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Pokemon Go Misunderstood Mischief Research: Step 15 & 16 guide

Published: 9/Nov/2021 9:21

by Daniel Megarry

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Pokemon Go’s Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story leads to an encounter with the Mythical Hoopa, and we’ve got details of all the tasks and rewards you can earn.

After Trainers noticed mysterious portals appearing in the sky of the overworld map in August, Niantic confirmed what many had already guessed: the Mythical Psychic/Ghost-type Hoopa is finally coming to Pokemon Go!

In order to unlock Hoopa in its Confined form, players need to complete the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research. It’s the first season-long Special Research story we’ve ever seen in Go, and all 16 Steps are now available.

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Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the release date for all of the Misunderstood Mischief Steps, the rewards you’ll unlock along the way, and ultimately how to catch Hoopa itself.


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Hoopa in Pokemon
The Pokemon Company
Trainers will finally be able to get Hoopa in Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Go Misunderstood Mischief tasks & rewards

These are all of the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research tasks that have been unlocked so far as well as the rewards that you can earn:

Step 1 of 16

  • Make 10 Nice Throws – 1 Incense
  • Use an Incense – 10 Poke Balls
  • Take 3 snapshots of a wild Psychic-type Pokemon – 10 Nanab Berries

Rewards: Gothita encounter, 500 Stardust, and 1,000 XP

Step 2 of 16

  • Collect reward – 720 Stardust

Rewards: 720 XP

Step 3 of 16

  • Make 5 Curveball Throws – 15 Poke Balls
  • Catch 10 different species of Pokemon – 15 Great Balls
  • Earn 5,000 Stardust – 3 Max Revives

Rewards: Hoopa Confined encounter, 1,000 Stardust, and 1,000 XP

Step 4 of 16

  • Collect reward – 720 Stardust

Rewards: 720 XP

Step 5 of 16

  • Power up Pokemon 10 times – 15 Great Balls
  • Catch 20 Psychic-type Pokemon – Abra
  • Evolve 3 Psychic-type Pokemon – 10 Revives

Rewards: Wobbuffet encounter, 10 Potions, 10 Inkay Candy

Step 6 of 16

  • Collect reward – 720 Stardust

Rewards: 720 XP

Step 7 of 16

  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy – Furfrou encounter
  • Catch a Furfrou – 1 Fast TM
  • Earn a heart with your Buddy – 1 Charged TM

Rewards: Minccino encounter, 1 Unova Stone, and 15 Furfrou Candy

Step 8 of 16

  • Collect reward – 720 Stardust

Rewards: 720 XP

Step 9 of 16

  • Make 3 Nice Curveball Throws – 15 Slowpoke Candy
  • Transfer 30 Pokemon – Galarian Slowpoke encounter
  • Evolve one Slowpoke – 1990 XP

Rewards: Shedinja encounter, 5 Max Potions, 40 Slowbro Mega Energy

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Step 10 of 16

  • Collect reward – 720 Stardust

Rewards: 720 XP

Step 11 of 16

  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy – 10 Yamask Candy
  • Catch 30 Ghost-type Pokemon – 10 Phantump Candy
  • Catch 30 Dark-type Pokemon – 10 Pumpkaboo Candy

Rewards: Costumed Pikachu encounter, 15 Ultra Balls, and 40 Mega Gengar Energy

Step 12 of 16

  • Collect reward – 720 Stardust

Rewards: 720 XP

Step 13 of 16

  • Make a new Friend – Meditite encounter
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends – Chinchou encounter
  • Use 20 Berries to help catch Pokemon – 2 Silver Pinap Berries

Rewards: Blitzle encounter, 1 Poffin, and 10 Dedenne Candy

Step 14 of 16

  • Collect reward – 720 Stardust

Rewards: 720 XP

Step 15 of 16

  • Defeat 5 Team Go Rocket Grunts – 1 Rocket Radar
  • Defeat 3 Team Go Rocket Leaders – 1 Rocket Radar
  • Defeat the Team Go Rocket Boss – 1 Lucky Egg

Rewards: Absol encounter, 2 Golden Razz Berries, 40 Mega Houndoom Energy

Step 16 of 16

  • Claim reward – 2000 XP
  • Claim reward – 2000 XP
  • Claim reward – 2000 XP

Rewards: Dusknoir encounter, 20 Hoopa Energy, 1 Star Piece

A total of 16 Misunderstood Mischief Special Research Steps have been released gradually throughout the Season of Mischief, and we’ve now been able to collate all of the tasks and rewards above.

Niantic have confirmed that Trainers will be able to complete a set of tasks that lead to an encounter with Hoopa Confined starting from September 5, and it’s likely that Hoopa Unbound will arrive in the future.

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How to get Hoopa in Pokemon Go

The Mythical Hoopa in Pokemon Go
Niantic
Unlocking an encounter with Hoopa is actually quite simple.

You only need to complete the first three Steps of the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research to unlock Hoopa, making it quite easy to get in comparison to previous Mythicals that have been in Pokemon Go.

Even better, there are no tasks for Step 2, just rewards to claim. All you need to do is complete all three tasks in Step 3, and one of your overall rewards will be an encounter with Hoopa!

How to get Hoopa’s End of Season Special Research

Niantic have announced that all Trainers who complete Hoopa’s Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story will get access to an exclusive, currently unnamed end-of-season Special Research story.

While there are no details on what this new Special Research story will be about, it’s been teased that players will “learn more about Hoopa” as a result, so it seems likely Hoopa Unbound could be the focus.

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Trainers who don’t complete the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research story will be able to purchase a ticket for the new Special Research story for $5 from the in-game Shop.

Is Hoopa Unbound coming to Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Hoopa Unbound
The Pokemon Company
Trainers are anticipating the arrival of Hoopa Unbound in Go.

With the Confined form of Hoopa arriving in Pokemon Go as part of the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research, many Trainers will be wondering when Hoopa’s powerful Unbound form will make its debut.

Right now, there’s no release date or even a confirmation that the Psychic/Dark-type Hoopa Unbound will be added to Pokemon Go, but it’s hard to believe that it won’t make an appearance at some point soon.

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With so many Steps in the Misunderstood Mischief Special Research, we might end up getting Hoopa Unbound as a final reward before the Season of Mischief ends in December. Fingers crossed!