make 20 Great Throws 2500 XP
Catch 10 Ghost Pokemon 2500 XP

6/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Battle In A Raid 10 Times 3000 XP
Evolve A Magikarp 3000 XP
Reach Level 25 3000 XP

7/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Use 50 Berries To Catch Pokemon 3500 XP
Make An Excellent Curve Throw 3500 XP
Earn A Gold Kanto Medal 3500 XP

8/8 Tasks & Rewards

Task Reward
Task Complete 2000 XP
Task Complete 2000 XP
Task Complete 2000 XP

"A Mythical Discovery" Task Completed Rewards List

1/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Great Ball 10 pieces
Incubator 1 piece
Lure Module 3 pieces

2/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Stardust 2000
Incense 3 pieces
Great Ball 20 pieces

3/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Fast TM 1 piece
Charge TM 1 piece
Star Piece 2 pieces

4/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Stardust 4000
Lure Module 3 pieces
Great Ball 20 pieces

5/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Premium Raid Pass 1 piece
Lucky Egg 1 piece
Revive 15 pieces

6/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Stardust 6000
Incense 3 pieces
Rare Candy 5 pieces

7/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Pokemon Encounter (Mew) Once
Great Ball 5 pieces
Stardust 6000

8/8 Task Completed Rewards

Reward Pieces
Stardust 10000
Super Incubator 1 piece
Mew Candy 20 pieces

Tips In Completing Mew Tasks

Tips In Completing Tasks

Use Items To Increase Bonuses

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

Using items such as Lucky Eggs & Star Pieces will increase your bonus XP & Stardust! Be sure to use these items when you're completing a task or redeeming a reward to get more XP & Stardust!

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Get Candy Fast Via 1 KM Distance Buddies

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

Pokemon have a distinct distance they need to travel to find a Candy. It's best to buddy with a Pokemon that requires a shorter distance to gather more Candy in a shorter amount of time.

Buddy Pokemon With 1 KM Distance For Candy

Watch Capture Circle For Great Throws

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

Check the capture circle and make a throw when it's significantly smaller for your toss to result into a Great throw! Excellent throws also count towards completing this task.

Choose Pokemon That Are Easy To Hit

You can choose the Pokemon that have a bigger capture circle & are easier to hit to make your Great throws! Since you do not need to continuously make Great throws in a row, there is no harm in trying.

Pokemon Not Suitable For Making Great Throws

No Need To Catch Pokemon When Making Great Throw

When attempting to make a Great throw, there is no need to capture the Pokemon. If you make a Great throw and the Pokemon breaks free, it still counts toward the task completion.

Visit Ghost Pokemon Spawn Areas

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

It's not easy to spot Ghost Pokemon in the wild! The best way to encounter & capture a lot of them is to visit where they spawn frequently. Keep an eye out on your map to find out where you can find a lot of them.

Ghost Types In Pokemon GO

Ghost Pokemon Don't Spawn More Frequently At Night

No matter your time zone & despite all the rumors, Ghost Pokemon don't spawn more frequently during the night time. Their spawn frequency has already been increased so there's no need to hunt for them tonight.

Capturing Raid Bosses Are Counted In The Task

Sometimes Ghost Pokemon such as Gengar & Sableye appear as raid bosses in gyms! Defeating & catching them will count towards completing this task.

Check Out Raid Battle Guide Here!

Field Research Can Reward Ghost Pokemon Encounter

Completing certain Field Research tasks reward you with a Pokemon encounter - which can be Ghost Pokemon! Take note of which Field Research quests give you Ghost Pokemon encounters so you can complete this taks!

Check Out What Is Field Research Here!

Catch Certain Pokemon To Encounter Ditto

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

Ditto is a tricky Pokemon to catch! In the wild, it is a different Pokemon and will only transform back into a Ditto when it is caught.

Check Out How To Find & Catch Ditto!

Visit Areas Where Many Pokemon Appear

A trick to catching Ditto is to go where many Pokemon appear. Find an area where there are several Poke Stops that will lure in many Pokemon to spawn.

List Of Pokemon Ditto Transforms From

Practice Making Excellent Curve Throws

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Making an excellent curve throw requires practice. It's best to work on your curve balls and making excellent throws by practicing catching Pokemon.

Check Out Tips To Catching Pokemon!

No Need To Catch Pokemon To Complete Task

You don't need to catch the Pokemon with an Excellent throw to complete the task. If you make an Excellent throw & the Pokemon breaks free, it will still count towards completing the task.

Avoid Hard-To-Hit Pokemon

When attempting to make and Excellent throw, avoid Pokemon that are hard-to-hit, have smaller capture circles, or less optimal distances. You can find the list below.

Pokemon Not Good For Excellent Throws

Efficient Ways To Evolve A Magikarp

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

To complete this task, you need to evolve a Magikarp. You need 400 pieces of Magikarp Candy to evolve it into a Gyarados!

Check Out Magikarp's Stats & Moves Here!

Visit Magikarp Spawn Areas

One way to get more Magikarp Candy is to keep catching the Pokemon! Visit areas such as rivers or bodies of water to see if more Magikarp spawn there.

Use Pinap Berries When Catching Magikarp

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

Using Pinap Berries & making a successful catch will double the amount of Candy you receive. When you encounter a Magikarp, be sure to feed it a Pinap Berry to receive more Candy.

Make Magikarp Your Buddy Pokemon

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

Magikarp only needs to walk with you for 1 KM before it finds a Magikarp Candy. Make it your buddy Pokemon and keep walking around to farm Candy fast.

Fight Raids With Magikarp As The Boss

Sometimes Magikarp appears as a raid boss in gyms and they are usually low level ones. Participate in raids when you see a Magikarp as the boss to receive Magikarp Candy.

Transform Rare Candies Into Magikarp Candy

Mew Special Research Quest Guide Tasks Tips

You can also transform your stock of Rare Candy into Magikarp Candy. However, Rare Candy is a valuable item in Pokemon GO and careful thought should be put into it before using them.

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