Pokemon Go Let’s Go! Special Research tasks & rewards

Daniel Megarry
A poster for the Pokemon Go Let's Go Special Research tasks

The Let’s Go! Special Research story has arrived in Pokemon Go, so we’ve detailed all of the tasks and rewards that you can unlock including the Master Ball.

As part of the Let’s Go! event that began on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, a brand new Special Research story has been given out to players around the world for free.

This is a seasonal Special Research story, which means it will be unlocked in stages throughout the Season of Rising Heroes. Once you hit a block in the story, you’ll need to check back later to continue.

Below, you’ll find all of the tasks you need to complete in the Let’s Go! Special Research story, as well as the rewards you can earn for taking part – including the Master Ball which has just been announced.

A poster for the Let's Go event in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go Let’s Go! Special Research tasks & rewards

Here are all of the tasks and rewards currently available in the Let’s Go! Special Research story:

Step 1 of 6

  • Catch 10 Pokemon – 5 Poke Balls
  • Make 10 Curveball Throws – 5 Razz Berries
  • Power up Pokemon 5 times – 1000 Stardust

Rewards: 1500 XP and a Mankey encounter

Step 2 of 6

  • Catch 15 Pokemon – 10 Poke Balls
  • Make 10 Great Throws – 5 Pinap Berries
  • Transfer 20 Pokemon – 5 Great Balls

Rewards: 2000 XP and a Meditite encounter

Step 3 of 6

  • Power up Pokemon 10 times – 10 Great Balls
  • Make 7 Great Throws – 1 Lure Module
  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket Grunt – 3 Revives

Rewards: 2500 XP and a Machoke encounter

Step 4 of 6

  • Catch a Pokémon – 500 XP

Rewards: 1000 XP and 1000 Stardust

Step 5 of 6

  • Catch 25 Pokemon – 2500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 3 Hyper Potion
  • Make 3 Excellent Throws – Galarian Farfetch’d encounter
  • Evolve 5 Pokemon – 2500 Stardust
  • Battle in a Gym 3 times – 5 Revive

Rewards: 1 Master Ball, 1000 XP, and 1000 Stardust

Step 6 of 6

  • Claim Reward! – 10 Ultra Ball
  • Claim Reward! – 2 Silver Pinap Berry
  • Claim Reward! – 1 Star Piece

Rewards: 3000 XP and 3000 Stardust

Special shoutout to LeekDuck for help with this information.

The Master Ball in Pokemon Go

When are the next Let’s Go! Special Research steps released?

The next set of steps and tasks for the Let’s Go! Special Research quest will be released on Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10AM local time.

It’s also been confirmed that the long-awaited Master Ball will be available as a reward for anyone who completes these new tasks. This rare item provides a guaranteed catch for any Pokemon you encounter!

How to get the Let’s Go! Special Research story in Pokemon Go

Claiming the Let’s Go Special Research story is easy, as you simply need to log in to Pokemon Go before June 1, 2023, at 10AM local time. It will then be added to your Research menu automatically.

Completing the Let’s Go Special Research story seems pretty simple so far, as most of the tasks involve catching, transferring, or powering up Pokemon, which you’ll probably be doing every time you log in.

That’s everything you need to know about the Let’s Go Special Research story! Check out some more Pokemon Go guides below:

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About The Author

Daniel graduated from university with a degree in Journalism and English Language, before spending five years at GAY TIMES covering LGBTQ+ news and entertainment. He then made the switch to video game journalism where he produces news, features, and guides for Pokemon, Fortnite, Nintendo, and PlayStation games. Daniel also has a passion for any games with queer representation.