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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.


How to get Calyrex and Glastrier/Spectrier in the Crown Tundra DLC

Published: 23/Oct/2020 9:35

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s the Crown Tundra DLC is finally available which means trainers can get their hands on the region’s featured Legendary Pokemon, Calyrex.

Calyrex ruled all of Galar throughout ancient times, so it’s safe to say the King Pokemon will be a fantastic addition to your Pokedex. It may not appear strong at just 1.1 meters tall and 7.7kg in weight but it is highly intelligent.

In fact, it is so clever that it’s said to see every past, present, and future event. Let’s break down how to encounter Calyrex in the Crown Tundra.

Calyrex Shiny Lock
Pokemon Company
Calyrex is the featured Legendary Pokemon of the new Crown Tundra DLC…

Calyrex location

Finding The King Pokemon is a several step process. Firstly, you’ll need to get to the point of the Crown Tundra story where you obtain the Legendary Clues in Peony’s house. This is located in Freezington.

From there pick up the Wooden Crown which can be found in his living room. By sheer coincidence (or not), there is a statue just outside where the aforementioned Crown fits like a glove. This is a statue of Calyrex (without its crown) sitting on what is either Glastrier or Spectrier. Put the crown on this statue.

This will cause Calyrex to appear which will result in a battle. The dual grass and psychic-type is relatively easy to defeat.

Following this, it will want you to interact with various NPCs in Freezington to find out whether members of the community remember it for its plentiful harvest.

Calyrex will share more about its history telling you about its loyal steed – Glastrier or Spectrier (more on that below). As part of the story, you’re required to buy some Carrot Seeds.

Again, coincidentally, a NPC is selling them right by the previous NPCs. This will cost 8 Dynite Ore.

To have this amount you will have needed to have successfully won your first Dynamax Adventure. If you haven’t, you’ll need to go back and do so.

Calyrex will then want you to choose between two locations to grow the carrots. One of them is a plot of land by gravestones and the other is in a field of “pristine snow”.

Glastrier and Spectrier

This is where the other Legendary Pokemon from the Crown Tundra come into play. Spectrier and Glastrier are Horse Pokemon with different typings.

The former is a ghost-type while the latter is ice. Therefore, it will come as no surprise Calyrex summons Spectrier when you plant the Carrot Seeds by the gravestones and Glastrier when planted by the pristine snow.

Whichever one you choose will result in you battling it back in Freezington. When you defeat it, you will obtain a tuft of Mane Hair.

This will then be used to construct the Reins of Unity. To do that you’ll need to talk to Calyrex (again) – at this point, you’re getting to know each other well – and it will give you the Radiant Petal. Take both of these to the Mayor’s House and Peony will give you the Reins of Unity.

Now you can make your way to the Crown Shrine which is located at the top of the Crown Tundra. Calyrex will be waiting for you.

Place the Carrot in the Shrine and either Spectrier or Glastrier will come for it. Calyrex will take this opportunity to jump on it. After seemingly taming it, the two fuse together to create the Shadow Rider or Ice Rider fusion forms.

Calyrex Glastrier
Calyrex fuses with Glastrier/Spectrier when it jumps on it and tames it…

Reins of Unity

Now Calyrex’s fusion form is waiting for you to battle it (and capture). Although you can battle it as many times as you want, it’s probably wise to save it beforehand to avoid having to get all the way back up to the Crown Shrine.

It can be difficult to capture, so make sure you have a relatively strong team and a lot of PokeBalls. Unfortunately, Calyrex is one of the few Pokemon that are Shiny locked in the Crown Tundra, so don’t waste your time soft resetting, a Shiny isn’t going to happen!

When you do capture Calyrex’s in its Shadow or Ice Rider form, you can actually use the Reins of Unity to separate the two Pokemon. This results in two Pokedex entries!

For those asking whether you can catch both Glastrier and Spectrier, no you can’t, at least not on the same save file. The process of capturing Calyrex sounds long-winded, but it’s actually pretty simple and is naturally achieved by going through the story.