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Pokemon Go Minccino Research Day: Minccino still available

Published: 2/Feb/2020 13:38 Updated: 3/Feb/2020 3:06

by Paul Cot


Minccino has finally come to Pokemon Go and is available as part of the Lunar New Year 2020 event.

To celebrate the Year of the Rat, the Chinchilla Pokemon will be appearing in a special Limited Research event. The time period for this special event will indeed be limited, as it runs for three hours from February 2, 2pm to 5pm in your local time zone.


That research period has now concluded across all regions. But, Minccino is now available in 5km eggs and can be found in the wild. How frequently it will spawn though, remains to be seen.

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Minccino is making its debut in Pokemon Go…

Minccino research tasks

All of those tasks are as follows:

  • Catch 5 normal-type Pokemon
  • Catch a Bidoof of Patrat
  • Catch a Pikachu, Plusle or Minum
  • Catch a Rattata or Sentret
  • Use 3 Berries to help catch Pokemon
  • Make 5 Nice Throws
  • Make 3 Great Throws
  • Make 5 Curveballs
  • Make 3 Nice Throws in a row
  • Make 2 Great Throws in a row
  • Evolve 2 normal-type Pokemon
  • Battle in a Raid
  • Battle in a Gym
  • Use a supereffective Charged Attack in a Gym battle
  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket Grunt
  • Spin 2 PokeStops
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Minccino evolves into Cinccino when using an Unova Stone…

Complete field research task to encounter

Pokemon Go players who have participated in the Limited Research events before – Feebas, Clamperl and Lotad – will know it’s very simple. Unlike special research tasks there is no stages of tasks you need to complete.

Instead, all you need is complete one the above field research tasks and you will encounter the normal-type Minccino. (If these tasks change this page will be updated.)

In addition to this if you’re lucky you may encounter its shiny form. The tasks are all basic when it comes to field research so you may as well complete as many as you can to try and find that shiny. If you’re after Cinccino then its not Minccino Candy you’ll need because you can get the Scarf Pokemon by using an Unova Stone on Minccino.


How to get Shadow Mewtwo in Pokemon Go

Published: 14/Oct/2020 2:42 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 2:44

by Paul Cot


Shadow Mewtwo has come to Pokemon Go for the second time and this time all trainers can get hold of it.

Team Rocket have returned to Pokemon Go, again, and this time they brought some strange eggs with them. Unsurprisingly Professor Willow has asked for your help investigating them – he always does.


You’ll notice his image flashing in the bottom right-hand corner of your Pokemon Go app. Click it and the new “An Inter-egg-sting Development” Special Research will open up.

Complete all these tasks and it will culminate in a Shadow Mewtwo encounter. This is far from easy Special Research though, and may take a while to complete.


An Inter-egg-sting Development – All tasks and rewards

All tasks and rewards for the An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research are as follows:

Stage 1/6

  • Spin 5 PokeStops – 500 Stardust
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts – 500 Stardust
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokemon – Meowth encounter
  • Rewards: 500 Stardust, 10 Pokeballs, 10 Razz Berries

Stage 2/6

  • Catch 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws in a row – 750 XP
  • Purify 5 Shadow Pokemon – 750 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 10 Great Balls, Larvitar encounter

Stage 3/6

  • Defeat a Team GO Rocket 3 times – 1,000 XP
  • Hatch 3 Eggs – 1,000 XP
  • Earn 5 Candies walking with your Buddy – 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 1,500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berries, Toxicroak encounter

Stage 4/6

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Arlo – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Cliff – 1,250 XP
  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leader Sierra – 1,250 XP
  • Rewards: 5 Hyper Potions, Super Rocket Radar, 3 Revives

Stage 5/6

  • Find the Team GO Rocket Boss – 2,500 Stardust
  • Battle the Team GO Rocket Boss – 1,500 XP
  • Defeat the Team GO Rocket Boss – 3 Silver Pinap Berries (Rescue Shadow Mewtwo)
  • Rewards: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Stage 6/6

  • Claim Reward – 2,000 XP (x3)
  • Rewards: 3 Revives, 20 Great Balls, 1 Elite Charged TM

To purify or keep as a Shadow Pokemon?

As Shadow Mewtwo is a standard Shadow encounter it won’t have IV floors of 10. You can increase each of its stats by +2 by purifying but this is a decision you should take with extreme caution.


We discuss whether you should Shadow Mewtwo and why to help you make that decision – after all, there is no reversing it. In short, there won’t be many opportunities to capture Shadow Mewtwo, if anymore at all, so it may be your only chance at keeping it.

In addition to this Shadow Mewtwo is an incredible attacking Pokemon whereas it purified form while powerful, isn’t as noteworthy when it comes to the Pokemon Go meta.

There is also an Elite Charged TM to claim in the final stage of An Inter-egg-sting Development. These Elite TMs are super rare so use it wisely!

This particular Special Research is certainly time consuming but with Shadow Mewtwo awaiting at the end, and that Elite TM, it’s definitely worth completing.