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Pokemon Go Genesect research live: All “A Drive To Investigate” tasks

Published: 20/Mar/2020 3:17 Updated: 20/Mar/2020 4:33

by Paul Cot


Genesect has finally arrived in Pokemon Go via special research story event. You’ll have to pay to participate, though.

The Paleozoic Pokemon is the first Mythical species from Gen 5 to be released into the mobile game. It is the second species to be added via a paid-for special research story event, following in the footsteps of Regigigas in October 2019.

The event is titled “A Drive To Investigate,” and will cost you $7.99 (also £7.99) to play. If you’re unable or unwilling to participate then, Genesect will be coming to EX Raids in April, just like Regigigas did.

Genesect Pokemon Go
Genesect is one of four Mythical Pokemon from the Unova region.

You can buy your ticket now from the Pokemon Go Shop. In order to receive the research, you must open the Pokemon Go app anytime between March 20, 8am and March 26, 10pm (local time).

Once you have purchased, and collected, the special research, you’ll be able to complete it at any point. However, it is recommended you complete in the above time window for “optimal gameplay.”

A Drive To Investigate – Full task list

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic trainers are rightfully reluctant to congregate at the moment – even if it is to play Pokemon Go. As result Niantic have made the A Drive To Investigate tasks “playable without group gameplay.”

The full list of tasks and subsequent rewards can be found below. These come from halolordkiller3.

Stage 1 of 5

  • Battle another Trainer 5x (GBL Counts win or loss) = 1000x stardust
  • Catch 25 Normal Type Pokemon = 3x Rare Candy
  • Give your buddy 1 treats (only need to give 1 berry) = Trubbish Encounter
  • Step 1 Rewards = 5x premium raid passes, Pinsir encounter, Genesect Cap

Stage 2 of 5

  • Power Up Pokemon 5x = 1000x Stardust
  • Catch 25 Fire-Type Pokemon = 3x Rare Candy
  • Send 3 Gifts to friends = Karrablast encounter
  • Step 2 Rewards = 3x charged TMs, Skarmory encounter, 3x Super Incubators

Stage 3 of 5

  • Transfer 3 Pokemon = 1000x Stardust
  • Catch 25 Water-type Pokemon = 3x Rare Candy
  • Hatch an Egg = Shelmet Encounter
  • Step 3 Rewards = 3x Incense, Scizor encounter, Genesect Bag

Stage 4 of 5

  • Make 3 Great Throws in a row = 1000x Stardust
  • Catch 25 Electric-type Pokemon = 3x Rare Candy
  • Play with your buddy = Kabuto encounter
  • Step 4 Rewards = 3x Fast TM, Genesect encounter, Glacial Lure Module

Stage 5 of 5

  • Battle a team leader 3x = 1000x Stardust
  • Catch 25 Ice-type Pokemon = 3x Rare Candy
  • Take 3 snapshots of Genesect = Durant Encounter
  • Step 5 Rewards = 1x puffin, 10x Genesect Candy, 3x Star Piece

Genesect themed weekend event

To compliment the special research story, there is also a Genesect themed weekend event for all Pokemon Go trainers to enjoy. It will take place over this weekend from March 20, 8am to March 23, 10pm (local time).

Some of the features within the event will help you complete the tasks from A Drive To Investigate. All the features are as follows:

  • Electric, fire, ice, normal and water-type Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild. Houndour, Jigglypuff, Magnemite, Marill and Snorunt will also be seen more.
  • Nincada will be appearing in the wild and hatching from 5 km Eggs. Its shiny form will also be available.
  • Karrablast and Shelmet will be hatching more often from 5 km Eggs.
  • One to four-star Raid Battles will feature various bug or steel-type Pokemon.

In addition to this, there will be 2x Catch and Hatch Stardust boosts available during the event.

Some trainers may be put off by the pay wall, but if you look at all the rewards on offer, the ticket is great value. It’s also a great opportunity to enjoy some Pokemon Go without having to group up in public during this difficult time.


Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event – all research tasks & rewards

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:50 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 16:53

by Daniel Megarry


Gen 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December, and there’s a special Kalos Celebration Event to mark the occasion. Here’s how to complete the tasks and get those rewards.

Since its debut in 2016, Pokemon Go has gradually introduced species from the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar regions.

Now, it’s the turn of Kalos, the region that first appeared in Pokemon X & Y on the Nintendo 3DS.

To celebrate their arrival, Niantic have launched a special event that runs for a limited time and will see the likes of Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Bunnelby, Fletchling, Litleo, and Noibat appear more frequently in the wild to increase your chances of catching them.

Pokemon Company
Players can now find Chespin, Fennekin and Froakie in Pokemon Go

The celebration also includes an event-exclusive timed research quest that rewards players with XP and a variety of items including Venasaur Mega Energy, Blastoise Mega Energy, and Charizard Mega Energy.

Pokemon Go Kalos Event dates and times

Like all special events in Pokemon Go, the Kalos Celebration Event will only be around for a limited time. It begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 10 AM local time, and runs until Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 10 PM local time.

This means that you’ll need to complete the timed research quest tasks before the event ends, or you’ll risk missing out on any rewards you haven’t managed to grab yet.

Kalos Event timed research tasks and rewards

The research quest consists of six steps, with rewards offered for each individual task as well as an overall reward for completing each step.

Below you’ll find the tasks and rewards for the Kalos Celebration Event timed research quest:

Kalos Celebration Event Step 1

  • Transfer five Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fletchling – 600 XP
  • Give your buddy three treats – 600 Stardust

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 2

  • Power up a Pokemon five times – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Litleo – 5 Hyper Potions
  • Use five berries to help catch Pokemon – 5 Revive

Rewards: 800 XP, 500 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 3

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Chespin – 30 Venasaur Mega Energy
  • Make five Nice Throws – 10 Nanab Berries

Rewards: 100 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 4

  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 10 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Fennekin – 30 Charizard Mega Energy
  • Make seven Nice Throws – 10 Razz Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 5

  • Catch 20 Pokemon – 15 PokeBalls
  • Catch a Froakie – 30 Blastoise Mega Energy
  • Make seven Great Throws – 10 Pinap Berries

Rewards: 1000 XP, 750 Stardust, and 15 Charizard Mega Energy

Kalos Celebration Event Step 6

  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP
  • Claim reward – 1000 XP

Rewards: 2000 XP, 1000 Stardust, and 1 Lucky Egg

Pokemon Go Kalos Celebration Event
Generation 6 is finally coming to Pokemon Go in December

Kalos Event field research tasks and rewards

There are also exclusive field research tasks for players to complete. These can be accessed from spinning PokeStops. Below you’ll find the three field research tasks and their rewards.

  • Catch three Normal-type Pokemon – Bunnelby reward
  • Catch five Flying-type Pokemon – Fletchling reward
  • Catch seven Fire-type Pokemon – Litleo reward

Remember, you’ll need to complete all of these tasks by 10 PM local time on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, if you want to bag all of those rewards. Good luck, trainers!

You can follow the latest Pokemon Go Kalos event leaks, updates, and new generation additions over on our Pokemon Go page.