Pokemon Go Chasing Legends Special Research tasks & rewards

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The Pokemon Go Chasing Legends Special Research quest has arrived for certain trainers, so here are the tasks and rewards you can unlock along the way.

Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn runs from February 25 to February 26, and the annual event features a brand new Chasing Legends Special Research quest involving Rhi from the Ultra Recon Squad!

This Special Research quest is free for all players, but it will feature slightly different tasks and rewards depending on whether you chose the Ruby or Sapphire version and there’s also a branching path.

Below, you’ll find all of the tasks and rewards in the Chasing Legends Special Research quest.

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Pokemon Go Chasing Legends Special Research tasks

Step 1 of 6

  • Power up Pokemon 15 times – 3 Incense
    • Branching choice: Choose Gulpin, Choose Surskit, or Choose Cacnea

Rewards: 5 Kyogre Candy, 5 Groudon Candy, Absol encounter

Step 2 of 6

  • Use an Incense – Gulpin/Surskit/Cacnea encounter
  • Catch 5 Gulpin/Surskit/Cacnea – Gulpin/Surskit/Cacnea encounter
  • Catch 10 different Species of Pokemon – Gulpin/Surskit/Cacnea encounter

Rewards: 2 Premium Battle Pass, 30 Poke Balls, 5 Ultra Balls

Step 3 of 6

  • Spin 15 Pokestops and Gyms – Plusle encounter
  • Explore 1km – Solrock encounter
  • Catch 10 Fire, Grass, or Ground-type Pokemon – Trapinch encounter
  • Catch 1 Groudon – Volbeat encounter

Rewards: Sunny Castform encounter, 10 Groudon Candy, and 200 Groudon Primal Energy (for Ruby players)

Step 4 of 6

  • Spin 15 Pokestops and Gyms – Minun encounter
  • Explore 1km – Lunatone encounter
  • Catch 10 Water, Electric, or Bug-type Pokemon – Wailmer encounter
  • Catch 1 Kyogre- Illumise encounter

Rewards: Rainy Castform encounter, 10 Kyogre Candy, and 200 Kyogre Primal Energy (for Sapphire players)

Step 5 of 6

  • Activate Primal Reversion – 1 Rocket Radar
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Leader – 3 Revive

Rewards: 1 Charged TM and 1 Fast TM

Step 6 of 6

  • Claim Reward! – 2023 XP
  • Claim Reward! – 2023 Stardust

Rewards: Spinda encounter

Once you’ve claimed this Chasing Legends Special Research quest, you can complete it in your own time as there’s no expiration date to worry about.

It will be much easier to finish during Go Tour Hoenn, though, as many of the tasks involve catching Pokemon that have boosted spawns during the event.

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Chasing Legends Special Research branching paths explained

During the Chasing Legends Special Research quest, you’ll be asked to choose between Gulpin, Surskit, or Cacnea. This doesn’t really change much, except that the Pokemon you select will be offered as a reward for each of the three tasks in Step 2.

None of these Pokemon or their evolutions are viable in PvP Battles or Raids, so your decision should be based on which one you need the most. It’s also worth pointing out that all three Pokemon have made their Shiny debuts during Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn.

The other thing that will impact your Chasing Legends Special Research quest is whether you chose Ruby or Sapphire. Ruby players will get 200 Primal Groudon Energy after Step 3 while Sapphire players will get 200 Primal Kyogre Energy after Step 4.

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And that’s everything you need to know about the Chasing Legends Special Research! While you’re here, check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:

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