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Victini Special Research live in Pokemon Go: All tasks and rewards

Published: 1/Oct/2020 2:47 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 3:08

by Paul Cot


Niantic promised that Victini was coming to Pokemon Go in September and they stuck to their word, albeit barely. The Gen 5 Mythical Pokemon can be found by completing The Feeling of Victory Special Research.

Trainers were worried that Niantic had changed their plans regarding the Victini. The Special Research was released with less than 12 hours of September remaining in the US (just two hours left in the UK).


Nevertheless, the Pokemon Go developers came through and silently dropped the Special Research into the game. Victini was previously available as part of the Pokemon GO Fest 2020 event.

Victini Pokemon Go
Victini is a dual fire and psychic-type Mythical Pokemon.

Investigate a Mysterious Energy

Here are all the tasks and rewards for the Investigate a Mysterious Energy Special Research. Curiously this name was changed from The Feeling of Victory.


Stage 1/6

  • Catch 30 Pokemon: 3 Pinap Berry
  • Spin 30 PokeStops or Gyms: 1,000 XP
  • Send 10 Gifts to Friends: 1,000 Stardust
  • Rewards: 30 Great Ball, Ralts encounter, 1,000 Stardust

Stage 2/6

  • Catch 30 Psychic-type Pokemon: Elgyem
  • Catch 30 Fire-type Pokemon: Darumaka
  • Hatch 3 Eggs: 1 Egg Incubator
  • Rewards: 1,000 XP, Torchic encounter, 30 Great Ball

Stage 3/6

  • Take a snapshot of your Buddy: 1 Poffin
  • Earn 3 Candies walking with your Buddy: 1,000 Stardust
  • Power up Pokemon 3 times: 3 Hyper Potion
  • Rewards: 3 Revive, Espeon encounter, 1,000 Stardust

Stage 4/6

  • Win 3 Gym Battles: 1,000 XP
  • Defeat 3 Team GO Rocket Grunts: 1 Lure Module
  • Win 3 Raids: 1,000 Stardust
  • Rewards: 3 Max Potion, Victini encounter, 3 Max Revive

Stage 5/6

  • Take a Snapshot of Victini: 20 Victini Candy
  • Catch 30 different species of Pokemon: 1 Incense
  • Send 3 Gifts to Friends: 1,000 XP
  • Rewards: 5 Victini Sticker, 3,000 Stardust, 1 Star Piece

Stage 6/6

  • Claim Reward (x3): 3,000 XP, 3,000 Stardust, 3,000 XP
  • Rewards: 1 Lure Module, 20 Victini Candy, 1 Lucky Egg

Unfortunately, if you already have a Victini you won’t be able to get another one here. Instead, you’ll get an additional 20 Victini Candy.

As tasks in Special Research go, there isn’t anything too strenuous here. Some of them may prove to be a little consuming, such as hatching 3 eggs, but all trainers should complete it with relative ease.


Unsurprisingly, but interesting nonetheless, Victini shares the exact same stats as other Mythical ‘mons in Mew, Celebi, and Jirachi. Its dual fire and psychic-typing makes it resistant to 7 different types but leaves it vulnerable to five others. It can be used in Pokemon Go’s PvP format but is certainly nothing to get too excited about.


Iconic Smash Bros Hyrule Temple stage recreated in Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Published: 7/Oct/2020 17:21

by Michael Gwilliam


Super Smash Bros Melee introduced many playable fan-favorite stages such as Final Destination and Battlefield, though none may be more infamous than Hyrule Temple. Now, a fan has recreated the Zelda stage within Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

Hyrule Temple is an absolute blast to play in a casual setting as it’s one of the largest stages in the game and has five sections for players to battle in – three on the upper area, and two on the lower.


Due to the stage’s layout and Smash’s casual scene consisting of items and multi-player brawls, it’s really the perfect battleground for chaos to ensue.

As it turns out, Hyrule Temple isn’t just a good Zelda-inspired Smash stage. It also makes for a pretty unique map in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Link on Hyrule Temple
Hyrule Temple has appeared in other Smash games since Melee.

Redditor Skramblez took to the popular site to share their recreation with the world. In a post titled “I recreated Hyrule Temple in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2,” the gamer showed off the map in a video accompanied by Zelda music.

As you can see in the video, the stage’s sections are split into their own variants of a skate park. Some of the smaller paths are replaced by rails for skaters to grind on, and there’s plenty of gaps to clear.

The edges of the stage are replaced with ramps, so you shouldn’t be flying off the stage like you’ve still taken a Ganondorf F-Smash at a high percentage.


As a nice touch, and sticking with the Zelda lore, Skramblez even made the character look a bit like Link – at least the most Link-like the skateboarding game could allow for.

Instead of a green tunic, the player has a green hoodie. Instead of the green cap, it’s a beanie. However, the character does have long blonde hair, just like the Hero of Time.

Triforce in Tony Hawk Pro Skater
YouTube/David R
Don’t miss the Triforce hidden in the map.

According to Skramblez, it took fifteen hours to make the map. “The park editor’s not the most intuitive, but you can do a lot once you get used to it,” they explained.


If you want to try it out for yourself, just search “Hyrule Temple” in custom parks on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on PC.