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Pokémon Go An Inter-egg-sting Development Special Research guide

Take down Team Go Rocket for some rewards

Artwork from Pokemon Go showing the new Team Rocket admins, Giovanni, and a group of shadow Pokemon Niantic/The Pokémon Company

Niantic has re-added Team Go Rocket Special Research quests to Pokémon Go.

As of Oct. 12, “An Inter-egg-sting Development” was added to the Special Research tab in-game. Note that this is a replacement for the previous Team Go Rocket Special Research tasks we saw before, so if you have existing Go Rocket research, you’ll need to complete it before this set will appear.

As with the old monthly Team Go Rocket research, you’ll need to take down the Team Go Rocket Leaders, and eventually take down their boss, Giovanni. Along the way, you’ll get rewards like TMs and berries. Most notably, you’ll get an Elite Charged TM for completing the set, which allows you to teach your Pokémon legacy moves.

Step 1 of 6

  • Spin 5 Poké Stops (500 Stardust)
  • Defeat Team Go Rocket Grunts (500 Stardust)
  • Catch 1 Shadow Pokémon (Meowth encounter)

Reward: 500 Stardust, 10 Poké Balls, 10 Razz Berry

Step 2 of 6

  • Defeat 5 shadow Pokémon (750 XP)
  • Make 3 nice curveball throws in a row (750 XP)
  • Purify 5 shadow Pokémon (750 XP)

Reward: 1,500 Stardust, 10 Great Ball, Larvitar encounter

Step 3 of 6

  • Defeat a Team Go Rocket leader 3 times (1,000 XP)
  • Hatch 3 eggs (1,000 XP)
  • Earn 5 candy walking with your buddy (1,000 XP)

Reward: 1,500 Stardust, 3 Golden Razz Berries, Toxicroak encounter

Step 4 of 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)

Reward: 5 Super Potions, 1 Super Rocket Radar, 3 Revives

Step 5 of 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)

Reward: 3,000 Stardust, 1 Fast TM, 1 Charged TM

Step 6 of 6

  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)
  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)
  • Claim reward (2,000 XP)

Reward: 3 Max Revives, 20 Ultra Balls, 1 Elite Charged TM